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Wildtronics Professional Mono Parabolic Microphone

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Capture crisp, clean single subject sounds from the best performing parabolic microphone available.

The Wildtronics Professional Mono Parabolic Microphone is available in an Amplified model or Unamplified model for those who already have low noise equipment. Read more about the Amplified models here. These Mono Parabolic Microphones are used to isolate and capture sounds from a single subject. For microphones with added stereo background features, see our Mono-Stereo models. Our parabolic microphones can extend the range of your subject about 10 times compared to a standard microphone. These are the most advanced and best performing professional parabolic microphones on the market, include the microphone, and still cost a fraction of competing units. The new, original design combines multiple techniques to increase audio gain, broaden the frequency response, reduce mic self-noise, improve isolation of the subject, and minimize handling noise. Use this parabolic microphone for sound reinforcement on football and baseball fields, recording birds and nature sounds, wildlife research, law enforcement, paranormal investigation, or anytime sounds need to be amplified and isolated beyond the capabilities of other microphones. If you want to use your own, high quality microphone, see our Universal model.


"I can honestly say I am stunned. I turned the gain up to 65: no noise or hiss. The volume of the birdsong was actually painful on the ears but no distortion. Superb range.

I used the microphone on a singing Chaffinch at 50 feet, a Common Starling 100 feet away, a Song Thrush I couldn't see but I guessed to be at least 300 feet off and a nearby Wood Pigeon. So a broad range of structure, pitch, note fullness and shape and volume and all recorded with fullness and accuracy. "

from the United Kingdom

Read our Parabolic Microphone Selection Guide for short descriptions and a comparison table of all Wildtronics products.

Buy the Wildtronics Mono Parabolic Microphone by visiting our Web Store HERE! See below for AUDIO SAMPLES and DEMO VIDEO.

The large, 22-inch, parabolic dish is optimally sized to balance portability and low frequency response. The dish is clear so you may accurately sight your target, even with the Secondary Windscreen installed. The Wildtronics' parabolic shape was optimized for a focal point to match the microphone's polar response, shield undesired sound pickup, and offer a compact package. The paraboloid was accurately CNC machined to create a master mold. This accuracy is necessary for precision focus at higher frequencies. The microphone assembly is easily removed and reinstalled without altering it's precisely located, factory set focal point. The Standard molded plastic dish is 0.060-inch thick polycarbonate for best all around durability, critical shape retention, and allows some bending to fit into larger airline luggage. Also available is the Feather Light 0.030 inch thick polycarbonate dish that can roll into a 6 inch diameter for easy transporting, and will drop the weight of the microphone by 8 ounces. For more information on the parabolic dish types available, see our parabolic dishes for sale page.

Below are some audio samples recorded with the Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone at given distances, without any noise reduction processing. Fantastic, accurate sounds can be easily obtained from distances that only a professional parabolic microphone can achieve. Yes, the stated distances are real.

Integral booster discs are designed into the microphone assembly to increase the audio gain, boost low frequency response to that of a 30-inch parabolic dish, and help isolate the sound pickup to only the focused target and avoid other stray sounds. This amazing booster disc technology further sets the Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone apart from all others.

Not just one, but an array of low noise microphone elements are used at the focal point of the parabola. Array technology not only increases the audio gain, but reduces self noise to that of the lowest noise microphones on the market. Combined with the parabolic dish and booster discs, the signal to noise ratio is higher than any other parabolic microphone system available. A military grade foam windscreen is built-in for winds up to 10-12MPH. For wind speeds up to 20MPH, a Secondary Windscreen is available and we highly recommend it for outdoor applications.

There are no special or custom cables needed to connect the Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone to your amplifiers or recorders. Both standard, balanced XLR and 3.5mm connectors are conveniently located on the back panel. You can use 11-53 volt phantom power or the internal 9-volt battery. 9-volt battery life is about 150 hours, so you can save battery life in your other equipment by turning off it's phantom power. The microphones are heated using excess phantom power to decrease condensation problems in humid environments. On the 3.5mm connector, the mono signal is on both contacts of the stereo 3.5mm connector. With the signal available on both contacts, you can record one channel at a lower gain to be sure you don't clip an important recording.

The entire microphone assembly is engineered to reduce the effects of handling noise and inadvertent bumps. A special foam suspension system helps isolate the microphone assembly from handling noise. In addition, the comfortable, foam handle grip was carefully selected with a texture that minimizes noise from hand movements.

The lightweight aluminum alloy parts are powder coated for durability. A black, low reflectivity finish is used throughout to increase stealth. Optional Accessory Bar-1 Kit and Mini Accessory Bar Kit are available that allow versatile mounting of additional equipment. With the Accessory Bar-1 Kit, you can mount cameras, tripods, recorders, preamps, wireless transmitters, and install the included dual handles that give improved comfort and superb balance. The Mini Bar Kit allows mounting a hand-held recorder directly to the handle, and uses just one short cable.

The Wildtronics family of microphones were developed by Bruce Rutkoski, who has professionally recorded nature sounds for over a dozen years and originated new recording techniques, in addition to an electronic and mechanical engineering background. Bruce's recordings are available through Natureguy Studio in CD and MP3 formats.

For technical information about parabolic microphones, recording, and audio noise; see our Articles section in the pull-down menus at the top of the page.

Be sure to review our demo videos of the parabolic microphone on the Wildtronics You Tube Channel.

Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone Specifications PDF download.

Wildtronics 2015 Model Professional Parabolic Microphone Instruction Manual download.

Wildtronics 2014 Model Parabolic Microphone Instruction Manual PDF download.

Wildtronics 2013 Model Parabolic Microphone Instruction Manual PDF download.

Made in the USA, RoHS lead free, with CE conformity.



Wildtronics, LLC Parabolic Microphone Specifications:

Polar Pattern: Super Hyper Cardioid**

Equivalent Self-noise Mono: -26dBA @ 10kHz

Frequency Response Mono: 200-20kHz

S/N Ratio Mono: 102dB @ 1kHz

Sensitivity Mono XLR: -4dB (630mV) / Pascal @1kHz

Impedance Mono XLR: 1k Ohm

Sensitivity Mono XLR: +6dB (2V) / Pascal @3kHz

Impedance Mono 3.5mm: 500 Ohm

Sensitivity Mono XLR: +14dB (5V) / Pascal @10kHz

Phantom Power: 11-53 Volt, 8mA/channel (48V)

Sensitivity Mono 3.5mm: -10dB (315mV) / Pascal @1kHz

Battery Type: 9 Volt (Alkaline, NiMH, rechargeable Lithium)

Sensitivity Mono 3.5mm: 0dB (1V) / Pascal @3kHz

Battery Life (Alkaline) Mono: 150 hours

Sensitivity Mono 3.5mm: +8dB (2.5V) / Pascal @10kHz

Dimensions: 22.5-inch x 22.5-inch x 8-inch

Max input sound level Mono: +100dB @ 1kHz

Weight Mono Model: 2lbs 4oz (1 lb 12 oz w/ Feather Light Dish)

Max input sound level Mono: +80dB @ 10kHz

Maximum Storage Temperature*: 200/93° F/C

Max input sound level Mono: +90dB @ 3kHz

Equivalent Self-noise Mono: -8dBA @ 1kHz

Equivalent Self-noise Mono: -18dBA @ 3kHz

Connector Wiring:

XLR: pin 1= ground, pin 2 = signal (+), pin 3 = signal (-)

3.5mm: barrel = ground, tip = signal, ring = signal

* See manual for detailed storage requirements.

** Polar pattern for entire mic assembly with dish attached. See independent lab tested polar chart in the photo section for detailed polar response.