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Wildtronics Professional Mono-Stereo Parabolic Microphone

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The amazing all-in-one microphone! Have both a professional parabolic microphone and a stereo pair microphone in one unit.

The Wildtronics Professional Mono-Stereo 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-Stereo Parabolic Microphones include all the features of the Professional Mono Parabolic Microphone, plus add two additional forward facing microphones configured to capture wide-angle stereo background at the same time as the center, dish focused sound. This is a fantastic way to zoom in on a distant subject, without missing the ambient stereo sounds. You can record all three channels at once using a multi channel recorder, or use a mixer to control the left, right, center blend for a stereo recorder. With M/S encoding techniques, the stereo/mono blend can be changed during post editing. If you only have a two channel recorder, our Professional Amplified Mono-Stereo Parabolic Microphone includes a built-in pre-amp and a mixer that allows you to blend the ambient stereo with the single subject from the mono microphone anyway you want. Since the stereo microphone outputs are separate, they may also be used by themselves, with or without the dish installed, for a quality, low noise stereo recording. This is our premier product and is the choice of professional sound engineers, or those who want to be prepared for any future application. The combination of three low noise microphones in one convenient package gives incredible creative recording capabilities never available before.

"I really love the well-built, amplified mono-stereo parabolic microphone, especially its ability to combine a stereo ambient recording (from the front-facing stereo mic pair) with a sharp and clean reflected parabolic signal (from the inward facing microphone element). What's amazing is that the two sound sources can be mixed together by ear for a pleasing result. The two sources can also be recorded separately. For instance, the frontal stereo microphone produces a very spacious ambient recording … perfect for someone who desires a recording of the full soundscape. In contrast, the inward-facing microphone produces a clean, un-distorted recording of the on-axis parabolic-reflected signal … perfect for someone who wants a super-clear monaural recording of a specific sound source. This is incredible. I believe this is the first parabolic microphone to allow for this degree of creative control!

Lang Elliott,
Nature audio/photo/video author and extraordinaire
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Listen to a sample recording from Lang Elliott using the Amplified Pro Mono-Stereo Parabolic Microphone.


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


There are no special or custom cables needed to connect the Wildtronics Mono-Stereo 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 100 hours, using all three outputs at once, so you can save battery life in your other equipment by turning off it's phantom power.

The stereo microphones use two-dimensional audio booster discs that increase the audio level and help separate the left and right channels. The sound quality and noise level of the stereo microphones is on par with some of the most expensive available, making this option an incredible value. The separator plate, between the two microphones, can be removed with thumb screws. Without the separator plate, the two microphones can be summed as an array with a mixer, or used individually to create a low noise, wide-angle, mono background microphone, in addition to the parabolic mono microphone. This is a useful feature if you only have a two channel recorder and need to capture your subject even if you do not point the dish accurately, as a backup.

Below are some audio samples recorded using the Mono-Stereo Microphone. Most use just the stereo microphones by themselves, while others have added highlights from the parabolic microphone in the center. For audio samples of only the mono parabolic microphone, see our other play list on the page describing the Mono Parabolic Microphone.

The Wildtronics Mono-Stereo Parabolic Microphone is also available as an Amplified Mono-Stereo Parabolic Microphone which adds direct headphone and line outputs, an amplified microphone output, and an audio mixer to mix the mono and stereo channels into one stereo output. The amplified models great extend the usefulness and capabilities of the parabolic microphone.

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 Secondary Windscreen extends usability in winds up to 20MPH, and is highly recommended for outdoor use.

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.

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

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

Wildtronics Stereo Parabolic Microphone Specifications PDF download.

Wildtronics 2015 Model Professional Parabolic Microphone Instruction Manual download.

Wildtronics 2014 Model Parabolic Microphone Instruction Manual PDF dowmload.

Wildtronics 2013 Model Parabolic Microphone Instruction Manual PDF download.



Wildtronics, LLC Mono-Stereo Parabolic Microphone Specifications:

Mono Polar Pattern: Super Hyper Cardioid**

Frequency Response Stereo: 20-20kHz

Frequency Response Mono: 200-20kHz

Stereo Sensitivity XLR: -12dB (250mV)/Pascal @1kHz

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

Sensitivity Stereo 3.5mm: -18dB (125mV)/Pascal @1kHz

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

Max input sound level Stereo: +108dB @1kHz

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

Equivalent Self-noise Stereo: 5dBA

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

S/N Ratio: Stereo: 89dB @ 1kHz

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

Impedance Stereo XLR: 2k Ohm

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

Impedance Stereo 3.5mm: 1.4k Ohm

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

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

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

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

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

Battery Life (Alkaline) Stereo: 100 hours

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

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

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

Weight Mono/Stereo Model: 2lbs 7oz (1 lb 15 oz w/ Feather Light Dish

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

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

S/N Ratio Mono: 102dB @ 1kHz

Impedance Mono XLR: 1k Ohm

Impedance Mono 3.5mm: 500 Ohm

Connector Wiring:

XLR: pin 1= ground, pin 2 = signal (+), pin 3 = signal (-)
3.5mm mono: barrel = ground, tip = signal, ring = signal
3.5mm stereo: barrel = ground, tip = left channel, ring = right channel

* 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.