3Dio FS Binaural Microphone (ex. VAT)

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About This Listing

The 3Dio FS binaural microphone is the most affordable, high-quality binaural microphone on the market. The 3Dio FS delivers portable, professional-quality binaural audio in the palm of your hand. Each FS series microphone comes equipped with two prosthetic ears with microphone capsules embedded inside. It captures sound the same way we hear sound in the real world with our own ears. When you listen to an FS microphone recording using headphones, you hear the sound as if you were there at the time of recording. The effect is so powerful because the design is based on 15+ years of research into binaural technology and human hearing.
How does it work?
The 3Dio FS is a binaural microphone. It is a microphone with two prosthetic human-shaped ears spaced roughly 5" apart and microphone capsules embedded in the ear canals. The result is a microphone that captures sound the way that we hear sound. It mimics human hearing. If you are recording outside and a dog barks in the distance or a plane flies overhead, when you listen back to the recording on headphones, you'll be able to pinpoint the location of those sounds in space. This phenomenon gives every recording a visceral quality that only binaural audio can provide.
The 3Dio FS microphone has a very warm and solid response in the low to mid-range frequencies. This brings out the punch as well as provides low-end support for bass-heavy sounds. The microphone capsules integrated inside the ear canals are extremely sensitive and have a very natural presence, perfect for binaural recordings. The frequency response of the capsules used in the FS roll off slightly above 10kHz. This is excellent for recording instruments with loud high frequencies like drum cymbals or strummed acoustic guitars. It also prevents any harsh effects that are sometimes associated with binaural recordings using smaller capsules.
What are the applications?
Our customers use them for a wide variety of applications such as:
○ Field recordings and nature sounds
○ Room mic in a recording studio
○ Capturing 360° sounds for filmmakers
○ Foley sound stage
○ Live music
○ Immersive audio for gaming
○ ASMR & YouTube videos
○ Theaters performances
Standard Output
The output of the FS binaural microphone is a stereo 3.5mm (1/8") output jack. Simply plug it in to your favorite stereo digital recorder, audio interface, or mixing console to begin recording true binaural audio.
The 3Dio FS comes standard with a 5/8" microphone stand adapter installed in the base. The microphone stand adapter can easily be removed. The base of the microphone has a 1/4"-20 female thread mounting hole that can be connected to a hot-shoe adapter or used to mount directly onto a tripod or grip handle.
The 3Dio FS contains a 9V alkaline battery within the chassis. The battery is used to power the microphone capsules and lasts 300+ hours of continuous use.
What's Included
Every 3Dio FS microphone ships with an 8" long 3.5mm (1/8") stereo TRS M2M cable and hard-shell carrying case. All FS microphones include the polyurethane ears.

Shipping, Fulfillment & Delivery
We are a small company and strive to fulfill orders as quickly as possible. During busy times, please allow up to several business days for order fulfillment. International Shipments (delivery address outside the U.S.) may be subject to import duties, value added taxes (VAT), and long customs clearance times. Tariff rates vary from country to country. 3Dio does not collect VAT on behalf of the customer. 3Dio is not responsible for payment of import taxes. Please check with your local customs agency for rates and more information.
Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" | 190mm x 110mm x 110mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 1.5 lbs | 680g
Output: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo jack (mic level output)

Mic Specifications
Directional Pattern: Omnidirectional
Frequency range: 100 Hz - 10kHz
Sensitivity: -28±3dB at 1kHz (0dB=1V/Pa) Rl=3.9KΩ, Vcc=5V
S/N Ratio: 80 dB at 1kHz
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 122 dB SPL (Typ.) at 1kHz Distortion level 3% max
Output impedance: 2.4k Ω ± 30% at 1kHz (RL=3.9k Ω)
Operating Voltage: 5V (3V~10V)
Microphone diameter: 10 mm (0.39 in)

Product Specs

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • United States

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