Up for sale is a custom binaural field recording rig created with field recordists and sound ecologists in mind. The Wilde Calm lavalier mics use the same capsules as the always-sold-out LOM mikroUši microphones, but these mics will not short out on you (speaking from experience of having previously used mikroUšis for my recordings until they stopped working). The entire kit disassembles to travel compactly to keep your load light when you're out in the wild. I have been using one of these rigs for the past three years and love it.

The binaural rig includes:

Stereo-matched pair of electret microphones (see specs below)
Preamp (see specs below)
Pair of nylon windscreens
Pair of faux fur “baby ball gag” windjammers
Pair of 3D-printed spherical windshields
Pair of official mini Rycote lyre shock mounts
Aluminum T-bar (with standard tripod mounting)
Binaural ear rig (3D-printed)

*digital recording device and tripods not included

Microphone Specs:

  • Matched stereo pair of pre-polarized condenser microphones
  • Operating voltage: 2-10 V
  • Maximum input pressure level: ~115 dB SPL
  • Sensitivity: -32 dB at 1kHz (±3 dB)
  • Self-noise: ~20 dBA
  • Output: 3.5 mm (1/8″) jack
  • Output impedance: 1.6 kΩ at 1kHz

Preamp Specs:

  • Power: 9V battery
  • 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini input
  • 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini output
  • Features LM386 amplifier chips
  • Stereo “out” jack functions as on/off switch (when the output cable is unplugged the preamp powers off)
  • Mic Gain: 30dB
  • Dimensions: 1" x 2.5" x 3.5"

The pair of spherical windshields are designed and 3D-printed as an alternative to the Rycote Baby Ball Gag set. These windshields come with an inner nylon windscreen and the outer faux fur windjammers. Each microphone rests in an official mini Rycote lyre to eliminate vibration noise and the like.

The binaural ears rig is also 3D-printed and works well indoors or outside when the wind is at a minimum. Several of my customers use the "ears" to record musical performances.

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Binaural Field Recording Rig
  • Black
  • 2022
Made In
  • United States
Microphone Type
  • Lavalier
Polar Pattern
  • Omnidirectional
  • Wired

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Cambridge, MA, United States
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