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Stenograph® sells the similar mic including a 6ft cable and carrying pouch for $136.00 (list price) plus shipping with a zero return policy unless defective. From their website: ("Note: Due to packaging, this product cannot be returned once opened, unless it is defective.") NOW including tripod and clip.
Our mic which also includes the 6 ft cable, mini tripod, instructions, clip, carry bag, ear bud is cheaper.
Super high gain, high sensitivity Steno machine and laptop mini omnidirectional microphone for court reporters (Can be used in your audio-capable writer or in most laptops) - Made in USA
Their mic is High Sensitivity and this mic is Ultra-High Sensitivity. Comes with a 6 ft extension cable to get the mic away from the noise of the steno machine and a nice velvet carrying case.
Having a reliable, high quality audio recording is important! With the AudioSync Microphone connected to Case CATalyst®, Eclipse, ProCAT or any other CAT system your Luminex®, Diamante®, Passport Touch, Elan Mira, Impression or other audio recording compatible writer, you will have a high quality recording for listening back to difficult testimony while editing, and for read back.
- Ultra-High sensitivity recording
- No batteries to fail at the wrong moment
- Small size means it is not a focal point during proceeding and is easy to transport
- 1-year manufacturer's warranty
- Made in the USA
- Ultra high sensitivity: About 50 foot radius
- Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
- Recording Direction: Omnidirectional
- Signal To Noise Ratio: Ultra High Sensitivity 58dB
- Dimensions in inches:0.3" X 0.9"
|Details||Brand||Master Series by Sound Professionals|
|Description||Super high gain, high sensitivity Steno machine and laptop mini omnidirectional microphone for court reporters - Made in USA|
|Specifications||Frequency Response||20-20,000 Hz|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||High Sensitivity 68dB/Ultra High Sensitivity 60dB|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||High Sensitivity-30dB/Ultra-high Sensitivity-23dB|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||Standard 120dB|
|Dynamic Range||Standard 96dB|
|Dimensions in inches||.3 X .9|
|Microphone Body Material||Matte Black Brass|
|Power Requirements||2-12vdc "plug in power", power from Battery Module, or phantom power with power converter adapter|
|Features||Interchangeable capsules available?||No|
|Windscreens||Premium small (SP-PREM-WS)|
The Luminex is a very popular and high quality Steno machine. The manual should be followed as written, however, the following information will help you to achieve the best possible results when recording audio with your writer. The recommendations below are intended as a way of fine-tuning the information found in the manual:
On page 44 of the manual, it states:
"Microphone Gain - indicates the current gain setting for the microphone, 0 - 100%. If your microphone is battery powered, set the gain lower. A suggested starting point is 75 - 80%. If the microphone is not battery powered, set the gain higher. A suggested starting point is 95-100%.
These statements assume that battery powered microphones are more sensitive than non-battery powered microphones. This is not always the case. A battery powered microphone could be more sensitive, but merely being battery powered does not mean it is more sensitive (or powerful). An amplified microphone would be more sensitive, but these are extremely rare, and not recommend for devices that have microphone inputs, like the Luminex. In fact, the battery powering a microphone is redundant as the Luminex supplies the necessary power needed for most microphones. This is called microphone "plug in power".
These small microphones are properly powered by the 'plug in power' supplied by the Luminex. In fact, these microphones are more sensitive (powerful) than most battery powered microphones available today. So, they actually require a lower gain setting in the Luminex, not higher. With our ultra-high sensitivity microphones, we recommend a starting microphone gain of 50%
The manual goes on to say:
"Setting this gain too high, may cause audio feedback. Press the - and + sensors as necessary to set the percent. A graphic bar indicates the selected level."
This bar graph is divided into 3 colors - green, yellow and red. It is important to set the gain for the maximum recording level without overloading to get the clearest, strongest recording possible. The ideal recording level is achieved when the sounds you are recording cause the recording level indicator to illuminate the green and yellow segments. The red segments indicate overloading, so it is important that the red segments only illuminate occasionally.
If you hear feedback when monitoring with headphones, simply lower the headphone level until the feedback stops.
On page 43 of the user manual, it states:
"Plug the microphone into the microphone jack on the back of the Luminex. Using a direct feed from a videographer to the microphone jack is not recommended since most of those feeds are line level (much higher) and not microphone level."
If you need to connect a direct feed from a videographer, you can use this cable to reduce the signal down to a safe level that will not overload the mic input on the Luminex.
The 7001 microphone is very small, one piece high gain, high sensitivity microphone that can be plugged into any steno machine or computer microphone input jack. The microphone is very small measuring about 1" long.
This microphone is perfect for recording court proceedings, depositions, lectures, business meetings, interviews, etc. high quality, removable windscreen is included with the microphone.
This microphone is very sensitive, with good pickup range. The actual distance will vary, depending on the amplifier power of the recording device, the room acoustics and the loudness of the sounds you are recording:
The 7001 microphone has an extended frequency response and very natural and accurate sound, providing deep, solid bass, smooth midrange and clean highs. Vocals come through clean and crisp.
For recording devices that are mechanically noisy (Steno machines, laptops with noisy fans or keyboards, etc) use the included removable extension cable.
We recommend a filter to avoid any buzzing from interference. Select the drop down.