The KLOVER MiK lets you capture sound from greater distances – with more focus than any standard microphone.
Your Production is hard enough
You need a microphone that’s not going to send you scrambling because of dead batteries or interference, or waste hours of your time trying to fix problems in post-production. Whether you are 5 or 500 feet away, simply point the KLOVER MiK parabolic microphone at the action and enjoy clear audio that amplifies your subject while minimizing background noise.
What makes KLOVER MiK unique?
It's all about the shape!
- EManufactured to tolerances of only a few thousandths of an inch, KLOVER MiK was the first true parabolic microphone on the market and remains the gold standard for audio production.
- EAmplify the audio you want while minimizing unwanted ambient noise
- ECapture audio from much greater distances than typical microphones
- ECapture comments from audience or classroom without passing a microphone.
- ECapture audio from a safe distance with out putting the sound man in danger, or in the shot .
When it comes to long-range audio, there is simply no comparison.
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The small size of a parab was intriguing but I wanted to hear it. I have used the parab on Wrestling and on Judo. Due to the small size of the dish, it didn’t stand out in the shot. I heard this ‘tearing’ noise and couldn’t figure out what it was. Finally I saw a person pulling masking tape off a roll 30 feet away from the parab! It doesn’t have a tin can sound, nor does it have a resonant hum. Overall you could say I was pleased with my purchase, but maybe a better term would be ecstatic.
HI Pro Streaming, NEP (Retired), Author
Senior mixer for FOX Sport, Audio consultant
Jason Martin Audio
“Last season I contacted Paul at Klover and he sent me a demo kit of the Klover MiK 26. I used them on one football game and was instantly sold. I heard sounds in the game that I had never heard with the Big Ears brand dish and certainly more than the Jony Shot has ever produced. I took them to the 103rd Grey Cup and we used them side by side with another product. There was no comparison! You instantly knew what parabolic mic Dave the mixer was tracking. I am happy to say I will not be using any other product on any football broadcast I am part of.”
Sound Engineer, Steve Koubridis Audio Services
“I used them (Klover MiK 16s) for the 2013 ALCS and World Series, and they worked great. I also used them for the MLB series in Sydney, Australia, where I was forced to be much further from the action than normal, and they performed really well. I will definitely use them again.”
Audio Engineer, Baseball Mixer Extraordinaire
“The parabs (KLOVER MiK 16s) are great. We have only gotten to use them with volleyball and soccer broadcasts, but they have really added a great sound to the show!“
Director of Video Services, Media Systems
Auburn Athletics Department
“I can say it (KLOVER MiK 16) localizes and amplifies/concentrates the animal vocalizations better than any other technology I have used.“
“We just finished our first home stand we loved the (KLOVER MiK-16) Parabs! They sound great! You can hear the pop of the mitt and the crack of the bat so crisply. They look sharp on television as well.“
Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
“I had a setup I’ve used for baseball for several years, but at the Little League World Series we had to setup the shotgun mics back in a hallway that had the scorekeepers and other people walking around. I always ended up capturing “extra voices.” When I switched to the Klover (KLOVER MiK 16), all that went away.“
ESPN Audio Mixer
Freelander Reality TV
Wide Range of Application
While the KLOVER MiK was created for major networks, other industries benefit from it’s unparalleled performance in long-range audio.
Military / Security
Long-range use of parabolic microphones allows surveillance to be carried out from a safe distance without detection.
Military / Security / Law Enforcement
No other microphone can capture audio from such a great distance. Law enforcement and security agencies can monitor dangerous situations from a safe distance.
Fire / Search & Rescue
Parabolic microphones are used broadly in search and rescue efforts. In tests, calls for help have been heard from over a mile away.
Search & Rescue
Before making a purchase, a member of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team conducted a test of the KLOVER MiK 26.
“The parabolic microphone aided comprehension both meaningfully and statistically at all distances. Between 322 and 1190 m, comprehension with the microphone was 86% vs 52% for unaided listening. Between 1529 and 2510 m, comprehension with the microphone was 57% vs only 12% for unaided listening . These results show the parabolic microphone to be superior in both detecting and comprehending hidden subjects who are calling.”
Parabolic microphones are also invaluable for locating victims in rubble or collapsed buildings.
A parabolic mic on top of a camera can capture audio clearly from six feet away for socially distanced interviews.
Interviews can be conducted with no notice because there is no need to place a mic on the subject. Depending on the level of ambient noise, the audio will be very similar to a lapel mic on the subject from up to 6 or 8 feet.
An unexpected benefit of using the KM-09 is that the audio signal drops off much less when your subject turns their head to the side, as compared to a lapel mic.
The directionality of the KM-09 greatly reduces the amount of ambient, or crowd noise that is captured. This allows your subject to stand out from the background noise. At the same time, the pickup is large enough that more than one subject can be captured with equal levels. You don’t need to worry about the subject speaking while the interviewer has pulled back the mic.
A group of 27 panel members was captured with four KLOVER MiK 09 units hung from the ceiling grid.
The small parabolic also makes a great backup for wireless mics when mounted above the news desk.
Meeting / Class Streaming
A single parabolic microphone can pick up multiple speakers. Questions or comments can be captured from a large group of attendees using one or more parabolic mics.
Meeting / Class Streaming
Presenting classes online is becoming more common every year. Streaming video of the instructor is quite easy, and using a wireless mic provides great audio from the instructor. If desired, it is rather straight forward to add a second camera to capture video of the students. The challenge, however, is to capture audio of student questions and interaction.
Comments from more than 20 students were captured with four 9-inch parabolic microphone mounted in a 20-foot x 40-foot classroom. The audio was more than adequate. Another university placed a 9-inch parabolic (along with a Go Pro camera) in each classroom to stream the professor to students watching from home.
Houses of worship have used our 9-inch parabolic mics to stream the speaker or congregants to those watching online.
The small unit can also be mounted on a pan/tilt unit to follow the video camera, or mounted to a pan/tilt/zoom camera, to provide more focused audio to online meetings.
Parabolic microphones can be used to record the sounds of nature without disturbing the habitat.
Panels / Press Conferences
Capture audience questions at press conferences, or multiple speakers on stage simply by aiming a parabolic mic in their direction.
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