The KLOVER MiK can be configured with virtually any electronics to create a set-up for your audio needs. The images below show standard configurations. A microphone must be installed in each KLOVER MiK; therefore, the first step in configuring your system is the selection of a microphone. Any omnidirectional lapel (lavaliere) microphone can be used.
There are two common connector types for microphones, XLR and TRS:
XLR (eXtra Low Resistance) microphones are nearly always used for broadcast applications. Professional cameras and recorders are likely to have larger XLR microphone ports. Most microphones with XLR connectors will require a voltage to be supplied to operate the internal components of the microphone. This is called “phantom power” and is usually in the 12 to 48 volts range. Please confirm if your microphone requires “phantom power” and if your camera/recorder provides it before selecting a microphone.
The other common type of microphone connector is Tip Ring Sleeve (TRS). This type of connector is used on consumer cameras and recorders. In most cases, the tip of the connector will be 3.5mm (1/8 inch) in diameter. This type of microphone often requires a small voltage to be supplied to operate the internal components of the microphone. This is called “plug-in power” and usually is in the range of 5 volts or less. Please confirm if your microphone requires “plug-in power” and if your camera/recorder provides it before selecting a microphone.