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KLOVER MiK 09 Standard
Our smallest broadcast quality parabolic microphone, available in silver or black finish
KLOVER MiK 09 Accessory
Includes our accessory mounting bracket that allows flash shoe accessories, such as compact LED lights, to be mounted to the base. Available in silver or black finish
Designed to be used with any omnidirectional lapel mic and converts any microphone to a long-distance shotgun equivalent
Capture Multiple Speakers
Capture natural conversations between multiple speakers without passing around a handheld microphone or wiring people up with individual microphones.
The KLOVER MiK 09 parabolic microphone has no handles and is made from ballistic-grade plastic and aluminum, making it the most durable parabolic microphone on the market.
Minimize distractions while capturing long-range audio.
A break-away joint protects your equipment from danger if dropped or hit.
Enjoy longer reach and more directionality than a traditional shotgun microphone
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. Learn more here. 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.
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. (Read more here.)
The small parabolic also makes a great backup for wireless mics when mounted above the news desk.
Nature Study / Ornithology
Our 9-inch parabolic microphones have been used by bird watchers around the world. They have also been used to record land animals at zoos and in the wild (even Big Foot!). Our products have been used by National Geographic contributors and nature bloggers.
This video shows a compilation of clips captured with our 9-inch products.
The KLOVER MiK has been used for prank and reality programs where capturing audio from a great distance is required.
Interviews can be conducted without fuss because there is no need to place a mic on the subject. Depending on the level of ambient noise, the audio captured with our 9-inch KLOVER MiK will be very similar to a lapel mic on the subject from up to 6 or 8 feet.
An unexpected benefit of using the KLOVER MiK 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 KLOVER MiK 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.
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.
The KLOVER MiK line of parabolic has become the industry standard for capturing on-field sounds around the world. They have been used at the Super Bowl, the World Series, the CFP Championship, March Madness, the World Cup, and the Olympics.
The KLOVER MiK 09 has been used for various sports including March Madness tournament and the NBA playoffs. According to audio engineer Dave Grundtvig “the combination of the 9-inch parab and where it’s placed on the backboard perfectly mimics the three-point circle on the court.”
Audio engineer Steve Koubridis used the KLOVER MiK 09 for major league soccer and said “You may notice a shotgun on top of the lens. I had to do the A – B comparison. Well, no comparison at all. I’ll take it (the 9-inch parabolic).”
Mechanical Noise Detection
The focused pickup pattern of the KLOVER MiK allows noises from specific points on equipment to be monitored and analyzed. Brakes are just one example of noises that are easily captured.
The focused pickup pattern of the KLOVER MiK allows the high frequency sounds of air leaks to be easily detected and located.
KLOVER MiK 09
- Accessory Mounting: Not available
KLOVER MiK 09 Accessory
- Accessory Mounting: The standard aluminum block is replaced with a block that has two flash shoe mounting slots
- Range: 30 to 50 feet in ideal conditions
- Amplification: Approximately 6x
- Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 3 inches
- Dish Outside Diameter: 9 inches
- Collector Diameter: 8 inches
- Weight: Approximately 10 ounces
- Collector Dish Thickness: 1/8 inch
- Frequency: 40 Hz to 15 kHz
- Focus Point: 1-1/8 inch behind the inner face of the aluminum frame
- Pickup Pattern: Approximately conical (15 degrees off center) (See “Test Results” tab below)
- Microphone: Omnidirectional lapel up to 5/16 inch diameter
- Mounting Options: Aluminum block with 1/4-20 tapped hole and flash shoe adapter is standard. The block can be replaced with the included cylindrical rod for mounting in a shotgun mic clamp.
KLOVER MiK 09 Alternative Product
- If your needs are less demanding, our Sound Shark may be an option worth considering.
(Watch "What Are The Differences Between the Sound Shark And The KLOVER MiK 09?")
We can create custom bracketry for you to mount our parabolic microphones on poles or pipes of various sizes with various angles. This has been helpful in both broadcasts as well as security applications.
We’ve designed low-profile, custom enclosures to protect parabolic mics mounted in dangerous areas, such as behind the backstop at Major League baseball games.
Parabolic Mic Arrays
This specialty design was created to detect drones approaching secure sites, such as government buildings. Needing coverage for a large area of sky, we designed an array of separate parabolic microphones to listen from any direction within a sector of the sky.
Custom Enclosure Examples
Two custom parabolic microphone enclosures were created for Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. They were resized to fit the backstop and a shelf for an optional remote camera was added.
The Minnesota Twins also purchased two custom enclosures for Target Field. They were resized to fit the trapezoidal opening in the backstop. A shelf for an optional remote camera was also added.
Two custom parabolic microphone enclosures were also created for Minute Maid Field, home of the Houston Astros. They were resized to fit the existing signage along the backstop.