Core Sound is pleased to offer lower cost versions of our Binaural and
Stealthy Cardioid microphones. They are very well suited for tapers on a
budget and are a good choice for recording concerts and lectures.
Unlike our Binaural and Stealthy Cardioid microphone sets, the capsules
used in the Low Cost mic sets are unmodified. While they don't provide
the much lower distortion and much wider dynamic range of their more
expensive siblings, they still provide exceptional performance for their
The Low Cost Binaurals are omnidirectional and pick up sounds in all
directions more or less equally. The Low Cost Stealthy Cardioids are
directional and pick up sounds coming from the forward direction, while
reducing the level of sounds coming from the sides and rear.
If you had to choose just one set of Low Cost microphones, we strongly
recommend the Low Cost Binaurals. In general, they will make better
recordings under more different circumstances than the Low Cost Stealthy
The microphones are very unobtrusive; many customers have called them
"stealthy." When in place, they look like eyeglass retainers, the
devices that athletes and librarians use to ensure that their glasses
don't fall off. The microphones themselves are amazingly small. When
the cord is routed down a shirt or sweater, there's little evidence that
you are creating a very high fidelity recording of a sound event. (We
strongly recommend that before you record, you obtain permission to do
CSB microphones have been sold to customers all over the world,
including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Korea,
Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria,
England, Scotland, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Serbia,
South Africa and many others.
If you're looking to make great tapes at low cost, our Low Cost Binaural
microphone and Low Cost Stealthy Cardioid microphone sets can't be
October 13, 2000: We're pleased to announce a new "Low
Sensitivity" version of our Low Cost Binaural (LCB) microphone set,
especially designed for folks who tape loud music with the Sony MZ-R37,
-R55, -R70, -R90, -R91, -R700, -R750 and -R950 MD recorders.
On those specific recorders (and not others), Sony omitted the
microphone pre-amp's "low sensitivity" (-20 dB) setting, so they are
unusually prone to mic pre-amp overload distortion when recording loud
music. Our new "Low Sensitivity" version of the LCB and LCSC
microphones are approximately 15 dB less sensitive than the standard
set, and will reduce or eliminate the occurrence of that distortion.
Like the LCBs, they are powered from the recorder -- neither an external
battery box nor attenuator cable is required.
Note: The LCBs with the low sensitivity option are not recommended
for use with M-Audio's MicroTrack 24/96 flash memory recorder. It does
not provide adequate "plug-in" power.