Sweat resistant microphone: Voice Technologies VT106HOF achieves perfect sound in a watertight housing
The VT106HOF Miniature Cardioid Microphone (High Open Frequencies) has a clear and open sound pickup and high sensitivity. The complex manufacturing process enables a high level of water resistance so that the microphone can be used in demanding production environments. Microphones for use in theatre performances and musicals need to meet specific demands. They have to be as unbotrusive as possible when integrated into costumes, they need to be durable and still have to transmit voices with best possible quality. Voice Technologies developed the VT106HOF in cooperation with Hof theatre, addressing all these requirements.
The VT106HOF is manufactured in Switzerland to the highest standards and thus achieves a particularly long lifespan, rendering frequent renewing of equipment unnecessary.
With applications in theatre performances and musicals in particular in mind, Voice Technologies developed a special rubber mount for the VT106HOF. The “Rubber Face Mound” RFM is attached directly to the performer’s face, holding the microphone in perfect position … a perfect mix of unobtrusive mounting and optimal sound performance.
- Generating Element:Electret Condenser (tensioned diaphragm)
- Polar Pattern:Hyper-Cardioid
- Frequency Range:100Hz-6kHz
- Sensitivity (@ 1kHz):-49dB ±3dB 1V/microbar (3.5 mV/Pa)
- Noise Level:26dB “A” weighted
- Max. Input SPL:113dB
- Impedance:4.4 kΩ
- Bias/+VDC:1.3V to 10V
- Cable:Length 1.5m (59") Ø 1.9mm
- Weight:13g (0.46 oz)
Wiring configuration (3-wire):
Christoph Haas/degreed engineer Theater Hof:
"My experiences I got from many tours, in house productions, and different stages with all kind of PA’s is, that the cardioid gets more “power” (could be called more centred). Thanks to proximity and less Ess-sound, voices are smoother. EQ correction can be quite limited. On top of this, I don’t need to worry about feedback so much anymore."