parabolic microphone


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parabolic microphone

[¦par·ə¦bäl·ik ′mī·krə‚fōn]
(engineering acoustics)
A microphone used at the focal point of a parabolic sound reflector to give improved sensitivity and directivity, as required for picking up a band marching down a football field.
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Meanwhile, 'Listening to Nature' walks will use a parabolic microphone, headphones and three-wheeled mobile sound system.
In those cases, production crews prefer to use a very specialized, large parabolic microphone.
I have worked on the field holding a parabolic microphone (the "big dish" that is hand held on the sidelines to capture the sound of tackles being made) for the past eight seasons, and I have some observations regarding Mark Baker's Oct.
A parabolic microphone like you see at NFL games would work, but your league would probably outlaw it as soon as you used it.
Simonet's team investigated the question by standing in parks with a parabolic microphone that enables them to record dog hubbub from a distance.
Effective against laser eavesdropping techniques, as well as the use of parabolic microphones. DS2500 Soundmasker Series by Dynasound.
United States, the Supreme Court considered the issue raised by police officers who, without trespassing on private property, used parabolic microphones or wiretaps to listen in on conversations.
Their version would allow celebrities to sue photographers who trespass or use high-tech means - telephoto lenses or parabolic microphones, for example - to capture their image or voice.