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.
We returned to the location on 26 June and made sound recordings of both songs using a Dan Gibson Parabolic Microphone and a M-Audio Microtrack II digital recorder.
Put simply, you take the giant salad bowl with handles - the parabolic microphone, as it's called in the trade - and cruise up and down the Coliseum sidelines for a prime-time USC-Oregon State contest, entrusted to capture field noise for the ABC TV production.
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.
The fourth double rap and the subsequent raps were recorded onto digital audiotape using a parabolic microphone.
Using their computer mouse, visitors can aim their parabolic microphone anywhere on the screen to listen in on the gore, the greed and the glory.
Photo: (1--Color) Jason Allami, owner of the Over the Co unter Spy Shop in Thousand Oaks, shows off a parabolic microphone capable of picking up a conversation 200 feet away, and a stuffed animal containing a hidden camera.
Night vision, thermal imagery, parabolic microphones, infrared beacons and other custom-designed devices help McMillan navigate the pitch-black habitats, uncovering animals that could never be seen in the dark with the naked eye.
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.