(click to see how it is assembled)
The Telinga Universal
is designed to make use of a favourite or existing microphone
in a Telinga parabolic dish and be able to focus in on distant sound.
It has been developed for the recordist who already has an omni-directional
mono stick microphone with a diameter of 20 - 25 mm, like the Sennheiser
ME62 or MKH20.
The Universal has a rubber-foam handle with a through-going cable which
is fitted with Neutrik three pin XLRs (gold plated pins). The handle and
parabolic dish are easily assembled with a large nylon threaded nut and
then the user's microphone is connected to the handle's cable and gently
slipped into its snug fit in the acoustic foam of the zeppelin wind-shield.
Plug the male XLR from the base of the handle into the recorder and you
are ready to go.
N.B. No microphone or electronics are supplied
Why Telinga Microphones make sense for the wildlife recordist
Telinga is one of the very few companies in the world
focusing on equipment for the wildlife recordist. Recording outdoors, where
the wanted sounds are often weak and distant, and the environmental conditions
- such as wind, rain and traffic noise - are out of control, means very
different priorities than for a studio microphone.
"Musts" for wildlife recording:
1 - Very good handling
and wind noise performance,
2 - very low inherent noise,
3 - acoustical compensation for distance,
4 - resistance to moist and temperature changes,
5 - very easy to pack up, transport and use.
For wildlife recording factors such as the max sound pressure level and
immunity to induced electrical noise are less significant. Most of all,
our focus on wildlife recording has had a strong impact on our measuring
techniques: The standard techniques normally used in the studio situation
have proved not to be relevant.
The Telinga approach:
For Telinga The Ultimate perfection means:-
When the object under test, in this true-to-life situation, reproduces the
same sound spectrum as the reference microphone that is placed close to