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Telinga Pro-4 PIP Test

Subject: Telinga Pro-4 PIP Test
From: "Doug Von Gausig" dougvg
Date: Sat Jan 9, 2010 9:01 am ((PST))
I've just made a sample recording  using Telinga's new Pro-4 PIP parabolic=

system. The sample is posted on my site at (1.1 megs,
MP3, 2:47)

The Pro-4 PIP is a "plug-in-power", mono mic using the regular Telinga 21"=

dish. It's an inexpensive alternative to the Pro-7 and Pro-7w series mics
and handles, and sells for less than half the cost of the pro systems. I
think it will be great for the consumer solid state recorders in use today,=

as well as for the various digital SLRs that now offer video recording

The recording is one I made this morning (1/9/2010) using the Telinga Pro-4=

PIP on an Olympus WS-110 (a cheap voice recorder - $80 at Costco!), just
panning around my back yard in Arizona. The mic is hand-held. The recording=

opens with an Anna's Hummingbird, who sings his scratchy little song. There=

are also White-crowned Sparrows, the strident Gila Woodpecker (25 seconds
in), and lots of House Finches. You'll also hear Mourning Dove wing sounds=

as well as flight sounds from House Finches, Northern Cardinal, and Anna's=

Hummer.In the far distance is the Town's traffic noise. Note near the end
that the Gila Woodpecker is calling behind me (at 2:18) and I swing around=

to point the mic at him (at 2:30) - that will give a good sense of the
off-axis rejection and the on-axis amplification. I have to say that even I=

am amazed at both the quality of this mic and the sound that a cheap solid=

state recorder can achieve! Recordings made with better recorders will have=

better fidelity, higher frequency response, and lower self-noise, but for
my money, this little set did an unbelievable job!

What do you think?

Doug Von Gausig
Natural Sounds  and Photos at:
More Photos at:
Clarkdale, Central Arizona, USA

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