SOME MORE ELABORATION ON COLLABORATION - PRODUCTS
Continuing this month’s exploration of the products that meet the communication needs of today’s businesses, we share part two of an interview that our own Simon LeDuc did with Commercial Integrator.
Are there certain rules of thumb that integrators can follow when choosing boundary microphones, suspended microphones and tabletop microphones to best meet the communication needs of businesses?
First: There are no “bad types” of microphones; every microphone has a specialty it is good at.
For Cardioid boundary microphones (C004E-RF, C012E-RF, CS1S-RF, C008E-RF, CRM102-RF, ARM102-RF, etc.) the ‘’sweet spot’’ is:
-single person per microphone = 18 inch from the edge of the table
-2 participants per microphone = 24 inch from the edge of the table
-2 participants max per microphone capsule:
Note: If you go with 3 or more people per cardioid capsule, the person in front of the microphone will be much louder than everybody else, creating issues with your gain structure.
For Omni directional boundary microphones = Put on a table not larger than 4 feet (depending on the acoustics of the room).
-You can cover 3 participants per side of a table (not larger than 4 feet) per microphone.
-Never mix cardioid and omni microphones as their differences in polar pattern will create audio issues when mixed together
-Remember, omni microphones will capture more room noise than cardioid so keep your microphones close to your participants.
For our triple element suspended C303-RF & C303D-P microphones
-at 7.5ft from the ground, you can cover a 15ft circle or 10ft square (I find it easier to look at it as a 10ft square when overlapping many C303 in a room).
Read the full blog here.