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Old 12th March 2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Smallest, usable microphone

Hi,

Can anyone tell me what the smallest usable miniature microphone is?

I am currently looking for one that can supply half decent quality vocals under 5mm DIA..

Can anyone give any directions?

Thanks!
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Old 12th March 2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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there'd be the AKG CK77, measuring 5,5mm in diameter, which comes in that set:

WMS4500 CK77 L SET

the mic alone is discontinued, but i own one which i do not need. :
CK 77 WR/C 577 WR
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Old 12th March 2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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DPA Microphones :: Products

Excellent quality microphones, DPA used to be part of Bruel&Kjaer but got spun off when B&K decided to focus on measurement only. Not cheap...
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Old 12th March 2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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DPA, Countryman, Sennheiser and others all do minature microphones intended for hairline use in theatre.

5.5mm should not be an issue, but note that the self noise is somewhat higher then a larger diaphram.

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Old 13th March 2013, 05:46 AM   #5
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well, the akg Mic is also intended for use as a hairline Mic in operas and similar
also, akg got a technical grammy for their mics.

Edit: you won't find a that small mic with less self noise. I guess, although I didn't measure it, that this Mic is at the bottom end, talking of the self noise. (I hope I didn't mess it up with that saying)

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Old 14th March 2013, 04:42 AM   #6
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Every cellphone will have one, but how to use!!!

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Old 14th March 2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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Heck, a modern hearing aid has a mic, power supply, DSP & a class "d" power amp in less space than that.
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