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What is a Test Microphone A Test Microphone for the audio industry is an acoustic transducer used to test the performance of audio components as loudspeakers or dynamic receivers. Test microphones are available as pressure field, free field, or diffused field and can be prepolarized or externally polarized.

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What is a Waterproof Microphone  A Waterproof Microphone is a microphone that could work normally in a certain water environment. Waterproof microphones must meet a set of standards, called IPX, to be classified as waterproof microphones. For example, a waterproof microphone can be rated to IPX7 or IPX8. An IPX7 rating means that a Waterproof … Continue reading “Audio Dictionary: What is a Waterproof Microphone?”

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What is Santoprene? Santoprene is a rubber-like material that can be used to make a speaker cone or gasket in a loudspeaker. Santoprene is often used when a lower resonant frequency is desired. With a look a feel similar to rubber, Santoprene provides a more flexible and simple design suitable for easier manufacturing. The graphic … Continue reading “Audio Dictionary: What is Santoprene”

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What is Mylar? Mylar is a common name of cone material that is widely used in small to middle size loudspeakers. Mylar is also known as polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which is used in a water or soda bottle. A major advantage of mylar over untreated paper as a cone material comes in applications where … Continue reading “Audio Dictionary: What is Mylar?”

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