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Monday, March 30, 2020

Titley Scientific's Microphones - Announcing 3 Mics Which Are Now Available!

This Post serves as a precursor to Part 3 Of 3 of The Titley Anabat Swift Review (If you haven't already, see Part 1, Part 2)
It is also a preliminary look at the 3 microphones which are currently available, from Titley Scientific.

Owners (or potential owners) of either The Anabat Swift, or Anabat Express bat recorders, should be aware of the 3 Microphones currently available, from Titley Scientific.
See below for some detailed specifications and information on each of the 3 Mics, as per Titley:

1. The Anabat Omnidirectional Ultrasonic Microphone - US-0 V3

It is a versatile and affordable option, for recording bats in all weather conditions.

Brief Info: The latest iteration of their omnidirectional microphone is versatile and affordable. Titley's most popular microphone for recording bats in all weather. The ability to attach directly to the detector or via a cable means that you can make the most of your detector and microphone placement, avoiding echoes off hard surfaces.

Features:     
  • Can be attached directly to the detector or on an extension cable.  
  • Improved weather resistance with waterproof acoustic membrane
  • Compatible with Anabat Swift and Anabat Express
  • Low power consumption

Specifications:
  •  Weight: 22g
  •  Dimensions: 48mm (length) x 17mm (diameter) 
  •  Frequency Response: 10 – 130 kHz 
  •  Colour: Black 
  •  Directionality: Omnidirectional 
  •  Compatible with: Anabat Swift, Anabat Express

2. Anabat Directional Ultrasonic Microphone US–D V1

Highly sensitive directional microphone, perfect to target bats and avoid noise.

Brief Info: The directional microphone is a specialized ultrasonic microphone designed for the Anabat Swift and Anabat Express. It’s highly sensitive and directional zone of reception mean you can target your recordings and avoid ambient noise. This is the only weatherproof directional microphone commercially available, and allows you to record bats up to 250kHz. 

Features:
  • Can be attached directly to the detector or on an extension cable
  • High signal to noise ratio (very low noise)
  • Frequency response from 10 kHz to 250 kHz 
  • Compatible with Anabat Swift and Anabat Express 
  • Parylene coated microphone element for improved weather resistance       
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel grill

Specifications:
  • Weight: 60g
  • Dimensions: 60mm (length) x 46mm (diameter)
  • Frequency Response: 10 – 250 kHz
  • Colour: Black
  • Directionality: Directional
  • Compatible with: Anabat Swift, Anabat Express

Weatherproof multipurpose microphone, record all audible wildlife. 

Brief Info: Another of Titley's latest microphones allows you to record audible frequencies with your Anabat Swift. Weatherproof and durable, you can survey birds, frogs and other vocalising wildlife for months at a time. 
Features: 
  • Can be attached directly to the detector or on an extension cable 
  • Low power consumption 
  • Improved weather resistance with waterproof acoustic membrane 
  • Comes with military grade, water repellent wind sock
  • Compatible with Anabat Swift

Specifications:
  • Weight: 23g 
  • Dimensions: 60mm (length) x 30mm (diameter) (including wind sock)
  • Frequency Response: 100 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Colour: Black
  • Directionality: Omnidirectional
  • Accessories: Wind sock
  • Compatible with: Anabat Swift

I'm happy to report, that each of these microphones are currently being evaluated/tested and compared. And I'll be posting my findings and remarks on the blog soon.
For further, current Info, on these Mics as well as other compatible accessories, have a look at this page, from Titley's Scientific's Site.

Until then, Happy bat detecting!