Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone 507195

Sennheiser Ambeo VR microphone

Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone

The Sennheiser AMBEO® VR Mic is an ambisonic microphone fitted with four matched KE 14 capsules in a tetrahedral arrangement. This special design allows you to capture the sound that surrounds you from a single point. As a result you get fully spherical ambisonics sound to match your VR video/spherical 360 content.

The output of the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic is in Ambisonics A-format which is the raw 4-channel output from the capsules that has to be converted into Ambisonics B-format. This is done by the Sennheiser AMBEO A-B format converter plugin, which is available as a free download in VST, AU and AAX format so you can use it in any PC or MAC based DAW. Here are links to the plugin:-

Download Mac version

Download Windows version

B-format is a W, X, Y, Z representation of the sound field around the microphone. W being the sum of all 4 capsules, whereas X, Y and Z are three virtual bi-directional microphone patterns representing front/back, left/right and up/down. So directional information can be reproduced.

The Ambeo is supplied with a foam windshield, a Rycote INV-7 shock mount, a 4 channel output splitter cable and a 1.5m extension cable. The foam is OK for indoor use but outdoors you’re going to need a bit more wind protection so we’ve put together this specially priced bundle of an Ambeo with a Rycote Baby Ball Gag and Windjammer.

Ambeo/Rycote BBG bundle

Dimensions                            215 x 49/25 mm

Frequency response                20 Hz to 20 kHz

Max. sound pressure level       130 dB(A) for 1 kHz

Transducer principle               Pre-polarized condenser microphone

Weight                                  400 g

Microphone connector            DIN12M

Pick-up pattern                      4x cardioid, in A-format arrangement

Nominal impedance               Approx. 200 Ω

Min. terminating impedance    1000 Ω

Operating temperature          -10 °C to 55 °C (14 °F to 131 °F)

Equivalent noise level             18 dB-A as per IEC 61672-1

Power supply                         4x P48 @ 7 mA each

Sensitivity                             31 mV/Pa (-30 dBV)

Operating relative humidity     Max 90% at 40 °C

Matrix reference                     Center of the capsule holder

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£1,299.60 £1,083.00ex.VAT
Product Code: SEN507195
Availability: Normally 3 - 4 days
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