With proVoco ear-worn microphone, Phonak, world leader for hearing systems, is taking on head-mic manufacturers.
Phonak wireless earphone is already an essential tool for TV anchormen and for actors who need prompter's assistance. In order to diversify, the Swiss company Phonak, leader for hearing systems and in-ear radio systems, has started producing an ear-worn microphone called proVoco.
ProVoco is an almost invisible mic, very light, on a form-memory deformable boom. Set around the ear, with a loop, it is unobtrusive, stays in place at all times and distracts neither user nor viewer. Even vigorous movement will not dislodge it.
Together with a mini wireless transmitter like the Sennheiser SK 5212, there is almost no off sounds nor sound level drop: speaker can be understood even in noisy surroundings.
This mic seems to be very successful with the sport world, especially with referees.
proVoco is not very wind sensitive, but it is necessary, in case of windy outdoor use, to put a Cat Windscreen on it.
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Statique à électret (cravate) monté sur serre-tête par l'émetteur HF.
16 mV/Pa ; niveau max. 118 dB SPL pour THD<1%.
Capteur de pression ; omnidirectionnel, BP : 30 - 20 kHz, ± 3 dB.
Dimensions 3 mm x 1.1 mm (diam.), masse 2.5g. Conn. Lemo pour émetteur HF.