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Sennheiser MD 46 cardioid interview microphone


Sennheiser MD 46 cardioid interview microphone


$199.95


EV PC BOUNDARY PRD000093-000 MULTI-PATTERN PZM  MICROPHONE stage theater piano


EV PC BOUNDARY PRD000093-000 MULTI-PATTERN PZM MICROPHONE stage theater piano


$259.00


Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone


Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone


$39.99


Nady U-33B UHF Bass Wireless Microphone System MU1 / 470.55


Nady U-33B UHF Bass Wireless Microphone System MU1 / 470.55


$179.99


Universal Karaoke Microphone Shock Mount Stand Support Diameter 5CM Holder


Universal Karaoke Microphone Shock Mount Stand Support Diameter 5CM Holder


$12.45


Shure Green Bullet 520D Harp Mic, Shure Controlled Magnetic Element, Clean! Hot!


Shure Green Bullet 520D Harp Mic, Shure Controlled Magnetic Element, Clean! Hot!


$130.00


JVC Kenwood stereo mini headphone HA-FXD80-Z JAPAN NEW F/S  SALE JVC


JVC Kenwood stereo mini headphone HA-FXD80-Z JAPAN NEW F/S SALE JVC


$67.30


Yamaha AW16G


Yamaha AW16G


$100.00


3 Piece ATUS West Germany Microphone equiptment extension arms


3 Piece ATUS West Germany Microphone equiptment extension arms


$10.00


Audio-Technica ATW-202 VHF Wireless Microphone / Receiver in Factory Box


Audio-Technica ATW-202 VHF Wireless Microphone / Receiver in Factory Box


$56.66


Radio Shack 32-1250 900MHz Wireless Microphone Receiver in Factory Box


Radio Shack 32-1250 900MHz Wireless Microphone Receiver in Factory Box


$27.85


Vintage AKAI Microphone, Model ADM 14 IMP 5K, Japan Made Free WorldWide Shipping


Vintage AKAI Microphone, Model ADM 14 IMP 5K, Japan Made Free WorldWide Shipping


$39.99


Radio Shack Hands-free Headset Microphone in Factory Box 33-3012


Radio Shack Hands-free Headset Microphone in Factory Box 33-3012


$27.85


Electrovoice R100 VHF Wireless Mic / Beltpack System; Set of 2


Electrovoice R100 VHF Wireless Mic / Beltpack System; Set of 2


$95.08


Lot of 3 Sony Microphones, Cardioid F-98, Condenser ECM-16, Dynamic F-V5


Lot of 3 Sony Microphones, Cardioid F-98, Condenser ECM-16, Dynamic F-V5


$34.99


Genuine Blue Microphones TIKI USB Microphone


Genuine Blue Microphones TIKI USB Microphone


$22.99


USB Microphone + Portable Vocal Booth Pro 2 + Pop Filter, Plus Stands BUNDLE


USB Microphone + Portable Vocal Booth Pro 2 + Pop Filter, Plus Stands BUNDLE


$423.47


Mic Presonus M7


Mic Presonus M7


$40.00


CROWN PCC-170SW PHASE COHERENT CARDIOID MICROPHONE


CROWN PCC-170SW PHASE COHERENT CARDIOID MICROPHONE


$39.95


Sony ECM-44B Condenser Microphone Wired Microphone


Sony ECM-44B Condenser Microphone Wired Microphone


$75.00


Musician's Gear Tripod Mic Stand with Fixed Boom 10-Pack


Musician’s Gear Tripod Mic Stand with Fixed Boom 10-Pack


$99.90


Samson AH1 headset microphone


Samson AH1 headset microphone


$50.00


Samson Go Mic Condenser Wired-USB Professional Microphone Portable Youtube Songs


Samson Go Mic Condenser Wired-USB Professional Microphone Portable Youtube Songs


$45.99


Korg MicroKorgXL+ with Vocoder Mic


Korg MicroKorgXL+ with Vocoder Mic


$399.00


Pro Condenser Microphone Mic BM700 Sound Studio Recording Dynamic + Shock Mount


Pro Condenser Microphone Mic BM700 Sound Studio Recording Dynamic + Shock Mount


$25.49


New Microphone Mic Stand Accessory Plastic Clamp Clip Holder Mount Elegant


New Microphone Mic Stand Accessory Plastic Clamp Clip Holder Mount Elegant


$2.25


Sennheiser Evolution G3 Antennas


Sennheiser Evolution G3 Antennas


$12.00


Sennheiser Evolution G3 Antennas


Sennheiser Evolution G3 Antennas


$12.00


CAD Audio EPF-15A MICROPHONE Pop Filter on 15-Inch Gooseneck


CAD Audio EPF-15A MICROPHONE Pop Filter on 15-Inch Gooseneck


$19.99


STAGG MD-007 50'S RETRO STYLE DYNAMIC STAND MOUNTED VOCAL MICROPHONE BLACK


STAGG MD-007 50′S RETRO STYLE DYNAMIC STAND MOUNTED VOCAL MICROPHONE BLACK


$69.00


STAGG MD-1500 PRO STAGE DYNAMIC VOCAL MICROPHONE WITH CASE AND 20 FT CORD


STAGG MD-1500 PRO STAGE DYNAMIC VOCAL MICROPHONE WITH CASE AND 20 FT CORD


$29.99


STAGG MD-007 50'S RETRO STYLE DYNAMIC STAND MOUNTED VOCAL MICROPHONE GREY


STAGG MD-007 50′S RETRO STYLE DYNAMIC STAND MOUNTED VOCAL MICROPHONE GREY


$69.00


STAGG MD-500 GENERAL PURPOSE DYNAMIC VOCAL MICROPHONE WITH CASE AND 20 FT CORD


STAGG MD-500 GENERAL PURPOSE DYNAMIC VOCAL MICROPHONE WITH CASE AND 20 FT CORD


$22.99


4 PIN RIGHT ANGLE MULTI CONTACT LINE SOCKET FEMALE CB MIC PLUG WITH CABLE GRIP


4 PIN RIGHT ANGLE MULTI CONTACT LINE SOCKET FEMALE CB MIC PLUG WITH CABLE GRIP


$4.13


Zoom H4n Sennheiser EW112P G3 Wireless Portable Recording System


Zoom H4n Sennheiser EW112P G3 Wireless Portable Recording System


$749.95


Shure Beta 52A mic Bass Drum Microphone Beta52A Mint Condition


Shure Beta 52A mic Bass Drum Microphone Beta52A Mint Condition


$125.99


ELECTRO VOICE RE20 CARDIOID DYNAMIC STUDIO Mic EV Re-20 SHIPS DAY OF PURCHASE!


ELECTRO VOICE RE20 CARDIOID DYNAMIC STUDIO Mic EV Re-20 SHIPS DAY OF PURCHASE!


$350.00


Audio-Technica ATR7200-T2 VHF Wireless Handheld Microphone System, T2/169.505MHz


Audio-Technica ATR7200-T2 VHF Wireless Handheld Microphone System, T2/169.505MHz


$79.74


Anchor Audio HBM-60 - Headband Microphone with TA4F Connector #HBM-TA4F


Anchor Audio HBM-60 – Headband Microphone with TA4F Connector #HBM-TA4F


$80.00


Hosa Microphone Cable 3.5MM TRS - XLR3M 10 Feet


Hosa Microphone Cable 3.5MM TRS – XLR3M 10 Feet


$5.99


Whirlwind 24-Ch Transformer Mic Splitter, VGC


Whirlwind 24-Ch Transformer Mic Splitter, VGC


$750.00


Gator Frameworks GFW-MIC-1201 - Deluxe 12


Gator Frameworks GFW-MIC-1201 – Deluxe 12″ Round Base M… (2-pack) Value Bundle


$109.98


Roland OP-R26CW (2-pack) Value Bundle


Roland OP-R26CW (2-pack) Value Bundle


$258.00


Sony UWPV6 Lavalier Microphone, Transmitter, 42 to 45 #UWPV6/4244


Sony UWPV6 Lavalier Microphone, Transmitter, 42 to 45 #UWPV6/4244


$689.00


Sennheiser MZS20-1/216 Shockmount Kit with Pistol Grip for K6 Series with MZA216


Sennheiser MZS20-1/216 Shockmount Kit with Pistol Grip for K6 Series with MZA216


$365.95


Pyle PMKS3 Tripod Microphone Stand with Extending Boom


Pyle PMKS3 Tripod Microphone Stand with Extending Boom


$19.00


Pyle Pro PMKS19 Tripod Base Microphone Stand with Clip


Pyle Pro PMKS19 Tripod Base Microphone Stand with Clip


$17.00


Hello Kitty Bling Metal Earbuds with Built-In Microphone #HKBL1000-MIC


Hello Kitty Bling Metal Earbuds with Built-In Microphone #HKBL1000-MIC


$11.95


Sena 5-Piece Microphone Sponges for 20S, SMH10R, SMH5, SMH3 and SPH10 #SC-A0109


Sena 5-Piece Microphone Sponges for 20S, SMH10R, SMH5, SMH3 and SPH10 #SC-A0109


$5.36


Sennheiser e935 Vocal Microphone e 935 Dynamic Cardioid Handheld Mic MINT


Sennheiser e935 Vocal Microphone e 935 Dynamic Cardioid Handheld Mic MINT


$139.99


Anchor Audio WH-6000 Wireless Handheld Microphone


Anchor Audio WH-6000 Wireless Handheld Microphone


$320.00


Azden WHX-Pro Hand Held VHF Wireless Microphone System #WHXPRO


Azden WHX-Pro Hand Held VHF Wireless Microphone System #WHXPRO


$179.00


PA System Portable Vocal Microphone Headset Speaker Amplifier Music Stage Sports


PA System Portable Vocal Microphone Headset Speaker Amplifier Music Stage Sports


$47.95


ATR30 Hand Held Microphone


ATR30 Hand Held Microphone


$25.00


3ft MOGAMI 2549 Neglex Patch/Pre/Interface Cable w/Neutrik GOLD Pin XLR(m to f)


3ft MOGAMI 2549 Neglex Patch/Pre/Interface Cable w/Neutrik GOLD Pin XLR(m to f)


$18.99


APEX181 USB CONDENSER MICROPHONE


APEX181 USB CONDENSER MICROPHONE


$49.99


Sony MB-X6 UHF Tuner Unit w/ 2x URX-M2 30/33 4x URX-M2 42/45 Synthesized Module


Sony MB-X6 UHF Tuner Unit w/ 2x URX-M2 30/33 4x URX-M2 42/45 Synthesized Module


$999.95


Sennheiser EM300 Wireless Diversity Receiver Mic System EW300 790-822MHz D Band


Sennheiser EM300 Wireless Diversity Receiver Mic System EW300 790-822MHz D Band


$214.18


Mojave Audio MA-201fet (Demo Solid State FET Condenser Mic) (Open Box)


Mojave Audio MA-201fet (Demo Solid State FET Condenser Mic) (Open Box)


$625.50


Nady MPF 6 Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter New Musical Instruments Studio


Nady MPF 6 Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter New Musical Instruments Studio


$24.79


Sennheiser MZW60-1 (2-pack) Value Bundle


Sennheiser MZW60-1 (2-pack) Value Bundle


$659.90


Gator Frameworks GFW-ID-MIC - ID Series Tripod Mic Stan... (2-pack) Value Bundle


Gator Frameworks GFW-ID-MIC – ID Series Tripod Mic Stan… (2-pack) Value Bundle


$159.98


AKG C418 Microphone Condenser with Pouch and AKG MPA III L


AKG C418 Microphone Condenser with Pouch and AKG MPA III L


$125.00


Telex Wireless Lapel Mic (Model UT 700),  Receiver (Model UR700)


Telex Wireless Lapel Mic (Model UT 700), Receiver (Model UR700)


$85.00


Home Studio Recording Techniques Tips great for Sennheiser MD421 e609 users +++


Home Studio Recording Techniques Tips great for Sennheiser MD421 e609 users +++


$8.99


Home Studio Recording Tips / Tricks great for shure sm-81 sm-57 sm-7b users ++


Home Studio Recording Tips / Tricks great for shure sm-81 sm-57 sm-7b users ++


$8.99


Samson SADMC100 Drum Mic Clip Set 3 Clips New Musical Instruments Studio


Samson SADMC100 Drum Mic Clip Set 3 Clips New Musical Instruments Studio


$29.90


AKG C4000 Studio Condenser Microphone **BRAND NEW (mic/c4000b,c 4000,b,4000b)


AKG C4000 Studio Condenser Microphone **BRAND NEW (mic/c4000b,c 4000,b,4000b)


$269.00


Pyle Pro PDWM96 Lavalier Wireless Microphone System New Electronics Camera


Pyle Pro PDWM96 Lavalier Wireless Microphone System New Electronics Camera


$23.93


Lot-2 Female 3-pin XLR Lock Connectors for Microphone Mic Cable cord plug 3H1043


Lot-2 Female 3-pin XLR Lock Connectors for Microphone Mic Cable cord plug 3H1043


$0.90


AKG Perception 220 Condenser Cable Professional Microphone


AKG Perception 220 Condenser Cable Professional Microphone


$65.00


On Stage MSA7040TB Adjustable Microphone Boom Black New Musical Instruments


On Stage MSA7040TB Adjustable Microphone Boom Black New Musical Instruments


$28.71


Gator GE-MIC 10-DRWR - Microphone Drawer; 2U (2-pack) Value Bundle


Gator GE-MIC 10-DRWR – Microphone Drawer; 2U (2-pack) Value Bundle


$299.98


Editors Keys SL150 USB Studio Microphone - Condensor Microphone - Cardioid


Editors Keys SL150 USB Studio Microphone – Condensor Microphone – Cardioid


$149.45


RECORDING STUDIO PRO QUALITY MICROPHONE MIC w/ MOUNT


RECORDING STUDIO PRO QUALITY MICROPHONE MIC w/ MOUNT


$89.95


Whirlwind Medusa Standard Audio Snake: 8 inputs, 0 returns, 150ft


Whirlwind Medusa Standard Audio Snake: 8 inputs, 0 returns, 150ft


$417.39


NEEWER high quality Silver Universal Microphone metal Shock Mount shockmount


NEEWER high quality Silver Universal Microphone metal Shock Mount shockmount


$10.95


MXL PF 001 Pop Filter New Musical Instruments Studio Recording Equipment


MXL PF 001 Pop Filter New Musical Instruments Studio Recording Equipment


$64.51


NEEWER Handheld Moving Multimedia Wireless Microphone 30-50m Range Blue New


NEEWER Handheld Moving Multimedia Wireless Microphone 30-50m Range Blue New


$21.00


MXL V250 Condenser Microphone Wired Microphone


MXL V250 Condenser Microphone Wired Microphone


$80.00


Audix MicroBoom MB5055 - 50


Audix MicroBoom MB5055 – 50″ High-Output Cardioid (2-pack) Value Bundle


$1,098.00


Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone


Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone


$196.89


Electro-Voice 676


Electro-Voice 676 “Jim Morrison” Variable-D dynamic cardioid microphone


$76.70


Vintage 1950s Stromberg-Carlson MC-41 dynamic microphone used


Vintage 1950s Stromberg-Carlson MC-41 dynamic microphone used


$50.00


Gator Frameworks GFW-MIC-2010 - Standard Tripod Mic Sta... (2-pack) Value Bundle


Gator Frameworks GFW-MIC-2010 – Standard Tripod Mic Sta… (2-pack) Value Bundle


$93.98


Mini Headset Headworn Earset Microphone Mic with 3.5mm (1/8 inch) phone plug us


Mini Headset Headworn Earset Microphone Mic with 3.5mm (1/8 inch) phone plug us


$69.99


Oktava MC-012 / MK-012 Condenser Mic and Shock Mount


Oktava MC-012 / MK-012 Condenser Mic and Shock Mount


$175.00


Soundelux U195 or Bock U195 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Elux195


Soundelux U195 or Bock U195 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Elux195


$925.00


Nady Center Stage Dynamic Microphone Vocals Mic Stand MSC3 CHOP 486Rz1


Nady Center Stage Dynamic Microphone Vocals Mic Stand MSC3 CHOP 486Rz1


$7.99


Triad-Orbit Micro 1 - Long Stem Orbital Mic Adaptor (2-pack) Value Bundle


Triad-Orbit Micro 1 – Long Stem Orbital Mic Adaptor (2-pack) Value Bundle


$78.00


Radial Gold Digger 4-channel Mic Selector (2-pack) Value Bundle


Radial Gold Digger 4-channel Mic Selector (2-pack) Value Bundle


$699.98


Triad-Orbit Micro 2 - Short Stem Orbital Mic Adaptor (2-pack) Value Bundle


Triad-Orbit Micro 2 – Short Stem Orbital Mic Adaptor (2-pack) Value Bundle


$78.00


Perfektion Deluxe 20 Ft 3-Pin Male to Female XLR Microphone / Audio Cable


Perfektion Deluxe 20 Ft 3-Pin Male to Female XLR Microphone / Audio Cable


$10.99


Brand New RadioShack 4-Channel Portable Stereo Microphone Mixer 320-0029


Brand New RadioShack 4-Channel Portable Stereo Microphone Mixer 320-0029


$13.88


Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Cardioid Instrument Microphone (cable)


Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Cardioid Instrument Microphone (cable)


$72.00


Shure SM57 Microphone


Shure SM57 Microphone


$50.00


Blue Snowball Chrome USB Mic Stand & Filter


Blue Snowball Chrome USB Mic Stand & Filter


$45.00


Zoom Handy Portable Digital Recorder H4N 4-Track Handheld Music Recording Mic


Zoom Handy Portable Digital Recorder H4N 4-Track Handheld Music Recording Mic


$259.95


Nady USB-24M USB microphone


Nady USB-24M USB microphone


$22.42


Mini Microphone Home KTV Singing Recorder For iPhone iPad Laptop smartphone FM


Mini Microphone Home KTV Singing Recorder For iPhone iPad Laptop smartphone FM


$17.32


I need a microphone to record a 20-to 200Hz (especially around 100Hz I need a decent resolution of about 1Hz)
It should be small, pick up signal in shotgun pattern (or it really doesn’t matter, I’ll record from about 1inch away from the source)

I’ll use it to measure the resonance frequency of rubber belts (timing belts)
the enviroment: near the timing belt of an egine (a stopped, cold engine) – should be small enough

I’ll plug it into a computer, than measure with a program the frequency (and from the frequency I’ll work out the tension in the belt)
(I’ll calibrate my program first.. i cannot assume that the microphone is well adjusted.. so I’ll use a diapason to tune it. )
I tried with a 3$ cheap genius microphone.. it really sucks (even if for voice on skipe works great) – on low frequencies such as 100hz (is not so low) and with very little intensiti of the sound (maybe up to 30db) it poses a bit of a challenge..I’m looking for mics under 100$, and small enough (room around an engine is not great). I thought there are specialized microphones (there are some automotive SDVs for this operation.. very expensive)


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