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Sennheiser AMBEO VR Microphone

Original price $1,620.00
Original price $1,620.00 - Original price $1,620.00
Original price $1,620.00
Current price $1,295.00
$1,295.00 - $1,295.00
Current price $1,295.00
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Get (VR) Audio, Matched To The Immersive, Three-Dimensional Quality Of Virtual Reality Video - The Sennheiser AMBEO VR Microphone

Isn’t it time that virtual reality (VR) audio matched the immersive, three-dimensional quality of virtual reality video? Enter Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR Mic, the new standard in 3D audio capture that takes VR audio production to a new, professional level. With the AMBEO VR Mic you are able to seamlessly record sound that captivates the listener and creates a highly emotional experience for them. The easy-to-use 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, 360 degree sound to match your VR video content. The elegantly-designed AMBEO VR Mic has been created specifically to cater to the needs of VR content creators. It was developed in cooperation with VR content producers and fine-tuned through the extensive VR Creators’ Program, comprised of participants from across the audio and VR communities. Through this program we were also able to develop a comprehensive product package that includes many well-conceived accessories, including the A-B encoder software that works as a plugin, which can be seamlessly embedded in your post-production process.



PRIMARY USE CASES /APPLICATIONS

  • • Cinematic Virtual Reality
  • • Capture of live action (as seen in traditional film)

OTHER USE CASES /APPLICATIONS

  • • Livestreamed Virtual Reality Content
  • • Livestreamed content, particularly for sports or current events
  • • Audio capture for Virtual Reality Games and other interactive VR content

KEY FEATURES OF AMBEO VR MIC

  • • Single-point microphone for Virtual Reality content
  • • Four matched capsules in a tetrahedral cluster
  • • Captures spherical, fully spatial audio in Ambisonics format
  • • Pairs well with 360/VR video capture
  • • Portable and rugged for various recording conditions
  • • A to B format encoder included: VST and AAX (for Mac and Windows;
  • A stand-alone version will be available at a later date)

BUNDLED SOFTWARE

  • • Available as download from Sennheiser homepage
  • • Free access to A-B format Converter (for use in post production) with the purchase of the VR Mic
  • • The converter will come as a VST plugin for seamless integration into existing VR creation
  • workflows
  • • The plugin can correct the microphone’s physical positioning and rotate its direction
  • • Different output standards (including YouTube 360 video) can be chosen
  • • A to B format encoder included: VST, AAX, AU and stand-alone versions (for Mac and
  • Windows)

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • • AMBEO VR MIC
  • • Rycote INV 7 Suspension mount
  • • Split cable 4XLR
  • • Wind shield


  • Transducer Principle: Externally polarized condenser microphone

PICK-UP PATTERN

  • 4x cardioid, in Ambisonics A-format arrangement
  • (1: front-left-up [FLU],
  • 2: front-right-down [FRD],
  • 3: back-left-down [BLD],
  • 4: back-right-up [BRU])
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Matrix Reference: Center of the capsule holder

MIXING TO B-FORMAT

  • • W = FLU + FRD + BLD + BRU
  • • X = FLU + FRD – BLD – BRU
  • • Y = FLU – FRD + BLD – BRU
  • • Z = FLU – FRD – BLD + BRU
  • Sensitivity, free field, no load (1kHz): 31 mV/Pa (-30 dBV)
  • Nominal Impedance: approx. 200 Ω
  • Min. Terminating Impedance: 1000 Ω

EQUIVALENT NOISE LEVEL

  • 18 dB-A as per IEC 61672-1 /
  • 27 dB CCIR as per CCIR 468-3
  • Max. Sound Pressure Level, for K = 1%: 130 dB(A) for 1 kHz
  • Power Supply: 4x phantom powering (P48) as per IEC 61938 (48 ± 4 V), 2.2 mA each

Microphone Connector: 

  • DIN12M, use enclosed adapter cable to convert to 4x XLR3M
  • Polarity: Pin1 (GND), Pin2 (+), Pin3 (-)
  • Dimensions: 215 x 49/25 mm (L x D)
  • Weight: 400 g
  • Operating Temperature: -10 °C to 55 °C (14 °F to 131 °F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20 °C to 70 °C (-4 °F to 158 °F)
  • Relative Humidity: Max 90% at 40 °C

Manufacturer: Sennheiser
Model: AMBEO VR MIC
SKU: I450620-N-0-WHXX
UPC: 615104280946


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