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Sennheiser Ambeo Virtual Reality (VR) Microphone

Sennheiser
Abel Code: SN-507195
Mfr. Code: 507195
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
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Description
Seamlessly record spherical sound to immerse the listener in a VR audio experience with the Sennheiser Ambeo Virtual Reality Microphone.
Key Highlights
  • Capture audio for your 360°/VR content
  • Consulted industry pros to develop this
  • Download free plugin for Mac/Windows
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Overview

Overview

Add sound to your virtual reality video / spherical 360° content with the Sennheiser Ambeo Virtual Reality (VR) Microphone. The easy-to-use ambisonic microphone features four matched KE 14 capsules in a tetrahedral arrangement. Ambisonics is a multi-channel technique which means you can capture the audio surrounding a single point, in this case wherever you place the Ambeo VR microphone.

Playback representation of ambisonics is rendered binaurally so you can virtually rotate the orientation of the perspective both horizontally and vertically. All the post playback tools support this technique. In addition Sennheiser, via theVR Creators Program, involved industry professionals while developing the Ambeo VR Microphone.

Sennheiser also developed A-B encoder software which functions as a plug-in. The Ambeo VR Microphone delivers A-format which is a raw 4-channel output which you can convert into a new set of 4-channel known as the Ambisonics B-format. B-format is a W, X, Y, Z representation of the sound field around the microphone where W equals the sum of all 4 capsules. X, Y, and Z represent the bi-directional microphone patters as front/back, left/right, and up/down, respectively. In this fashion, you can audition Ambisonics B in playback.

The plugin which you can download for free is available for both MAC and Windows for VST, AU, and AAX format.

What's in the Box

  • Proprietary A-B format Encoder, available in VST and AAX plugins (Mac OS X and Windows)
  • Foam Wind Shield
  • Rycote Suspension Mount
  • Balanced split cable 4x XLRs 3-pins
  • AMBEO VR Mic
  • Extension cable, 1.5m, DIN12F to DIN12M
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Capture audio for your 360°/VR content
  • Consulted industry pros to develop this
  • Download free plugin for Mac/Windows

Microphones

Microphone Type:
4 x Cardioid
Condenser - Pre-polarized
Omnidirectional
Microphone Options:
Omnidirectional - VR Microphone
Frequency Response:
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity:
31 mV/Pa (-30 dBV)
Equivalent Noise Level:
18 dB-A as per IEC 61672-1 / 27 dB CCIR as per CCIR 468-3
Max SPL:
130 dB(A) for 1 kHz

Recorders

Phantom Power:
4 x Yes - phantom powering (P48) as per IEC 61938 (48 ± 4 V), 3.5 mA each

Special Features

General Notes:
4 x Phantom Power (48V) as per IEC 61938 (48 ± 4 V) - 3.5 mA each
Microphone Connector - DIN12M, use enclosed adapter cable to convert to 4x XLR3M Polarity: Pin1 (GND), Pin2 (+), Pin3 (-)
Mixing to B-format - W = FLU + FRD + BLD + BRU / X = FLU + FRD – BLD – BRU / Y = FLU – FRD + BLD – BRU / Z = FLU – FRD – BLD + BRU
Nominal impedance - Approx. 200 Ω
Pick-up Pattern - 4x cardioid, in A-format arrangement (1: front-left-up [FLU], 2: front-right-down [FRD], 3: back-left-down [BLD], 4: back-right-up [BRU])

Temperature

Relative Humidity:
Max 90% at 40 °C
Operating Temperature:
14 °F to 131 °F (-10 °C to 55 °C )
Storage Temperature:
-4 °F to 158 °F (-20 °C to 70 °C)

Shipping

Width:
10.8 in
Height:
3 in
Length:
16 in
Weight:
2.4 lb
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