Microphone, 3DIO Omni Binaural

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The 3DIO Omni binaural microphone is a high-quality professional binaural microphone comprising eight DPA 4060BU microphone capsules embedded inside four pairs of prosthetic ears.  Each pair of ears is positioned at 90 degrees from the adjacent pair to provide a single point, 4-position binaural perspective of any audio environment allowing users to capture sound just as we would naturally hear it and enable you to pinpoint the sound location in space. Supplied complete with foam cut hard carry case.

1,925.00 ( 2,310.00 including VAT)

Product Description

The 3DIO Omni binaural microphone is a high-quality professional binaural microphone comprising eight Primo EM172  microphone capsules embedded inside four pairs of prosthetic ears.  These capture stereo binaural audio from 4 different directions – 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees – corresponding to the 4 different binaural angles (ear pairs) around the microphone and capture sound just as we would naturally hear it and enable you to pinpoint the sound location in space.

The Omni delivers a very sensitive and natural binaural recording. has a very warm and solid response in low to mid-range frequencies and also provides low-end support for bass-heavy sounds.  The frequency response of the EM172 capsules rolls off slightly above 10kHz making them excellent for recording instruments with loud high frequencies; e.g. drum cymbals or strummed acoustic guitars. This sensitivity, coupled with the wide dynamic range of the microphone capsules, makes the Omni ideally suited for professional 360° camera recordings and binaural virtual reality capture.  A simple volume control script (available by download) allows users to synchronise the Omni binaural audio to a 360 video during playback. Supplied complete with foam cut hard carry case.

3DIO manufacture premium quality 3D audio recording devices that are popular with professional recording engineers as well as amateur enthusiasts.  Binaural recording is the process using microphones shaped like human ears to capture audio in the same way that we hear.  These ears (pinnae) dramatically alter the incoming sound waves, however the human brain understands and interprets these alterations as directional cues.  Furthermore, the time delay between the left and right ear gives us proper directional perception.  When listening to binaural recordings with headphones, a natural three-dimensional sound gives the listener the sensation of being in the space where the audio was recorded.  This makes the 3DIO binaural microphones ideal for applications such as 360 and 180 VR video and any professional recording situation where authentic sound quality is critical.

Directional Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Range 100 Hz – 10kHz
Sensitivity -28±3dB at 1kHz (0dB=1V/Pa) Rl=3.9KΩ, Vcc=5V
Signal / Noise Ratio 80 dB at 1k
Dynamic Range Typ. 100 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping 122 dB SPL (Typ.) at 1kHz Distortion level 3% max
Output Impedence 2.4k Ω ± 30% at 1kHz (RL=3.9k Ω)
Microphone 8 x Matched 10mm diameter Primo EM172 hi-sensitivity capsules. 10mm Diameter
Output 4 x 5-Pin XLR balanced phantom powered connectors.  Each connector is associated to the ears’ respective L and R.
Operating Voltage 5V (3V~10V)
Power 4 x 5-pin XLR inputs for phantom power
Body Material Aluminium
Ears Silicon
Mounting Removable 5/8” Microphone stand adapter OR 1/4”-20 female thread
Dimensions 197 x 197 x 130mm (WxHxD)
Weight 1640 grammes
Working Temperature 0 ~ 50 degrees C
Relative Humidity Up to 90%
  • True binaural capture from omnidirectional patterned capsules
  • Realistic human ear pinnae for life-like attenuation and amplification from all directions
  • Low susceptibility to RFI
  • 100dB wide dynamic range
  • High sensitivity and ultra low noise
  • Compact design – ideal for field recording
  • Rugged aluminum chassis
  • Performs well over a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
  • Requires 4 x 5-pin XLR with balanced output for output and phantom power.  Cable example : Rode NT4-DXLR
  • Comes standard with a removable 3/8” microphone stand adaptor
  • 1/4-20 female tripod or hot-shoe adaptor mount

Professional 360° camera professional audio
Perfect for Binaural 360 VR capture

3DIO Omni Binaural Microphone
Removable 3/8” microphone stand adaptor
Four 5-pin to dual 3-pin XLR splitter cables providing a total 8 XLR outputs.  The cables are 3 metres (10′) in length.
Supplied complete with foam cut hard carry case

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