BENEFITS OF THE KLOVER MiK 16 PARABOLIC MICROPHONE

The 16” Klover MiK is ideal when less reach is desired, or when you in confined spaces. Reach is 250ft compared to 500ft of the 26” model.

EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS & FEATURES: KLOVER MIK 16

This overview, made possible by Full Compass, is presented by Paul Terpstra of Klover Products.

Paul Terpstra is the engineer behind the science and technology that goes into the Klover MiK

OUR EASY TO TRANSPORT SYSTEM IS CUSTOMIZABLE AND MODULAR.

DON’T REPLACE THE WHOLE SYSTEM, ONLY REPLACE INDIVIDUAL MODULES

KloverMiK-16

The unique, modular design Klover MiK 16 employs specifically-designed handles and microphone yoke, which will protect the more expensive collector dish in case of an accident. Any subsequently damaged components can be replaced on an individual basis.

This highly adaptable design allows you to replace modules so that new features can be incorporated. Feel free to use the Hard Mount or the Sound Shield Mount mounting brackets to mount your parabolic wherever it may be needed. Our company prides itself on accommodating special requests. If one orders multiple Klover MiK 16s, the reflector dish can be tinted, a custom microphone yoke can be created to operate with a new microphone for your audio technician. We are always interested in hearing special requirements. Please give us a call or send us a note.

The critical internal surface will not be damaged in transportation, for these collector dishes have been designed to be stacked upon each other without scratching the vital components.

Continue reading below for more info on features and benefits.
  • I used them (Klover MiK 16s) for the 2013 ALCS and World Series, and they worked great. I also used them for the MLB series in Sydney, Australia, where I was forced to be much further from the action than normal, and they performed really well. I will definitely use them again.

    Joe Carpenter
    Joe CarpenterAudio Engineer (Baseball Mixer Extraordinaire)

KLOVER MiK 16 OPTIONS

Klover MiK 16 Standard

The standard 16” model of the Klover MiK includes the dish assembly, handles & mic yoke. SHOP NOW

KLOVER MiK 16 HARD MOUNT

The Hard Mount version of the Klover MiK 16 comes with a hard mount bracket instead of the standard handles, perfect for stationery applications. SHOP NOW

KLOVER MIK 16 Sound Shield
KLOVER MiK SOUND SHIELD

The Sound Shield version of the Klover MiK 16 comes with a Sound Shield mounting bracket instead of the standard handles, perfect for stationery applications in loud environments. SHOP NOW

KLOVER MiK 16 KITS

We offer packages that include everything you need to use your Klover MiK right out of the box. SHOP NOW

ONLY CAPTURE THE SOUND YOU WANT

Clear And Crisp Audio Recording

Our competitors don’t even compare to the definition that the Klover MiK is capable of generating. All of the sound energy is focused on a single point by a collector dish’s “true” parabolic shape. The non-parabolic shape of the competition scatters sound energy, focusing it on various different locations. Only a percentage of the sound energy actually ends up being focused on the microphone.

Most parabolic microphones cause the dish to generate unwelcome, squeaking noises that can ruin the audio. This is due to movement between components and the plastic dish. This is not true of the Klover MiK 16—their connections are made with vibration isolation components to eliminate these superfluous noises.

The Dish Makes All The Difference

All parabolic microphones have dishes; however, many of these dishes are not a true parabola. They are designed to be able to adjust or focus the dish on a particular target. In other words, you could place the pickup microphone at a certain location for sounds, say 300 feet away; and then adjust the pickup microphone for sounds 100 feet away.

Unfortunately, in order to achieve this, the shape of the parabolic dish is no longer a true parabola. The shape of the dish has to be compromised, resulting in most of the sound not being focused on the electronic pickup.

View the test results of Klover MiKs here
  • “I was impressed with not only the quality of the materials used to build the Klover parabolic microphones, but also the clarity and presence of the audio.”

    DAN WEECKS
    DAN WEECKSWEECKS PRODUCTIONS
Designed For Safe, Easy, Comfortable, and Dependable Operation
Safety Features

Our competitor uses PVC to construct their handles. PVC is brittle and creates sharp, spear-like edges if broken.We use carbon fiber tubes to build the handles and mic yoke. These tubes crush into small pieces and lose all integrity when they break. For additional protection, all protruding studs have been removed from the front of the dish.

This is how Carbon Fiber breaks

This is what happens when PVC breaks

Broken component absorbs impact

THIS IS A BROKEN MIC YOKE – NO STRENGTH, EASY TO REPAIR

Being around the field of play can be very dangerous for broadcast technicians.  Accidents happen nearly every week at some venue.  The videos below show several examples of the dangers they face.  (There are more of these videos on the Klover MiK page.)

Easy Setup

The Klover MiK can be assembled and disassembled in just seconds. This saves time and money.

The modules that make up the Klover MiK are connected using durable, easy to operate, quick-release connectors. The neck strap is attached using quick release buckles and can be quickly adjusted by the operator using Cam operated adjusters.

Zip Tie slots are also provided for securing electronic equipment and cables.

PLEASE NOTE:

These products are intended for broadcast, sound reinforcement, and law enforcement applications. If you record a private conversation, you are in danger of being accused of not only eavesdropping on the conversation, but wiretapping as well.