Available Models of the Klover MiK Parabolic Microphone
The 26-inch diameter version is the size that has been used for sports broadcasting for years. Normal conversational volume level of can be picked up from 500′.
The 26-inch diameter version is also available in a “Tactical” version with a slightly different shape to the front flange of the collector dish. This shape allows the dish to fit within a waterproof, Pelican style, case. This version also fits into a smaller shipping container to reduce shipping cost.
“In my opinion, there is really no comparison between the Big Ears Parabolic Microphone and the Klover MiK. The Klover microphone has a much tighter pickup pattern. – Jason Martin
The Klover microphone has a completely different focus method and sounds much more like a condenser shotgun microphone.”
Klover MiK 16
The 16-inch version is great for more confined spaces where less reach is required. (Yes it is possible to have too much reach.) Normal conversational volume level of can be picked up from 200′.
“I used them (Klover MiK 16) 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 used the Klover MiK 16 again at the 2014 playoffs and World Series.
Klover MiK 09
Our newest version is our smallest version at only 9 inches in diameter. This size is small enough to be mounted on top of a video camera or concealed in a corner.
It allows customers to use the lavaliere microphone that they already own, as a lobar microphone. Its performance is comparable to high-end shotgun microphones, and because the lavaliere is located within the parabolic dish it tends to be more wind resistant. While it has a wide range of applications, it is especially well suited for the EFP market.
“The amazing beauty of your product (KM-09) is that in about a minute one can use whatever lav they have as one of the world’s farthest reaching mics simply by inserting it into the parabolic dome! One can use their lav in a sit-down interview one minute and a couple of minutes later as a fantastic shotgun. And we can easily afford to use two mics at once; one for the person talking on the left and the other for the person talking on the right.” – Randy Gardner
We have conducted a series of audio on tests on our different products.
We have a number of accessories for the Klover MiK. Our latest accessory is the Klover Box, an enclosure that allows a parabolic microphone to be safely located against the backstop of a baseball diamond.
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.
A U.S. Patent application has been issued covering the unique construction of the Klover MiK 26 and Klover MiK 16. A U.S. Patent application is also pending covering the construction of the Klover MiK 09.