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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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LAVALIER MICROPHONES

For many applications mobility is a primary requirement for a microphone. Gun microphones have some advantage over those permanently mounted on a stand as they can be used in the hand and carried around to the limit of the connecting cable length. As these can also be fitted to a stand with quick release clips, they have a versatility to which no doubt is due the popularity of this type of instrument.

A disadvantage is that one hand of the user is always occupied and held up in an unnatural position. This can impose a serious restriction on speakers or lecturers who may wish to demonstrate points with models or exhibits, use a blackboard or just be free to use gestures.

 

 

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