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The Microphone Book, 2nd Edition by John Eargle

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CHAPTER 17

A SURVEY OF MICROPHONES IN BROADCAST AND COMMUNICATIONS

INTRODUCTION

The applications dealt with in this chapter include broadcast, news gathering, paging in public spaces, conference management, and safety alert systems. A number of microphone types used in these applications have already been discussed in Chapter 10, which covers microphone accessories. We refer to figures from that chapter where necessary as we underscore the specific applications in this chapter.

MICROPHONE TYPES USED IN BROADCAST AND COMMUNICATIONS

THE DESK STAND

The desk stand microphone mount is one of the oldest fixtures in communications. It long ago disappeared from broadcast in favor of the much more flexible pantograph assembly that allows the microphone ...

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