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Microphones and Acoustics

Frequently Asked Questions

Get your most commonly asked acoustics questions answered.

Section I: Definitions and Terminology
Section II: Microphone Recommendations
Section III: Calibration and Testing
Section IV: Specification Clarifications
Section V: Specialty Microphone Applications
Section VI: Maintenance and Handling

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Can a 1/4" microphone be used with the high temperature, PCB® model ½” HT426E01 or other vendors’ ½” high temperature preamplifier?

Yes, a 1/4" microphone can be used with the PCB® or other 1/2" high temperature preamplifiers, but a 079A02 adapter to connect the 1/4" microphone to the 1/2" diameter preamplifier is needed.

Can a 1/4" microphone be used with the high temperature, PCB® model ½” HT426E01 or other vendors’ ½” high temperature preamplifier?

Yes, a 1/4" microphone can be used with the PCB® or other 1/2" high temperature preamplifiers, but a 079A02 adapter to connect the 1/4" microphone to the 1/2" diameter preamplifier is needed.