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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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When can I remove the microphone grid cap?

It is recommended that the grid cap never be removed. It is in place to protect the delicate diaphragm. The only time it should be removed is by a qualified calibration house to test sensitivity over a wide range of frequencies. 

When can I remove the microphone grid cap?

It is recommended that the grid cap never be removed. It is in place to protect the delicate diaphragm. The only time it should be removed is by a qualified calibration house to test sensitivity over a wide range of frequencies.