Heavy Duty Contact Mic

from The Lows and the Highs Records

New and improved: These are handmade, heavy duty, contact mic's. The piezo discs are high spec and coated on the back with epoxy resin. Quality cable, 2m length, with a choice of connection types. Currently 1/4" 'jack' plug or 3.5mm 'jack' plug. If you'd like longer cable or different connections send us a message and I'll see what I can do.

These have been soldered by myself and individually tested for quality.

If you haven't used them before attach them to any instrument for a quick and cheap method of recording or, if you're feeling really adventurous, affix to any surface to reveal hidden sound worlds.

A note on recent improvements: The epoxy strengthens the solder joints and protects the piezoceramic to avoid damage in even the most demanding of situations. This resin is better than the one I used previously which was a casting resin and whilst it secured the solder points it was still prone to cracking under high pressure. The previous model had been quite successfully smashed about and abused by a range of artists but I still wanted to improve on these minor issues. The resin protection is thinner now but stronger which has the added advantage of interfering less with the ability to pick up small sounds and as a result these are both more durable and perform better.

A note on sound quality: The frequency response of the piezo element is suited for audio work but contact mics are always limited in audio fidelity by their very high impedance. The only way to get exceptionally audiophile sound out of a contact mic is by using a suitable pre-amp. As such this product is ideally suited to the more DIY/noise end of the audio spectrum, beginners looking for an affordable entry point or those who already have preamps or similar suited to contact mic work.

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