Clippy Ultra XLR
  • Clippy Ultra XLR
  • Clippy Ultra XLR
  • Clippy Ultra XLR

Clippy Ultra XLR


A high performance audio and Ultrasonic Microphone with full ultrasonic response

Can be connected to any XLR based audio recorder or interface which provides phantom power

The recorder or sound card must be capable of recording the required ultrasonic frequencies

Uses the established Clippy form factor, easy to mount with the included captive clip. An assortment of Clippy mounts and accessories are available

Frequency range 20 Hz to 110 kHz

Single or Stereo Pair: Single
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The Ultra Clippy plugs directly into any XLR recorder or interface with 12 to 48 volt phantom power. No computer, tablet or phone is required.  The device must be capable of recording audio above the audible range, so it needs a sampling frequency of 96 kHz or above and also an audio frequency response suitable for your application.

The Ultra Clippy uses a sensitive MEMS surface mount microphone with smooth frequency response and good signal to noise ratio.

The graph in the images was made using a ribbon tweeter with limited and uneven frequency response.  The signal was measured simultaneously with both the Ultra Clippy and Sennheiser MKH 8020 as a reference.

The microphone has multiple uses, including:

  • Recording of bat calls, insects and rodents
  • Recording and analysis of the high-frequency noises emitted by electronic equipment and engines
  • Sound design

Pickup Pattern - omni-directional at audible frequencies, becoming more directional above 20 kHz

Sensitivity -40 dB SPL @ 1 kHz
Frequency range 20 Hz - 110 kHz

Maximun SPL 117 dB SPL

Cable length from XLR to Microphone 1.5 metres (60 inches)

Suitable recorders include:

Zoom F3 and F6

Sound Devices Mix Pre 3 and 6
Tascam  DR-100MKIII

Tascam Portacapture X8

Available as a single microphone or a stereo pair sensitivity matched at 1 kHz

What's included:

  • Single: 1 x Ultra Clippy XLR Microphone with captive clip
  • Stereo Pair: 2 x Ultra Clippy XLR Microphones with captive clips

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