Microphones: Transducer Types (Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon)

Microphones: Transducer Types (Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon)

The transducer is the heart of the microphone. It converts sound into an electricalsignal. The two most common transducer types are Dynamic and Condenser. Another more special type is the ribbon microphone.

Dynamic Microphones

Dynamic Microphones

Dynamic microphones employ a diaphragm, a voice coil and a magnet. The voice coil is surrounded by a magnetic field and is attached to the rear of the diaphragm.

The motion of the voice coil in this magnetic field generates the electrical signal corresponding to the picked up sound.

Dynamic microphones have a relatively simple construction and are therefore economical and rugged. They can handle extremely high sound pressure levels and are largely unaffected by extreme temperatures or humidity.

Microphone Transducer Types: Dynamic Microphones
Microphone Transducer Types: Dynamic Microphones

Functionality of dynamic microphones

Dynamic SHure Microphones

Dynamic SHure Microphones