Thumb is the new Earsight, the same sound qualities in an even more versatile design.
It can be plugged directly into your recorder or used as a pair on a stereo bar with your XLR mic cables like standard SDC microphones and power them with 48V phantom.
The idea came to equip your recorder with a couple of high quality with low noise microphones, like a custom pocket recorder, so was born Thumb, or the name was easily found thanks to its shape. Two versions are available:
Thumb straight version for:
- Zoom H6, H8, F6, F8,
- Sound devices MixPre3 and MixPre6
- Tascam Portacapture X8
- And many more...
Thumb angled version for:
- Zoom F3, H4npro, H5
- Tascam DR100, mk2 and mk3
- Olympus LS100
- Marantz PDM recorders
Choose the right version for your recorder on checkout.
I also recommend to add Comica windshield that mics are designed to fit perfectly with them (the collar on the mic retain the windshield to keep it safe). If you plan to record outside, windshields are heavily recommended due to very high sensitivity against wind of the mics.
EARSIGHT THUMB TECHNICAL DATAS:
Capsule type: Electret Condenser paired stereo set
48V phantom powering
Sensitivity: -24 dB
Self Noise: 14 dB-A
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 80 dB
Frequency Range: 20Hz to 20kHz
Maximum SPL Input: 110 dB
Operating Temperature: -25°C->+70°C
Connector: NEUTRIK XLR (can be shipped in black or silver depending on availability.)
Audiophile high grade audio capacitor
Straight or 90° angled versions available at the same price
SOUND SAMPLES(raw files from Zoom F6, DR100mkIII, Mixpre6, Nagra LB)
Do not hesitate to consult the Earsight standard microphones test on the DrBadphil blog
EarSight standard microphones are manufactured by Immersive Soundscapes in France, in small quantities. Each model is checked before shipping. It’s also possible to offer you adapted cable lenghts to suit your needs, do not hesitate to contact me for any specific request. firstname.lastname@example.org