For underwater recording, the SME-MHSII is a high quality, low cost solution manufactured by Saul Mineroff Electronics, Inc. as per request from various oceanographic institutes. The omnidirectional device features a rugged waterproof 10-meter cable (other cable lengths are optional), that terminates with a standard 1/8" mini plug connector, and a frequency response of 1Hz-30kHz ± 3dB. The hydrophone contains a sensitive piezo ceramic pickup coupled by a SME wide band low noise amplifier fully encapsulated in a rust-proof/water-proof all metal case. No need for external power is required when using any of the digital/analog recorders that have microphone power input.
- Waterproof to 100 meters
- Wide Frequency Response. 1-30,000 Hz ± 3dB
- Operating Voltage 1.5V to 12V
- Rugged: withstands Ocean pressures and handling abuse.
- Suitable for capturing high quality underwater sounds to depths of 100 meters.
- Attachment to add additional weight
The manatee is also known as the water ox - and is the Amazon's largest marine mammal. A fully grown adult manatee will weigh over a thousand pounds and measure over nine feet long! Now considered an endangered species, the manatee's closest living relative is the elephant.|
While Low in Cost, SME-MHSII Hydrophones are ruggedly designed for the real world aquatic recordings. It provides high levels of quality audio. A built in SME low noise preamp for connection directly to the phantom powered microphone input (no separate power supply needed.)
SME-MHSII is suitable for short, medium and long term immersion applications and is available in single cable lengths to 100 meters (328 feet).
SME-MHSII can be buried in the earth; or hung in mid-ocean to monitor whale and dolphin vocalizations, fish calls, or man-made noises from boats, ships, or submarines.
SME-MHSII Hydrophones are not limited to underwater sound applications. Bury them in the soil and they become sensitive geophones that pick up distant sounds of animals, or vehicles - even footsteps.
SME-MHSII Hydrophones are used in by government and university researchers, zoos and aquariums, whale watch tour operators.
SME-MHSII Hydrophones can be custom designed for your particular application(s).