The Maier Sound TURTLE boundary microphone adaptor is now being distributed via Sound-Link. Although John Willett has been waving the flag for this excellent product for a few years, it has now been brought into the Sound-Link stable to give it the higher profile it deserves.
Boundary microphones are something that every sound person should have in their kit – their unique properties make them useful in so many situations.
However, there are very few high quality boundary microphones on the market and they are all very expensive. If one does not need a boundary microphone all the time, it’s a big investment. Also, they can pick up vibration noise from the floor and are prone to getting trodden on – not something that you want happening to a microphone that may have cost £2,000 or so.
These problems have been overcome in one fell swoop with the “Turtle”.
Developed in Germany by Andreas Maier of Maier Sound Design, the Turtle is a patented boundary adaptor that will convert any 19/21mm diameter microphone into a boundary microphone. Its tough reinforced shell can take all that is thrown at it – under the shell are patented Rycote “Lyre” suspensions that protect the microphone from conducted noise and vibration, holding the microphone in the boundary zone and protecting it from damage and handling noise.
The bonus – when a boundary microphone is not required, the microphone can simply be unclipped and used as normal.
The latest version of the TURTLE has six mounting holes so the TURTLE can easily be hung on a wall, or screwed to a stage floor so it won't get moved if kicked.
Sound-Link recently sold 8 Turtles to one customer. We do have a demonstration pair here as well as a number in stock.
Details are on the website HERE