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a device to pick up sound for purposes of amplification or transmission.
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An instrument for converting sounds to electrical signals.
[micro- + G. phōnē, sound]
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Dynamic microphones have good acoustic and electric characteristics: sensitivity from 1 mV/Pa, frequency range from 50-100 Hz to 10-15 kHz.
However, dynamic microphones have several drawbacks: difficult and massive construction, relatively low sensitivity, difficulties with forming directional responses, etc.

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