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Ceiling microphone or table microphone?

Posted by : adm / On : 04. Mar 2022 / In : All

Do you know this too? Poor sound transmission makes working in video conferences simply hell. Choppy words and poor sound quality are not only annoying, but also reduce attention, concentration and ultimately productivity. While the human ear enjoys good sound, miserable sound can really put a damper on your mood. However, this cannot be ignored; on the contrary, you have to listen carefully in order to understand the other person. Therefore, it is advisable to equip the video conference room, the lecture hall or the meeting room with good microphones. The microphone collects sound waves from the room and processes them into electrical signals. In the process, it has a lot to do, because a lot of interference, sound and background noise must be filtered out. The better a microphone can do this, the higher the quality of the electrical signals. Logically, then, the loudspeaker that converts and outputs the electrical signals back into speech at the "other end" can produce better sound if the signals are of high quality.

In order to process the sound waves of as many people as possible in a room, microphone arrays are the ideal solution. Their housings contain many (up to a hundred) small microphones that can pick up multiple people in different parts of the room.

Microphone arrays come in the form of table microphones and ceiling microphones. While table microphones, as the name suggests, stand on the conference table and thus take up space, ceiling microphones hang from the ceiling or are recessed into the ceiling, similar to an LED panel. Depending on the size of the room, it makes sense to use several microphones. Therefore, with 2 or more table microphones, the table can quickly look messy. In addition, table microphones may be exposed to falling glasses or coffee cups. However, if the conference room is to be used for other purposes, table microphones are much easier to transport and can. Ceiling microphones must be permanently mounted on the ceiling, which is costly and in the event of a move or spatial restructuring, they must be dismantled.

So in principle, it doesn't matter which microphone arrays you choose. The most important thing is the good sound!