Microphone Parts

There are many different types of microphones. Each one has different parts. But every microphone has at least one part: a body. This part has nothing to do with sound quality, but it does decide how durable a microphone is. Quality microphones have sturdy bodies and robust electronics. To learn more about microphone parts, read this article. Then, you will have a better understanding of which types of microphones you need for different purposes.

Transducer principle

The principle behind the operation of a microphone is the transformation of sound into an electrical signal. A microphone is made up of two types of transducers, dynamic and electromechanical. A dynamic microphone has a diaphragm and voice coil, with the latter attached to the rear of the diaphragm. When sound waves hit the diaphragm, the coil vibrates and converts this motion into an electrical signal.

Sound is a frequency band. The frequency range of a voice or musical instrument is normally between 20Hz and 20kHz. The bandwidth of a microphone depends on the stiffness of the diaphragm, as well as the squeeze film effect between the electrodes. A pressure-gradient microphone is the most common type of microphone, and it imparts a bassy quality to a voice. The diaphragm in a pressure-gradient microphone is used for recordings of speech in film and video.


A microphone diaphragm is made from polyimide or a similar material. This material can withstand the high-frequency oscillations of sound waves. The diaphragm has several characteristics that affect the output signal. For example, the frequency response of a microphone depends on the sensitivity of the microphone to the frequency of sound. For this reason, the diaphragm used in a microphone must have the right frequency response to produce clear sound.

A simplified analysis was performed on 3D diaphragms with grooves. The results were compared with an acoustic-solid model. Changes in the diaphragm’s thickness and angle were then studied. A simulated sound source was provided to determine the frequency response of each diaphragm. Diaphragms with a rounded spherical shape had a more negative sensitivity than those without grooves.

Mounting holes

To mount your microphone parts, you must drill holes in the surface where they will be attached. In most cases, two inches are enough. If the surface is made of valuable furniture, a larger hole might be necessary. If not, use an alternate mounting method, such as the AT8663 flange mount. Here are some things to keep in mind when mounting microphone parts. You must make sure the holes are oriented correctly to fit your microphone.

First, unscrew the screws on the bottom of the Mic Tube, which holds the microphone body. Remove the screws, if they are flat. Afterward, remove the mic body-to-base mounting post. Then, remove the black anodize under the flat head screws. Finally, place the microphone body-to-base mounting screw and o-ring. Route the microphone cable through the hole 3 and out the other end of the Mic Tube.


In audio, self-noise is a term used by manufacturers to describe the noise level of a microphone. It is the equivalent level of noise produced by the mic’s diaphragm. Self-noise in microphone parts is a critical specification, especially for active microphones. It is typically specified as a decibel-weighted A-weighted measurement, since the circuitry on active microphones adds noise to the mic signal when it is powered. This noise level reduces the signal-to-noise ratio of the microphone.

This noise level is also known as “equivalent noise level.” Self-noise is a natural part of all devices, including microphones. It is most commonly manifested as a hiss, white noise, or other sounds. Self-noise is produced by current running through circuitry. These sources are referred to as “Poisson noise” or “Johnson-Nyquist noise.” Other sources of self-noise may include random air molecules and mic cable disturbance.

Circuit upgrade kits

If you are tired of hearing that annoying click or pop coming from your microphone, consider purchasing a circuit upgrade kit for your mic. These kits contain prepackaged parts and a full-color instruction manual. The following models of microphones can be upgraded with these kits:

DIY microphone kits consist of components you’ll need for an audio system. These kits include all the necessary solder and other components needed to assemble the circuit. These kits satisfy the requirements of the three main microphone topologies: transformerless JFET, transformer/tube, and large-diaphragm capsules. The kits contain parts equivalent to those used in commercial microphones. However, they are not exactly as high-grade as some of the other DIY microphone kits.