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Offline Elguapo511

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Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« on: August 14, 2019, 05:05:28 PM »
Does anyone sell pre fitted glasses frames with quality mics?
Or is there a recommended Mic that is the go to. For this?
I get a new free pair of lenses for my prescription each year and didn’t lose or break my last pair so I am about to have an extra set.

Is there anyone out there that has made stealth mics permanently/ super secretly implanted into a lark of frames.

Professionally or personally.   I’m on the hunt .

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 08:50:53 PM »
I use the "Suiters Micro Croakies" You can get them at Amazon.

The mics i've used with them are-

DPA 4061
Sennheiser MKE2
Countryman B3

It takes some patience to get them mounted but it's worth it.

Im sure you can use many other mics like AT933-(also known as Sound Professionals SP-CMC-8)

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 01:01:12 PM »
I use the "Suiters Micro Croakies" You can get them at Amazon.

The mics i've used with them are-

DPA 4061
Sennheiser MKE2
Countryman B3

It takes some patience to get them mounted but it's worth it.

Im sure you can use many other mics like AT933-(also known as Sound Professionals SP-CMC-8)

As usual Beatkilla is "spot on" with his recommendations ... if I could add one, check out Microphone Madness. They will mount in the croakie for you and the mics are very small ... my buddy Mark uses a set and the results are TOP NOTCH. I'll see if I can get him to chime in and make a recommendation. If you want to hear a sample of a show he has taped with these mics, go here:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=645721

Here's the mics from Microphone Madness

https://www.microphonemadness.com/mm-pc-11-professionals-choice-dual-lavalier-microphone-omni-directional.html


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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 01:13:26 PM »
Yes, the Microphone Madness model that PiedPiper posted above is what I currently use and I have been very happy with them. I never thought I find a croakie setup like the Sonic Studios but these Mic Madness croakies are WAY BETTER and to me they sound pretty darn close to the Sonics at 1/3 the price (not that you can buy new Sonic Studios anymore).

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 07:34:25 AM »
Does anyone sell pre fitted glasses frames with quality mics?

This sounds like something that would be really expensive - and for something that you can accomplish on your own for a tiny fraction of what your idea would cost.  Just get some croakies and use them to mount your mics on your glasses. 

Here are what mine look like.  I slide the mics and croakies all the way up the temples to where they connect with the frames:



Even though I'm not particularly >:D about how I wear them, I have never been questioned, despite security approaching me four or five times over the years about my camera (I also shoot video).

Other things to to think about ... what would you do you if your prescription changes ... or something goes wrong with the mics ... ?
Mics: Schoeps MK41s & MK41Vs >:D
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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 08:02:53 PM »
I'll add that I do my own croakie work as well. It's not as hard as it looks ... and it really makes a nice difference in sound vs. clipping them to my collar.


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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 02:16:53 AM »
thanks all

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 01:49:07 PM »
CAFS mics. I'll PM you a link to my eyeglass setup. It's truly about the best I've encountered
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Countryman B2D
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's; DPA 4080; AKG 480 ck61 and ck63; Naiant AKG Active Cables
Preamps: CA-9100; Naiant Tinybox (12v/48v + PIP 8V); Naiant Littlebox;
DPA MPS6030; Sound Device Mix Pre-D
Decks: Mixpre 10T and 6; Roland R-07; Marantz PMD620; Sony PCM M10; Edirol R-4; Zoom H6; Marantz PMD-661; Sound Devices 722

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2024, 02:54:25 PM »
I saw your posting on using croakies to conceal mics.  My mics were recently repaired but the croakie was torn out to get to the mics. I need to find the right croakie and have them mounted. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
Seth

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2024, 03:44:29 AM »
Rrrr- ibit

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2024, 07:42:14 AM »
I saw your posting on using croakies to conceal mics.  My mics were recently repaired but the croakie was torn out to get to the mics. I need to find the right croakie and have them mounted. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
Seth

Micro Suiters if small diameter mics
https://croakies.com/products/croakies%C2%AE-micro-suiter

Standard Suiters if larger/bulky
https://croakies.com/collections/eyewear-retainers/products/suiters-solids
www.bnelive.net

Mics:
SP-CMC-2 (Cardioid & Sub-Cardioid caps)
SP-BMC-12 (Omni)
SP-BMC-1 (Omni)

Power:
SP-SPSB-10

Recorders:
Olympus LS-10
Olympus LS-12
Sony PCM-A10

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2024, 08:47:35 PM »
but, if you move your head, what happens to the sound?

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Re: Best options for permanent stealth mics in glasses?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2024, 08:10:10 AM »
but, if you move your head, what happens to the sound?
depends how you move your head. and how directional your mics are. omnis are a lot more forgiving but sudden movements should still be avoided, esp side to side

 

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