• Priezor
  • Priezor
  • Priezor
  • Priezor


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    Priezor is an open-source passive magnetic antenna for electromagnetic listening. It is very sensitive and capable of capturing faint atmospheric events in VLF radio bands. Compared to regular Elektrosluch, it is less directional and focused, and therefore more useful in recording ambient electromagnetic fields, where the overall "sound of the place" is desired.

    It is about 30dB (~31.6x) more sensitive than common pickup coils (measured at 1kHz). For recording VLF ("natural radio") sounds, it will perform best when paired with low-noise microphone preamplifier with at least 70 dB of gain (for example Sound Devices MixPre-3).

    Custom-wound heptagonal magnetic antenna

    Frequency response: 20 Hz – 90+ kHz
    Antenna: 333 turns of 0.15mm enamelled copper wire
    Loop resistance: ~300 Ω
    Loop inductance:  ~50 mH
    Cable: 1.5m shielded high-flex microphone cable
    Output: XLR-3M balanced

    Warning! Recordings contain many high frequencies which can damage your hearing when listening at loud volumes.

    All recordings recorded are unprocessed and recorded with Sound Devices MixPre-6

    Source files on Github

    Licensed as CC NC-BY-SA
    Designed by Jonáš Gruska
    Made in EU