• Geofón DIY kit
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Geofón DIY kit

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Geofón DIY kit is a kit version of the Geofóna sensitive omnidirectional geophone adjusted for field recording purposes. Originally designed for seismic measurements, it can be used with regular field recording equipment to capture very faint vibrations in various materials and even soil.

🛠️ Build guide

⚠ Neodymium magnets may cause interference with credit cards (magnetic stripes), cardiac pacemakers and ICDs.
⚠ Due to the nature of the geophone sensor, you may experience picking up electromagnetic interference in specific urban areas and other places with strong electromagnetic fields

Directivity: omnidirectional
Frequency response: 10 – 1000+ Hz
Impedance: 3500 Ω
Resonant frequency: 14 Hz
Open–circuit sensitivity: 80.0 V/m/s
Cable: 1.5 m, robust polyurethane jacket, shielded
Output: XLR-3M balanced, gold-plated black Neutrik connector
Dimensions & weight: 52.5 mm x 36.5 mm ⌀, 190 g (including the cable and the magnet)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Geofón body, consisting of two parts, with a cable gland
  • Geofón element (hidden in the body)
  • 1,5 m polyurethane cable
  • M4 x 6 mm stainless bolt (in the tube)
  • a heat-shrink tubing (in the tube)
  • Neutrik XLR connector
  • a neodymium magnet (attached to the body)
  • a stainless steel spike with an extender (in the tube)
  • a suction cup

    Headphone listening recommended 🎧

    Bridge handrail (unprocessed)

    Locks on bridge, rattling (unprocessed)

    Bowed plastic siding (unprocessed), recorded by Kai Paquin

    Bathroom fan (unprocessed), recorded by Kai Paquin