The Rode PinMic is a discreet lavalier/lapel microphone with an innovative pin-through design that is not only easier to conceal than a traditional lapel microphone, but provides greater mounting versatility. It comprised of a cabled back plate and a removable omni-directional capsule head. The PinMic is easily mounted onto any clothing or fabric by simply pushing the back plate pins through the back of the fabric and sliding the capsule into place on the front.
The microphone back plate and cable are hidden behind the fabric and the capsule head can be easily disguised, covered or decorated to further conceal the microphone. The PinMic capsule is discrete at only 9mm deep and 11mm in diameter. The microphone easily mounts through any fabric 1.5-3.5mm (0.006-0.14") thick without any damage to clothing. The regular PinMic is available for mounting on standard fabrics (up to 1.5mm/0.006" thick).
The microphone capsule is connected via a 1.2m (4') shielded, detachable Kevlar reinforced cable that has been rigorously strain tested to ensure reliable performance. The included mini-furry for high wind protection ensures quality recordings in adverse environments, while the anti-trauma water resistant case provides rugged and secure protection for the microphone, a spare capsule head, the microphone cable and included accessories.
The PinMic is an ideal solution for film, television, video, theatre, house of worship and anywhere where a high quality microphone needs to be heard but not seen. Knowing that versatility is paramount in any product, Rode has developed the MiCon Connector System which provides seamless integration between the PinMic and a wide range of wireless systems as well as consoles, cameras and portable recorders.