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Entomophone

This revision is from 2018/07/31 13:35.

The entomophone (from the greek antomon for insect), is a piezo based contact microphone initialy designed to listen very tiny sounds made by insects or others small creatures.

It can pick up ants walking on it, snails chewing, or landing wasps.


Snails festing on the entomophone. Food was provided daily to lure insects, but slails where welcome as well.


It is a two piezo circuit, intended to be used with a balanced XLR input.
There is two way to wire the piezos to the XLR plug:


The balanced way, that can't be used with the hydrophone/piezo preamplifier.

The chained way, that ca be used with the hydrophone/piezo preamplifier, and provide very good level.
With this circuit, a support plate with a metal cover can be used as a shield connected to the ground. Be carefull to keep the piezo from ground contact.

Last changed 2018/08/03 17:10