(term) Unidirectional

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    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
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    A unidirectional microphone is sensitive to sounds from only one direction. The sound intensity for a particular frequency is plotted for angles radially from 0 to 360°.

    Describes a device that radiates or receives energy more efficiently from a single direction than from all other directions. In reference to microphones, unidirectional describes a polar pick-up pattern that more sensitive to sound from one direction than others. The actual polar pattern will dictate how directional microphone actually is.

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