The AM0089 is a spherical windscreen specially designed and optimized for use with Type 41AO/AL/AM/1CN for sound pressure measurements under free-field conditions, e.g. in situations where the wind comes from more and unpredictable directions. The windscreen fits directly over the existing windscreen with bird spikes and gives additional wind protection.
When a microphone is placed in a laminar flow, turbulence is created which in turn results in unwanted pressure variations on the diaphragm. By using a windscreen the pressure variations are moved as far away from the diaphragm as possible.
Theoretically this supports a “the-bigger-the-better design”, but in practice it is a compromise between air speed reduction, practical size and self-induced noise. Self-induced noise is wobble noise which is generated, when the windscreen starts moving around the microphone.
The G.R.A.S. windscreens are all size optimized and their special, open-cell foam structure and number of pores per inch2 (ppi), are designed to resist a humid environment and at the same time not influence the sound pressure measurement result significantly.
Quality & Warranty
G.R.A.S. accessories are made of stainless steel, alloys and high-quality composites. These items are covered by a 2 year warranty respecting their intended use.
On wear products like cables and windscreens, we offer a 6 month warranty.