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Excellent noise-free quality, needs a windshield if used outdoors
on 7 November 2014
This augments a CCTV installation and is powered from the same 12v supply as the camera using one of these Sourcingmap 11.8 inch 2.1x5.5mm DC Female to 2 Male Power Splitter Cable
I used a 10-metre mono phono cable to run the signal back into the building into the CCTV recording unit. Sound quality is excellent, no hum or noise even though it's running next to mains cables and video cables.
Wind is a problem, not with me personally, but with the sound - you absolutely need a microphone foam windshield and you can get golfball sized windshields with a 7mm cutout that fits this beautifully from many sources (except Amazon it would appear) for just a couple of quid.
This is mounted inside the base of a dome camera with the foam windshield squished around it the best I could get it to fit and it's great. What the long-term effects of the outdoor environment will have on the unit remains to be seen, although the actual electronics are all protected by a heat-shrink cover so only the very tip of the microphone is 'exposed' - and now even that is protected by the foam windshield.
For the price you just can't go wrong if you're looking for audio for your CCTV.