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Flector Overview - How to Choose the Right Flector Option for You – ClearSonic

Flector Overview - How to Choose the Right Flector Option for You

With three different Flector options to choose from, how do you know which one will work best for you? Let's find out, shall we? 


Flectors are designed for vocalists to use with a microphone. The Flector is positioned behind the mic diaphragm creating a barrier in which the sound coming from a vocalist is reflected back to them, allowing them to hear themselves better.
This also works in the opposite direction. The Flector helps to mitigate feedback loops by interrupting sounds that might travel from a stage monitor (or other instruments) back to the microphone. The result of this is a better vocal performance and a better overall mix with more clarity.

Flectors are useful for horn players as well for these same reasons mentioned above. Horn players also benefit from having the high-frequency sounds produced by their instruments diffused for a better audience listening experience. In other words, the Flector helps block peoples' ears from getting...well, an earful of trumpet blasts. Nobody wants that!

Models & Features

Most importantly, Flectors are not compatible with all microphones. All models are designed to utilize the Shure SM58 or similar microphones that fit into a standard mic clip. Condenser microphones or other microphones with different clips/mounts are not compatible. Only top address microphones are recommended as well. 

Flector12's are 12-inch polycarbonate discs that are robust enough to handle steady gigging and use. They can easily fit into a backpack or bag for transport.
There are two Flector12 models to choose from - the Flector12GN and Flector12MM. 


The Flector12GN is designed to work with a gooseneck that will allow the mic to be positioned or angled any way you see fit. This is nice especially if you have multiple vocalists/horn players sharing the same mic and Flector at different times and prefer different shield angles. We sell two versions of this Flector - one that is bundled with a gooseneck and one that is a standalone Flector. It is recommended to use a gooseneck with this model for much simpler positioning. The option without the gooseneck is only recommended if you already own one. 


The Flector12MM mounts directly to a microphone and adjusts by angling the mic clip up or down or turning the microphone left or right. This still allows for plenty of adjustment while eliminating the need for a gooseneck.

Side note: Both of these Flectors can be used to block the beam from a guitar amp with 12-inch or smaller speakers. Think of it like an amp shield with an integrated mic. 


When deciding on a Flector, it first comes down to if your microphone is compatible. The other consideration is if you want the full range of adjustment a gooseneck with the Flector12GN provides, or if you can get by with the simpler adjustments of the Flector12MM. 

Still have questions? Call us at 330-650-1420, or send an email to info@clearsonic.com. We're always here to help!

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