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I've spotted these microphones (I think they're microphones...) all over the place in live music shows, but have been unable to find anything about them. Anyone know what this is?

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There is a type of microphone shaped slightly like that -- a pressure zone microphone mounted on a plate to get half-omni pickup -- but I think @kirka has the right answer. – keshlam Jan 17 at 15:43
    
@keshlam I thought that at first when I saw this also. Of course, if it were a PZM microphone, this would not be an effective setup for it (as PZMs should be set up on a boundary). As it is an antenna, this setup makes a lot more sense. – Todd Wilcox Jan 17 at 16:26
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It's not a microphone; it's directional antenna for wireless microphone systems. See http://www.shure.com/americas/products/accessories/wireless-systems/wireless-systems-antennas for details.

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