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{"id":107411898395,"title":"Pettersson D500x","handle":"pettersson-d500x","description":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Premier Passive Bat Acoustic Monitoring Device.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe D500X is a full spectrum \"direct recording\" ultrasound recording unit intended for long-term, unattended recording of bat and other high frequency animal calls. Designed to be deployed for weeks or months, this device detects full-spectrum ultrasound and records in real time using the highest quality, highest signal-to-noise ratio microphone presently available on any passive bat detector today.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpecial BCM Edition FD\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is a new option requested by our biologists who wanted an easier method to record voucher calls and other active monitoring tasks. Live frequency-division output is available using user-supplied standard headphones and allows you to make full spectrum manual recordings for as long as the bat of interest can be heard. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eWhy choose Pettersson?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003eLess than 1% of all D500x and D500x microphones ever sold have ever been returned for refurbishment.\u003c\/em\u003e When you are conducting serious, time sensitive research, count on Pettersson equipment having more uptime than other detector platforms. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eWhat's in the box?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEither version includes (1)- 16GB SanDisk Gold compact flash card, external microphone with preamp, protective microphone capsule by BCM, and manual. 4- C batteries and mic extension cable not included.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's in the Grab and Go Acoustic Survey Kit?\u003c\/strong\u003e This kit is the same setup BCM uses for professional surveys and training workshop events. It includes your detector version of choice, the protective BCM microphone capsule, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e(1) 25' external microphone DMX extension cable, (1) 24'' Looped Gear Tie, (1) D500x Survey Pouch, and (1) weather resistant storage box (holds all of the above including a 20 Ah external battery \u003cem\u003e(obtain locally)\u003c\/em\u003e in storage, travel, and deployment.)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style250\"\u003eGeneral D500x Features:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCables are a major fail point in the field so Pettersson keeps is easy to replace. \u003c\/span\u003eMicrophone is independent of the detector, and is connected via a standard 5-pin DMX cable available from local music stores. Unlike some other systems t\u003cspan\u003ehe microphone can even be mounted directly onto the detector itself to aid in troubleshooting the cable and potentially save a night of sampling while a replacement cord is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003esourced locally!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\"Power Fail-Resume Recording\" feature resumes a recording session if power is interrupted\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eFour timers to turn the unit on\/off at desired intervals, as well as a sunset\/sunrise programmable offsets; the D500x knows when your local sunset\/sunrise is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eFour levels of sophisticated trigger sensitivity actively rejects noise and minimizes the number of noise files recorded\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eStorage capacity for weeks or months under normal conditions, generates *.wav files on CF cards. \u003cem\u003e(BCM strongly advises leaving no recorder any manufacturer unattended longer than you can afford to lose your data!)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eTime, date, coordinates, \u0026amp; settings metadata stamped sound files\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eLog file records each timer session on\/off, status every hour, memory remaining, and battery voltage. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eLow power consumption \u0026lt;200 milliamperes. Uses commonly found inexpensive DC power plugs and is reverse polarity protected.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eNo computer required to launch detector or record files. CF cards format in the device.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSize: 165 x 170 x 53 mm, solid rugged aluminum housing that is weather and dust resistant\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSampling rates: 44.1 kHz, 300 kHz and 500 kHz (optimized for 500 kHz)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eADC resolution: 16 bits with onboard memory buffer that never drops data\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSelectable high-pass filter to attenuate undesired low frequency signals, or leave off to record other wildlife below 15 kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSync the D500x time with your existing handheld GPS and record a track on your GPS (or even an iPhone). Then use the inexpensive app from Myotisoft.com to combine your D500x bat files with your GPS track and display your bats on Google Earth. No complicated, expensive connectors required.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eOne of the fastest post processing workflows when using SonoBat\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThe D500x microphone is 1) inherently weather resistant without needing a windscreen that must be replaced frequently and 2) moderately directional without add-on \"cones\" that degrade the sound recording.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eBCM includes a handy microphone capsule for not only protecting the mic in storage and transport, but can also be used cleverly two ways to add even more weatherproofing during deployments if desired.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/transect-app-for-visualizing-mobile-transect-data\" title=\"Myotisoft Transect\"\u003eMyotisoft Transect\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/sonobat-software\" title=\"SonoBat Bat Call Analysis Software\"\u003eSonoBat Bat Call Analysis software\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style250\"\u003eD500x Special Edition FD Features:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eHeadphone jack to monitor live frequency-divison output. This feature was requested by BCM so that the D500x could effectively be used to selectively record when listening during active monitoring, and tracking voucher calls in particular. You can now monitor activity during mobile transects, and monitor audio during deployment to better assess if your detector is triggering on noise or real bats.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThe D500x Special Edition FD have an additional current drain of ca 14 mA in the Armed and Recording modes. This results in the following battery drain per 24 hours:\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eAssume the D500X FD is active for 10 hours and sleeps for 14 hours and records for 1 hours of the 10 active hours. This results in an approximate drain of 535 mAh per 24 hours. Without the FD circuit, this would have been ca 385 mAh, i.e. an increase by 38% with the FD.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eAssume the D500X FD is active for 10 hours and sleeps for 14 hours and records for 3 hours of the 10 active hours. This results in an approximate drain of 1000 mAh per 24 hours. Without the FD circuit, this would have been ca 860 mAh, i.e. an increase by 16% with the FD.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eIf you have no interest using your D500x for Active Monitoring\/listening to activity in real time, and would prefer the best battery performance for long term deployment, consider the standard D500x instead.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"style368\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003ePettersson's detectors continue to \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style245\"\u003eserve because they\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e are among the highest quality, they are well thought out, and contain useful features end users need, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style245\"\u003einstead of being rushed-to-market experiments. \u003cem\u003eWhat is your data \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style373\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e(and your time)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style245\"\u003e worth?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style470\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style373\"\u003e\"I spent the past two weeks teaching back-to-back workshops that focused heavily on acoustics..... and (as always) the D500X out-performed all the other models combined in number and quality of calls. I think our students were mightily impressed and my mantra \"you get what you pay for\" has started to sink in. Nothing beats how easy and user friendly the D500x is to operate and how easy it is to post-process the calls and get on with the business of analysis. I'm hoping it will become the \"go to\" device for applications requiring the best sound quality available in a passive detector.\"  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style470\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e- Janet Tyburec, principal bat workshop instructor for BCI, BCM, USFS \u0026amp; others since 1992 and is an expert user of AnaBat, AnaLook, Wildlife Acoustics hardware, and SonoBat software\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAvailable In Stock, \u003cem\u003eUsually Ships 1-2 Days\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSee our\u003c\/span\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/apps\/help-center\"\u003ePettersson D500 Knowledge Base for frequently asked questions and answers . . 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style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Premier Passive Bat Acoustic Monitoring Device.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe D500X is a full spectrum \"direct recording\" ultrasound recording unit intended for long-term, unattended recording of bat and other high frequency animal calls. Designed to be deployed for weeks or months, this device detects full-spectrum ultrasound and records in real time using the highest quality, highest signal-to-noise ratio microphone presently available on any passive bat detector today.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpecial BCM Edition FD\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is a new option requested by our biologists who wanted an easier method to record voucher calls and other active monitoring tasks. Live frequency-division output is available using user-supplied standard headphones and allows you to make full spectrum manual recordings for as long as the bat of interest can be heard. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eWhy choose Pettersson?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003eLess than 1% of all D500x and D500x microphones ever sold have ever been returned for refurbishment.\u003c\/em\u003e When you are conducting serious, time sensitive research, count on Pettersson equipment having more uptime than other detector platforms. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eWhat's in the box?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEither version includes (1)- 16GB SanDisk Gold compact flash card, external microphone with preamp, protective microphone capsule by BCM, and manual. 4- C batteries and mic extension cable not included.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's in the Grab and Go Acoustic Survey Kit?\u003c\/strong\u003e This kit is the same setup BCM uses for professional surveys and training workshop events. It includes your detector version of choice, the protective BCM microphone capsule, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e(1) 25' external microphone DMX extension cable, (1) 24'' Looped Gear Tie, (1) D500x Survey Pouch, and (1) weather resistant storage box (holds all of the above including a 20 Ah external battery \u003cem\u003e(obtain locally)\u003c\/em\u003e in storage, travel, and deployment.)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style250\"\u003eGeneral D500x Features:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCables are a major fail point in the field so Pettersson keeps is easy to replace. \u003c\/span\u003eMicrophone is independent of the detector, and is connected via a standard 5-pin DMX cable available from local music stores. Unlike some other systems t\u003cspan\u003ehe microphone can even be mounted directly onto the detector itself to aid in troubleshooting the cable and potentially save a night of sampling while a replacement cord is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003esourced locally!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\"Power Fail-Resume Recording\" feature resumes a recording session if power is interrupted\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eFour timers to turn the unit on\/off at desired intervals, as well as a sunset\/sunrise programmable offsets; the D500x knows when your local sunset\/sunrise is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eFour levels of sophisticated trigger sensitivity actively rejects noise and minimizes the number of noise files recorded\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eStorage capacity for weeks or months under normal conditions, generates *.wav files on CF cards. \u003cem\u003e(BCM strongly advises leaving no recorder any manufacturer unattended longer than you can afford to lose your data!)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eTime, date, coordinates, \u0026amp; settings metadata stamped sound files\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eLog file records each timer session on\/off, status every hour, memory remaining, and battery voltage. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eLow power consumption \u0026lt;200 milliamperes. Uses commonly found inexpensive DC power plugs and is reverse polarity protected.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eNo computer required to launch detector or record files. CF cards format in the device.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSize: 165 x 170 x 53 mm, solid rugged aluminum housing that is weather and dust resistant\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSampling rates: 44.1 kHz, 300 kHz and 500 kHz (optimized for 500 kHz)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eADC resolution: 16 bits with onboard memory buffer that never drops data\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSelectable high-pass filter to attenuate undesired low frequency signals, or leave off to record other wildlife below 15 kHz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eSync the D500x time with your existing handheld GPS and record a track on your GPS (or even an iPhone). Then use the inexpensive app from Myotisoft.com to combine your D500x bat files with your GPS track and display your bats on Google Earth. No complicated, expensive connectors required.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eOne of the fastest post processing workflows when using SonoBat\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThe D500x microphone is 1) inherently weather resistant without needing a windscreen that must be replaced frequently and 2) moderately directional without add-on \"cones\" that degrade the sound recording.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eBCM includes a handy microphone capsule for not only protecting the mic in storage and transport, but can also be used cleverly two ways to add even more weatherproofing during deployments if desired.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/transect-app-for-visualizing-mobile-transect-data\" title=\"Myotisoft Transect\"\u003eMyotisoft Transect\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/sonobat-software\" title=\"SonoBat Bat Call Analysis Software\"\u003eSonoBat Bat Call Analysis software\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style250\"\u003eD500x Special Edition FD Features:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eHeadphone jack to monitor live frequency-divison output. This feature was requested by BCM so that the D500x could effectively be used to selectively record when listening during active monitoring, and tracking voucher calls in particular. You can now monitor activity during mobile transects, and monitor audio during deployment to better assess if your detector is triggering on noise or real bats.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThe D500x Special Edition FD have an additional current drain of ca 14 mA in the Armed and Recording modes. This results in the following battery drain per 24 hours:\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eAssume the D500X FD is active for 10 hours and sleeps for 14 hours and records for 1 hours of the 10 active hours. This results in an approximate drain of 535 mAh per 24 hours. Without the FD circuit, this would have been ca 385 mAh, i.e. an increase by 38% with the FD.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eAssume the D500X FD is active for 10 hours and sleeps for 14 hours and records for 3 hours of the 10 active hours. This results in an approximate drain of 1000 mAh per 24 hours. Without the FD circuit, this would have been ca 860 mAh, i.e. an increase by 16% with the FD.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eIf you have no interest using your D500x for Active Monitoring\/listening to activity in real time, and would prefer the best battery performance for long term deployment, consider the standard D500x instead.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"style368\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003ePettersson's detectors continue to \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style245\"\u003eserve because they\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e are among the highest quality, they are well thought out, and contain useful features end users need, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style245\"\u003einstead of being rushed-to-market experiments. \u003cem\u003eWhat is your data \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style373\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e(and your time)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style245\"\u003e worth?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style470\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style373\"\u003e\"I spent the past two weeks teaching back-to-back workshops that focused heavily on acoustics..... and (as always) the D500X out-performed all the other models combined in number and quality of calls. I think our students were mightily impressed and my mantra \"you get what you pay for\" has started to sink in. Nothing beats how easy and user friendly the D500x is to operate and how easy it is to post-process the calls and get on with the business of analysis. I'm hoping it will become the \"go to\" device for applications requiring the best sound quality available in a passive detector.\"  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style470\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e- Janet Tyburec, principal bat workshop instructor for BCI, BCM, USFS \u0026amp; others since 1992 and is an expert user of AnaBat, AnaLook, Wildlife Acoustics hardware, and SonoBat software\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAvailable In Stock, \u003cem\u003eUsually Ships 1-2 Days\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSee our\u003c\/span\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/apps\/help-center\"\u003ePettersson D500 Knowledge Base for frequently asked questions and answers . . .\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Pettersson D500x

Product Description

The Premier Passive Bat Acoustic Monitoring Device.

The D500X is a full spectrum "direct recording" ultrasound recording unit intended for long-term, unattended recording of bat and other high frequency animal calls. Designed to be deployed for weeks or months, this device detects full-spectrum ultrasound and records in real time using the highest quality, highest signal-to-noise ratio microphone presently available on any passive bat detector today.

The Special BCM Edition FD is a new option requested by our biologists who wanted an easier method to record voucher calls and other active monitoring tasks. Live frequency-division output is available using user-supplied standard headphones and allows you to make full spectrum manual recordings for as long as the bat of interest can be heard. 

Why choose Pettersson?

Less than 1% of all D500x and D500x microphones ever sold have ever been returned for refurbishment. When you are conducting serious, time sensitive research, count on Pettersson equipment having more uptime than other detector platforms. 

What's in the box?

Either version includes (1)- 16GB SanDisk Gold compact flash card, external microphone with preamp, protective microphone capsule by BCM, and manual. 4- C batteries and mic extension cable not included.

What's in the Grab and Go Acoustic Survey Kit? This kit is the same setup BCM uses for professional surveys and training workshop events. It includes your detector version of choice, the protective BCM microphone capsule, (1) 25' external microphone DMX extension cable, (1) 24'' Looped Gear Tie, (1) D500x Survey Pouch, and (1) weather resistant storage box (holds all of the above including a 20 Ah external battery (obtain locally) in storage, travel, and deployment.)

General D500x Features:

  • Cables are a major fail point in the field so Pettersson keeps is easy to replace. Microphone is independent of the detector, and is connected via a standard 5-pin DMX cable available from local music stores. Unlike some other systems the microphone can even be mounted directly onto the detector itself to aid in troubleshooting the cable and potentially save a night of sampling while a replacement cord is sourced locally!
  • "Power Fail-Resume Recording" feature resumes a recording session if power is interrupted
  • Four timers to turn the unit on/off at desired intervals, as well as a sunset/sunrise programmable offsets; the D500x knows when your local sunset/sunrise is
  • Four levels of sophisticated trigger sensitivity actively rejects noise and minimizes the number of noise files recorded
  • Storage capacity for weeks or months under normal conditions, generates *.wav files on CF cards. (BCM strongly advises leaving no recorder any manufacturer unattended longer than you can afford to lose your data!)
  • Time, date, coordinates, & settings metadata stamped sound files
  • Log file records each timer session on/off, status every hour, memory remaining, and battery voltage.
  • Low power consumption <200 milliamperes. Uses commonly found inexpensive DC power plugs and is reverse polarity protected.
  • No computer required to launch detector or record files. CF cards format in the device.
  • Size: 165 x 170 x 53 mm, solid rugged aluminum housing that is weather and dust resistant
  • Sampling rates: 44.1 kHz, 300 kHz and 500 kHz (optimized for 500 kHz)
  • ADC resolution: 16 bits with onboard memory buffer that never drops data
  • Selectable high-pass filter to attenuate undesired low frequency signals, or leave off to record other wildlife below 15 kHz
  • Sync the D500x time with your existing handheld GPS and record a track on your GPS (or even an iPhone). Then use the inexpensive app from Myotisoft.com to combine your D500x bat files with your GPS track and display your bats on Google Earth. No complicated, expensive connectors required.
  • One of the fastest post processing workflows when using SonoBat
  • The D500x microphone is 1) inherently weather resistant without needing a windscreen that must be replaced frequently and 2) moderately directional without add-on "cones" that degrade the sound recording.
  • BCM includes a handy microphone capsule for not only protecting the mic in storage and transport, but can also be used cleverly two ways to add even more weatherproofing during deployments if desired.
  • Compatible with Myotisoft Transect
  • Compatible with SonoBat Bat Call Analysis software

D500x Special Edition FD Features:

  • Headphone jack to monitor live frequency-divison output. This feature was requested by BCM so that the D500x could effectively be used to selectively record when listening during active monitoring, and tracking voucher calls in particular. You can now monitor activity during mobile transects, and monitor audio during deployment to better assess if your detector is triggering on noise or real bats.
  • The D500x Special Edition FD have an additional current drain of ca 14 mA in the Armed and Recording modes. This results in the following battery drain per 24 hours:
    • Assume the D500X FD is active for 10 hours and sleeps for 14 hours and records for 1 hours of the 10 active hours. This results in an approximate drain of 535 mAh per 24 hours. Without the FD circuit, this would have been ca 385 mAh, i.e. an increase by 38% with the FD.
    • Assume the D500X FD is active for 10 hours and sleeps for 14 hours and records for 3 hours of the 10 active hours. This results in an approximate drain of 1000 mAh per 24 hours. Without the FD circuit, this would have been ca 860 mAh, i.e. an increase by 16% with the FD.
    • If you have no interest using your D500x for Active Monitoring/listening to activity in real time, and would prefer the best battery performance for long term deployment, consider the standard D500x instead.

Pettersson's detectors continue to serve because they are among the highest quality, they are well thought out, and contain useful features end users need, instead of being rushed-to-market experiments. What is your data (and your time) worth?

"I spent the past two weeks teaching back-to-back workshops that focused heavily on acoustics..... and (as always) the D500X out-performed all the other models combined in number and quality of calls. I think our students were mightily impressed and my mantra "you get what you pay for" has started to sink in. Nothing beats how easy and user friendly the D500x is to operate and how easy it is to post-process the calls and get on with the business of analysis. I'm hoping it will become the "go to" device for applications requiring the best sound quality available in a passive detector." 

- Janet Tyburec, principal bat workshop instructor for BCI, BCM, USFS & others since 1992 and is an expert user of AnaBat, AnaLook, Wildlife Acoustics hardware, and SonoBat software

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See our Pettersson D500 Knowledge Base for frequently asked questions and answers . . .

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Can I use SD cards instead of CF cards in the Pettersson D500x?

    Yes. For a CF-to-SD adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XO2KSEO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This one has not failed for us with ~500 nights of use across 15 detectors.

    Note: I am not sure if the D500x can use a 64GB SD card…. it may only use 32GB…. or it may not work at all. This has to do with the FAT32 file system not recognizing more than 32 GB. However, 32 GB SD cards are only $8. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YFG7T8F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1   Note: my D500 does not seem to recognize a firmware upgrade using this adapter…. so you still need to use a normal CF card for firmware changes. Other than that I haven’t come across an issue using this adapter with 32 GB SD cards.   

  • How long does the D500x last on batteries?

    Do not use rechargeable batteries. They are only 1.2v each starting out…. so you only have 4.8v at best. Then with a little age, a bad cell, and/or cold weather they drop like a rock.

    If you are only doing a 2 night survey, the internal batteries are perfectly fine…. rayovac alkaline AA should go 3-5? nights… C should go a week. For 2 nights, stick with alkaline internal batteries and throw them out if they read 4.8/4.9 or under. If they read 4.6v, they tend NOT to survive 2 nights   D cells might go 10-20 days: https://batmanagement.com/collections/batteries-power/products/pettersson-d500x-extended-battery-pack-1 note this uses 6 - D cells …so you can use rechargeable D. The D500 is happy with 9 v BTW, so you can pop alkaline in it too.

    Additionally, there are certain lithium-ion battery packs that can be used. The caveats are that it needs to output 5 to 9v, and it must stay on regardless if any load is being drawn. Our D500x-to-DC power cable will connect your D500x to these battery packs. Use a rubber band to ensure the cable stays on the battery.

  • What are some recommended bat detector settings?

    Settings for any detector need to be tweaked based on the microsite. For the Pettersson D500x, if you want more of the strong calls that can be classified, and less of the trash that generally not identifiable the key settings to pay special attention to are the trigger sensitivity (set it to very low for the fewest noise/out of range bat passes), the trigger level (160) and gain (45). The recording length should be 4 seconds to reduce the possibility of 2 bats in a single recording, which causes classifiers to skip over sometimes without rendering any decision. Locations with high activity consider bumping the trigger level up to 200 further weeding out low amplitude calls. If whispering bats are your target, consider bumping the gain up to 80. 

    Even at a "very low" trigger level, you may have an unacceptable number of noise (insect) files in your area. There is a way to edit these setting further that we are experimenting with in Florida... contact jchenger@batmanagement.com if you need those instructions. For most of the country, LOW and VERY LOW trigger sensitivity works well.   

  • How do I update the firmware on a Pettersson D500x?

    First, be sure to have the D500x Utility program available here: https://batsound.com/downloads/ (Windows). Select a memory card in the app you will use as a firmware card. A tiny size card is fine, you may want to label it and keep in your master spare parts kit. Select the "transfer firmware" button in this app, then select the newest firmware that is a seperate download from https://batsound.com/firmware/ The app will confirm firmware transfer. Place this card in slot 1 of the D500x and power up, follow prompts to update the firmware. Keep this card in your kit or reformat in Windows to use as a normal memory card again.

    Please check for updates before a new project, and if the D500x is behaving erratically, please be sure you are using the newest firmware. 

  • What is the recommended way to weatherproof a D500x microphone?

    The external mic is essentially weatherproof so long as you do not point it up so that it can collect water. So pointing horizontally should be fine. The only problem with vertical would be that you can't record through the water-  there is less concern that the water would hurt anything. The directional horn can be removed and would allow water to not collect in the vertical position. 
    The connection to the cable should have some protection from soaking rain, but I think a minimalist configuration as shown in the attached will serve to protect and clear the airspace around the microphone. I made this one from 1/16" x 1" aluminum angle.  I bent the angle at about a third the length to give me the option of mounting with a shorter or longer horizontal reach. You can get releasable cable ties to attach the mic to the angle. Please see the bottom of this article for photos and further explaination.

    And BCM has been shipping mic protector tubes for some time now. These cleverly slip over a D500x mic and have a cap to minimize dust during storage, then the tube is reversed for actual deployment. See this illustration for proper use.

  • What type of CF cards should I use? And what size should I use?

    The manufacturer currently recommends Sandisk Ultra/Ultra II CF cards, or Sandisk Extreme/Extreme III CF cards. These are the ones with the gold labels rather than silver. Sizes up to 32GB have been successfully tested. 

    We've tested CF card sizes up to 32GB. However, the Pettersson D500x has a total of (4) storage slots, allowing a total of 128GB of combined storage. Things like expected nightly bat activity, insect noise, recording length, and length of time between detector service checks are just a few of the main things to consider when it comes to making sure you have enough storage. As a general rule, try to stick with a single 16GB card for deployments lasting a few nights or a 32GB card for a week. You’ll have more flexibility in terms of when you’ll need to offload your data, and are usually large enough to accommodate a few busy nights of bat activity. One large card is better than 4 tiny cards; one large card will be faster to post-process.

  • I am having an issue with the D500X Recorder. The recorder seems to display a formatting error when using CF cards that are larger than 32 GB. Can you tell me why this error is happening and how to fix it? Or, is it that this machine is only capable of handling 32 GB or smaller CF cards? Also, where can in find information about firmware updates for these recorders? Thanks.

    Hi - due to the FAT32 file format, CF cards are limited to 32 GB. Before any deployment please check that you have the latest firmware from the Pettersson website: https://batsound.com/firmware/

  • Hi. Checking to see if you have 3 d500x in stock and approximately how long it would take to receive them? Much thanks!

    Hello Michelle- If you can order them online at our shop, they are in stock. If not we will have more in 10 days typically. Please call Jenni at 717-241-2228 if you need a few and we will expedite.

  • (1) What is the mass of the Standard Edition D500X. with c-cell batteries, microphone, microphone protector, 25 foot extended cable, and pouch? (2) In comparison, what is the mass and outside dimensions of the complete Grab N Go setup with Standard Edition D500X recorder? Does that include a long-range external battery? And if so what is the mass of the long range external battery? (3) We will be transporting detector setups up to 12 miles into Olympic National Park backcountry. Do you have experience to recommend a lighter weight option for weatherizing the D500X in the event we choose to forego the weather-resistant case.? Thanks so much.

    Hello- the Grab N Go D500x in the plastic transport/storage/deployment box is about 8 lbs measuring 7x13x9 inches, without an external battery.

    By itself the D500x/25' cable/microphone/internal batteries is about 6.5 lbs.

    A 6v, 20 ah SLA battery weighs 8 lbs. and measures 6.18"L x 3.27"W x 4.92"H. This battery can fit inside the Grab N Go case. Depending on bat and ambient noise activity, this battery has powered D500x for over a month and still had charge; however your milage will vary and we do not recommend such a long service interval of -any- bat detector system.

    To reduce pack size and maintain weatherproofing, you can set the D500x running in a dry bag, then roll up the bag normally with the microphone cable protruding. Shield this from direct sun as overheating will cause any detector to shut down, as there is no venting with the dry bag.

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