{"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","published_at":"2017-09-20T17:27:14-04:00","created_at":"2017-09-20T17:34:57-04:00","vendor":"Pettersson Elektronik","type":"Bat Detector","tags":["Active","Passive"],"price":172500,"price_min":172500,"price_max":199500,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1171766083611,"title":"Standard Edition","option1":"Standard Edition","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"PT500","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":425826287643,"product_id":107411898395,"position":1,"created_at":"2017-09-21T22:48:10-04:00","updated_at":"2018-09-14T14:11:43-04:00","alt":null,"width":3426,"height":5132,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2476.jpg?v=1536948703","variant_ids":[1171766083611]},"available":true,"name":"Pettersson D500x - Standard Edition","public_title":"Standard Edition","options":["Standard Edition"],"price":172500,"weight":1225,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-12,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":1126256443419,"title":"Special BCM Edition with live FD output","option1":"Special BCM Edition with live FD output","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"PT500SE","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":425794076699,"product_id":107411898395,"position":4,"created_at":"2017-09-21T22:43:27-04:00","updated_at":"2018-09-14T14:11:43-04:00","alt":null,"width":1551,"height":2259,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2014FD.gif?v=1536948703","variant_ids":[1126256443419]},"available":true,"name":"Pettersson D500x - Special BCM Edition with live FD output","public_title":"Special BCM Edition with live FD output","options":["Special BCM Edition with live FD output"],"price":199500,"weight":1225,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2476.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/Screen_Shot_2018-09-14_at_1.57.30_PM.png?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2017DSC_8647.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2014FD.gif?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2491.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2484.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2481.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/PET-system.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/Screen_Shot_2018-09-14_at_1.59.09_PM.png?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/PET-grabngotips1.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/PET-grabngotips2.jpg?v=1536948703","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/d500portsDSC_8641.jpg?v=1536948703"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/D500-2476.jpg?v=1536948703","options":["Model"],"content":"\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"}

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

Available In Stock, Usually Ships 1-2 Days

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"In Stock" items may ship same day to up to 3 business days after placing your order.

"Out of Stock" items may still be purchased, but realize these items may be built-to-order or we may be at the mercy of our vendors for parts of your order or product. Shipping for out of stock items may be days or weeks after placing your order. Some speciaity items may have estimated availability mentioned in their product description above.

All international orders must be paid in full via credit card or international money order before shipping.  We currently accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and bank/wire transfers.

For international orders, any duties, tariffs or broker fees are not included in the order amount and will be collected by the shipper upon delivery. Any such fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

Please ensure the shipping address you provide can accept UPS deliveries. BCM is not responsible for any fees or delays incurred from an incorrect shipping address.

In Spanish: Todos los pedidos internacionales deben pagarse en su totalidad mediante tarjeta de crédito o giro postal internacional antes de su envío. aceptamos American Express, Visa y Mastercard.  No somos capaces de aceptar banco.

Para los pedidos internacionales, los impuestos, aranceles u honorarios de agente no están incluidos en el orden cantidad y serán recogidos por el cargador a la entrega. estas matrículas son responsabilidad del cliente.        

Por favor garantizar la dirección del envío que usted proporcione puede aceptar envíos ups. bcm no se hace responsable por el pago de honorarios o retrasos de una incorrecta dirección de envío.

What states does sales tax apply?
If you live in PA or FL, you will be charged sales tax according to your state’s sales tax rules.  Tax Exempt Businesses/Organizations: contact us to place your order (717-241-2228). Please have your tax exempt number.

What can I return?
You may return new, unopened items sold within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

When will I get my refund?
Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

Does BCM do replacements?
We can only replace the exact item and version you ordered, and you are responsible to return the damaged item within 30 days. If you want to exchange for a different item, you will need to return the item and place a new order.

Pettersson D500x and M500 Bat Detectors Return and Exchange Policy
All detectors are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the hardware and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

BCM will confirm the unit is defective was not abused or water damaged. BCM will replace the unit at our discretion usually within one week. Units requiring repairs may take 6-8 weeks.

Pettersson factory warranty is one year. We have such confidence in this time-tested hardware, BCM extends this warranty 4 additional years for D500x and M500 devices purchased thru BCM, for a total of a 5 year warranty from date of purchase.

D500x External Microphone Return Policy
All microphones are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the Microphone and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

DOA microphones are replaced immediately at no charge. There is a $125 for refurbishing used microphones, shipped immediately if in stock.

Electronics
Electronics purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be in new condition with original packaging and accessories. All bat detectors sold by BCM are supported by the device's manufacturers. In the unlikely event a detector appears to be defective, please contact the customer support network for the computer manufacturer to have it serviced under warranty. Pettersson D500x/M500 devices have specific policies, see above.

Software
Software titles purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap.

General items

Other items purchased from BCM can only be returned if:

  • The return is packaged and shipped in the original packaging.
  • The items are still in new condition.
  • You ship your return within 30 days of receipt of the original shipment.

Any returns that do not meet the above qualifications may receive a reduced refund or be returned to the purchaser. Some items may incur a restocking fee as these items must be inspected, tested, and repackaged. If a restocking fee applies it will be noted on the product information page.

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For questions regarding...
New and old orders: email Jenni
Tech questions about cameras, IR lights, bat detectors, bat houses, installations, and harp traps or SonoBat email John
Bat detectors, repairs, and SonoBat, email Bryan
Professional surveys, quotes, and study plans, email Todd
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