@LexUnity My friend says he’s used this Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone for Mobile Devices - MVL by Shure, ($69). He emphasized that it’s not an official recommendation by RICOH. In fact, Ricoh doesn’t officially recommend using any other microphones than the TA-1. But this kind of mic works with the V, as one example.
It’d be awesome if one could get the wiring or pin out for the TA-1 plug. The plug is a weird 5 section plug. Ground + 4 conductors- channel. Compared to how much a Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic costs ($1,6500), it’d be awesome to use the Ricoh TA-1 for other recording purposes too or perhaps using the Sennheiser with the Theta V.
@Angelo_Farina, can you share the 5 section plug pinout please? My guess is that it’s four digital mics with two data, one clock, power, and ground? If someone lends me one I’ll put my scope to it and let everyone know
This is the pinout of the 6-contacts minijack. The problem is: nowhere in the world I managed to find such 6-contacts plugs, only 5 contacts without the grounded ring. And if the ring does not make contact with the pin protruding below the Ricoh Theta V camera, the recording will NOT be spatial audio…