C10 Hydrophone

The Cetacean Research C10 hydrophone is discontinued. We suggest the SQ26-H1B.

Cetacean Research™ C10 hydrophone with cable

The following is retained for reference.

The Cetacean Research C10 hydrophone is a general purpose hydrophone ideal for whale watching and full audio-band signal detection. The C10 hydrophone model essentially the same as the C13 hydrophone, but the cable is a standard grade and it has a common musical instrument-type connector instead of a research-type connector. Hydrophones are not individually calibrated.

  • Cetacean Research™ C10 hydrophone
  • Cetacean Research™ C10 hydrophone and cable

C10 hydrophone specifications
Frequency Range [kHz] .025 - 25
Nominal Sensitivity [dB, re 1V/µPa] -190 ± 3
Power Requirement [Vdc] None
Maximum Operating Depth [m] 250
Operating Temperature Range [°C] -20 to 100
Preamplifier Gain [dB] N/A
Overload Acoustic Pressure [dB, re 1µPa] N/A
SPL Equiv. Self Noise at 1kHz [dB, re 1µPa] < 38
Capacitance [nF] 9nF
Dimensions [mm] 76 L x 32 dia.
Shielded Cable Length [m] 10
(longer cable optional)
C10 cable includes 1/4" mono phone plug
Directionality omnidirectional below 10kHz
Battery / Connector box power not required


  • extra length coaxial cable
  • custom orders not listed above