A question about the operating temperature of various microphones.
I went through the manuals and spec sheets for several microphones that I own, and a few others. Almost nowhere I find a specification of the minimum and maximum operating temperatures.
Of course I was wondering about this because of some situations which might be more or less common in sound design but are probably not standard microphone usage.
For example: - freezing a microphone to record breaking ice when it melts again - submerging a microphone (obviously a hydrophone) into boiling water - recording the sound of very hot pipes by sticking a contact microphone on them - having a microphone close to a source of fire or extreme heat
There is a lot written already about using rugged and/or cheap microphones in situations in which you risk damaging your mic. Which is good advice.
But when do you risk damage just because of the temperature? What are the things to be aware of when using a microphone is very low or high temperatures? I guess there is some kind of common threshold for the different types of microphone (dynamic, condenser, electret, etc.)?