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Earthworks FW430 - High Definition FlexWand Microphone System - Cardioid 4.7ft

£1,258.80 inc. vat
£1,049.00 ex. vat
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Earthworks FW430

The Earthworks FW430 is a microphone from Earthworks’ FlexWand Series, this series features microphone systems that are floor stand solutions designed for instrument miking applications. When you do not want to compromise appearance for sound quality, the FW430/HC FlexWand provides the best of both worlds. Combining a 30kHz hypercardioid microphone, low profile microphone stand and boom as a single freestanding unit, the FW430/HC delivers a low profile and flexible miking solution for instrument and vocal applications.

Its near-perfect cardioid polar pattern is consistent across all frequencies, which simplifies microphone placement and and ensures more gain before feedback. With 32dB of rear rejection, it is ideal for live performances where there may be bleed from surrounding instruments. Additionally, the FW430/HC FlexWand’s wide coverage area allows for the use of fewer Earthworks microphones with better coverage and sound quality. With a low noise floor and extended frequency response, the FW430/HC is ideal for a wide variety of instruments, both in the studio and live on stage.

Beyond its improved audio performance and coverage, the FlexWand is designed with functionality in mind. The microphone head can be positioned as high as 4’ 7” feet and as low as 10 inches from the floor or anywhere in between, allowing a nearly unlimited number of microphone positioning options. Additionally, there are no visible wires or cables above floor level. Instead, the microphone cable plugs into the base of the microphone, making it incredibly low profile and clean.


  • Uniform frequency response on or off axis
  • Frequency response up to 30kHz
  • Large flex section near the center of the stand that couples the stand and the wand
  • Mini-gooseneck between the end of the wand and the microphone head
  • Substantial improvement in gain before feedback
  • They will handle high sound pressure levels with high rejection of sounds to the rear of the microphone
  • The near perfect polar response of the FlexWand™ allows the use of fewer microphones with better sound quality, no spotlighting and incredible rejection of sounds from the rear of the microphone
  • The sturdy 12 pound cast iron base will not allow the FlexWand™ to be accidentally knocked over


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 30kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
  • Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dBV/Pa)
  • Power Requirements: 24 – 48V Phantom, 10mA
  • Max Acoustic Input: 139dB SPL
  • Output: XLR (pin 2+)
  • Output Impedance: 65Ω balanced (between pins 2 & 3)
  • Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
  • Noise: 16dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
  • Positioning Range: From 10 inches to 4.7 feet above floor level
  • Dimensions: Stand 4’7″ (1.39m); Base 12″ (30.5cm) in diameter, 1.1″ (2.7cm) high
  • Color: Stand, flex & wand – black, base – dark gray
  • Weight: Stand 2 lbs. (.9 kg), Base 12.6 lbs. (5.7kg)