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Earthworks SR40/HC - Hypercardioid Microphone

£999.00 inc. vat
£832.50 ex. vat
SKU SEARSR40HC
In Stock

Earthworks SR40/HC

The Earthworks SR40/HC is a Hyper-cardioid condenser designed for acoustic string instruments, brass, woodwinds, piano, vocals and drums. For a microphone that delivers uncompromising performance both onstage and in the studio, the SR40/HC is designed to seamlessly transition from tracking vocals in the studio to miking acoustic guitar onstage and everything in between.

The SR40/HC’s near-perfect hypercardioid polar pattern is consistent across all frequencies, simplifying mic placement, ensuring more gain before feedback and virtually eliminating phasing issues when using multiple microphones. This multi-purpose microphone is equally at home miking acoustic guitar, brass, woodwinds, drums, guitar amp, vocals and more.

The extended frequency response from 20Hz – 40kHz reproduces sound with more depth and accuracy, especially for those instruments that include more high frequency overtones. It handles transients with ease, reproducing every detail no matter how sharp or subtle. Capable of handling sound pressure levels of up to 139dB without distortion, the SR40/HC can handle nearly any instrument.

Features

  • Extended frequency response to 40kHz
  • Multi-purpose directional microphone
  • More gain before feedback than other microphones
  • Less leakage
  • Textbook perfect cardioid polar pattern with natural on and off-axis performance
  • Provides excellent results for both live performance and recording applications
  • Extreme accuracy in the time domain for faithful reproduction and no smearing or distortion
  • Transparent sound quality
  • Shorter diaphragm settling time to prevent quieter attacks from being blurred by earlier louder attacks
  • 20Hz – 40kHz frequency response, revealing subtleties in the sound that are non-existent from microphones with less high frequency range, and enabling musical performances to exhibit greater depth and realism
  • The exceptional rear rejection performance enables the SR40 to easily isolate instruments in a recording or live performance setting, thus minimizing acoustic bleed

Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 40kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
  • Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dBV/Pa)
  • Power Requirements: 24-48V Phantom, 10mA
  • Max Acoustic Input: 139dB SPL
  • Output: Male XLR-3 balanced (pin 2+)
  • Output Impedance: 65Ω balanced (between pins 2 & 3)
  • Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
  • Noise: 16dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
  • Dimensions L x D: 250mm x x 22mm (9.84 x .860 inches)
  • Weight: .5 lb (225g)