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Earthworks Audio SR40 High Definition Microphone  From Earthworks

The SR40 40kHz High Definition Microphone™ offers an extended high frequency response, extremely fast impulse response, short diaphragm settling time, exceptional cardioid polar pattern, and high rejection of sounds from the rear of the microphone.

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$999.00

Retail:  $1,249.00

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Earthworks SR40 Microphones Acoustic Guitar Video Demo

The new Earthworks SR40 Cardioid Microphones record dazzling Acoustic Guitars in the recording studio, and then in an untreated space in this great video demo. In this video we utilize a variety of preamps including Earthworks own 1024 Mic Preamp, the Sebatron 4000e VU, and then the Vintech X73i (in the untreated space). The near perfect cardioid pattern provides some off-axis control of reflections in both the studio and the untreated Sound Pure Guitar showroom, but is completely flat and neutral in each quadrant of its near-perfect cardioid pattern, meaning that the off axis sounds and reflections picked up by the microphone remain as neutral, flat and beautiful, yielding a truly detailed and accurate overall picture. Call us today to discuss this dazzling new microphone from Earthworks, or any of their other amazing equipment, toll free at 888-528-9703.

Manufacturer's Description from Earthworks

The excellent performance characteristics of the SR40 allow it to be utilized for a very wide range of applications. In the studio or on the stage the SR40 is an ideal choice for a variety of instruments including sax, flute, trumpet, guitar, piano, and percussion. It is superior for vocals or choir because it doesn’t spotlight. Rather, it uniformly picks up an entire section. The SR40 is popular among concert tapers because of its open uncolored sound and among jazz enthusiasts for its ability to capture explosive performances while retaining the subtle nuances of artistic expression.

The SR40 offers a 30Hz – 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. Equally significant, the SR40 offers an extremely fast impulse response that enables the microphone to acquire fast transients far more accurately. The exceptionally short diaphragm setting time allows the SR40 to reveal subtle low level nuances in sound that other microphones mask. The SR40’s near-perfect cardioid polar pattern ensures that the microphone will not beam or spotlight and provides significantly more gain before feedback than conventional microphones. The polar response also enables vocalists or instruments at the sides of the microphone (at 45- or 90-degrees) to have the same pristine sound quality as those at the front of the microphone, and in addition, it facilitates the use of fewer microphones with closer placement to the source, enabling yet additional gain before feedback in live sound applications. The SR40’s high SPL handling and rear rejection are additional noteworthy attributes. With an acoustic input rating of 145 dB SPL, the new SR40 is a first-rate performer when it comes to capturing loud sound sources. Be it a guitar cabinet or a close miked trumpet or saxophone, the SR40 is ideally suited to handle challenging instruments. Similarly, the exceptional rear rejection performance enables the SR40 to easier isolate instruments in a recording or live performance setting, thus minimizing acoustic bleed.

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
  • 30Hz – 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
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About Manufacturer

Earthworks was formed by David Blackmer, the inventor of dbx, to realize his vision of upgrading the entire audio chain to a new standard of sonic realism. David's goal of creating high definition tools with which to capture the sound and experience of "being there" is based upon a strong evidence that there is more to human hearing than the range of frequencies which can be heard as tones. We are convinced that audio equipment with extended frequency response and faster, cleaner time domain performance will yield more life-like results. Traditional audio methadology appears to be based on working around the limitations, imperfections, and personality quirks of the equipment, and calling the ones you like "assets". WE believe that any part of the audio chain can be improved to the point where the standard is so high that any product meeting it will be indistinguishable from any other product meeting the same standard, and that an audio system built to such standard can achieve sonic reality. This standard, for electronic equipment, is met by our Zero Distortion Technology. We support the concept of recording acoustic events accurately enough to capture the sound as it happened in the room. This approah allows you to make sonic coloration and texture choices later, when you can consider them carefully and still have recourse. Life-like accuracy is the best starting point for whatever unique coloration you may wish to add.

Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 30Hz – 40kHz ±2dB at 6 inches (15cm)
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid or Hypercardioid
  • Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa)
  • Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA
  • Max Acoustic Input: 145dB SPL
  • Output: Male XLR-3 balanced (pin 2+)
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω, balanced (50Ω ea. pin 2 & 3)
  • Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
  • Noise: 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
  • Dimensions L x D: 250mm x x 22mm (9.84 x .860 inches)
  • Weight: .5 lb (225g)