Earthworks QTC40 mp Time Coherent Omnidirectional Microphone (Pair)  From Earthworks

A ruler-flat and low-noise pair of Omni SDC microphones that captures all the way to 40kHz!

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Earthworks QTC40 Microphones Acoustic Guitar Video

The Earthworks QTC40 Omni Microphones (formerly the QTC1) record Acoustic Guitars in a state-of-the-art recording studios. The matched pair of microphones, from Earthworks QTC (quite time coherent) microphones series of omni-directional mics produce dazzling results on acoustic guitars do to their inherent low noise, amazing accuracy and detail, and true-omni pattern. Even when placed close to the instrument in a spaced A-B omni setup, the microphones remain true, and capture all of the harmonic detail and presence. They were used with the Earthworks 1024 zero distortion mic preamp as well as the Sebatron 4000e tube mic preamp. The entire Earthworks range of microphones is available from Sound Pure, an authorized Earthworks dealer, always available to answer any of your questions, or help with your next upgrade- call us toll free at 888.528.9703.

Manufacturer's Description from Earthworks

The QTC Series (Quiet Time Coherent) is designed for recording quieter sources such as vocals, strings and distant miked orchestras or choirs. These low-noise omnis are also an excellent choice for drum overheads, close-miked wind and percussion instruments. Earthworks’ reputation for realism is based on these distinctive omnis. Time Coherent Response means these models do not smear the time domain as most microphones do.

  • With a frequency response to 40kHz and excellent impulse response, it will reproduce sounds with incredible detail that are true and life-like, making it an ideal and affordable choice for recording applications
  • Perfect for recording the accuracy and full detail of instruments in the studio yet robust and subtle enough to record bird sounds in the jungle
  • Intended for detailed sources
  • Omnidirectional polar pattern
  • Flat frequency response, fast impulse response and exceptional polar characteristics
  • Accurate and uncolored
  • Handles sound levels up to 142dB with no proximity effect or handling noise
  • Requires 48V Phantom Power
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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: 4Hz to 40kHz ±1dB

Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional

Sensitivity: 30mV/Pa (-30.5dBV/Pa)

Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA

Max Acoustic Input: 142dB SPL

Output: XLR (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)

           24.5dB SPL (Unweighted)

Dimensions L x D: 229mm x 22mm (9 x .860 inches)

Weight: .5 lb. (225g)

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QTC40 Manual