40kHz Hypercardioid Vocal Microphone
Handheld vocal microphone that delivers a natural clarity of sound with unmatched presence and depth for vocals
20Hz – 40kHz frequency response
Hypercardioid polar pattern
Handles up to 145dB SPL without distortion
- Frequency range spanning from 20Hz – 40kHz
- Hand-tuned and tested
- Reproduces subtle details other vocals microphones miss
- No need for excessive EQ or effects
- Textbook perfect hypercardioid polar pattern with natural on and off-axis performance
- Fastest transient response of any vocal microphone on the market
- Extreme accuracy in the time domain for faithful reproduction and no smearing or distortion
- Low handling noise
- Circuitry is handcrafted to match each capsule for optimum performance
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa)
Power Requirements: 24-48V Phantom, 10mA
Max Acoustic Input: 145dB SPL
Output: XLR (pin 2+)
Output Impedance: 65Ω balanced (between pins 2 & 3)
Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3
Noise: 20dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
Dimensions L x D: 184mm x 55.3mm x 27.5mm (7.25 x 1.95 x .97 inches)
Weight: 13.3 oz. (377g)
“The full range of his voice and the dynamics were there, along with the other vocal sounds, lip smacks, and so on that you would hear if you were sitting across from him at a table having a conversation.”
- MC4 Microphone Clip
The SR40V has the condenser sound without the harshness of most other handheld condenser vocal mics. It is a very smooth, sweet sounding microphone.
The benefit to me is that I can make it sound any way I want, depending on the application. Because of the super fast rise time of the small diaphragm, I can add and subtract EQ without it ever sounding ‘tubby or flabby.’ Its natural presence and tightness is quite unique.
In the back row, the sibilance was present and the consonants were clear, yet there was no hint of feedback.
The SR40V delivers an elegant, warmly realistic, complex and finely detailed vocal sound.
The SR40V is so transparent it lets the engineer enhance the channel EQ to suit the vocalist without having to ‘undo’ any mic-specific characteristics that don’t work in a situation.
This is as close to a technically perfect live vocal mic as you’re likely to get.
I can pretty much say without any doubt that I have not heard a handheld condenser sound this good in my life.