Earthworks SR40V is a handheld, hypercardioid condenser vocal mic with a flat 50Hz-40kHz frequency response and near-perfect polar pickup that delivers a natural clarity of sound with amazing presence and depth for vocals
There are vocal mics and then there’s the Earthworks SR40V, which offers a no-compromise studio sound for onstage vocal performance. A large part of the SR40V’s charm, and subsequently its ability to reproduce vocals with impressive clarity, presence, and depth is its 50Hz to 40kHz flat frequency response. Earthworks founder David Blackmer recognized the need for high-definition mics that performed beyond the audible range, which is where the unique harmonic characteristics of timbre live. (Add an inaudible 24kHz sine wave to a 12kHz sine wave and you have a square wave, which anyone can hear). A linear, ultra-wide bandwidth also provides a greater sense of reality due to improved phase coherency in the audible spectrum. Built to be roadworthy, the SR40V has a lightning fast transient response for intelligibility, a tight hypercardioid pickup pattern for high gain before feedback, and zero-distortion 145dB SPL handling to accommodate singers with the widest dynamic range.
Earthworks SR40V vocal mic in one take:
- Frequency range spanning 50Hz to 40kHz, handles up to 145dB SPL without distortion
- 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
Near-perfect polar response
David Blackmer invented technology that provides microphones with a text-book polar response. When you look at a polar pattern of an Earthworks microphone, the low, mid, and high frequencies from center to sides all show very little attenuation. This means that the polar response of an Earthworks microphone at 90 degrees off-axis is very close to its on-axis response. Such a consistent polar response results in less phase problems at the sides of the microphone and less phase cancellation when using multiple mics in a peer array.
At the same time, Earthworks’ polar technology also provides rear rejection of 32dB, with the added advantage of more gain before feedback in live sound. In essence, the SR40V behaves like an omni mic up to 90 degrees off axis, and the null side of a figure 8 mic at the rear. Capable of handling sound pressure levels of up to 145dB without distortion combined with super-fast transient response, the SR40V can handle any vocalist, from pop whisperers to thrash metal screamers.
Circuitry individually matched to each capsule
Featuring Blackmer’s innovative designs, the circuitry of each SR40V is hand-tested and individually matched to each capsule for flawless sonic performance. And on a related note, The SR40V vocal microphone has a well-balanced body that’s easy to hold in addition to an attractive wire-mesh windscreen.
For vocals that jump out of a PA, the Earthworks SR40V is world-class handheld vocal microphone that brings an amazing depth, clarity, and nuance to live performance. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro Sales Consultant today.
Earthworks SR40V specifications:
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-40kHz
- Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
- Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dBV/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)
Earthworks SR40V included accessories
- MC4 Microphone Clip
- SR40V-C Touring Case