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High Definition Vocal Performance Microphone
Earthworks announces the SR40V 03/02/11
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Here's Earthworks' press release...
Earthworks, Inc., the world's only manufacturer of High Definition Microphones™ for recording, live sound, and test/measurement applications, proudly introduces the SR40V High Definition™ Vocal Microphone. Featuring revolutionary circuitry for exemplary sonic performance and build quality that is the envy of the industry, the new SR40V gives new definition to the assumptions and expectations associated with vocal microphones.
Featuring a 9 mm back electret condenser-type transducer with a diaphragm measuring 5 microns, the new Earthworks SR40V is an engineering marvel that provides the fastest transient response of any vocal microphone on the market. Combined with a textbook perfect Hyper Cardioid polar pattern, this exceptional new microphone delivers superior sounding, natural on- and off-axis performance compared to any microphone previously available. With a frequency range spanning from 80 Hz – 40 kHz, the SR40V is the world's first High Definition condenser vocal microphone. The end result is a natural clarity of sound with greater presence and depth than is customarily associated with vocal microphones.
Earthworks prides itself on delivering sound quality as close as physically possible to the original live source. Capturing this True Live Sound™ (TLS) is precisely what differentiates an Earthworks microphone from the competition. The SR40V's patented technology provides extreme accuracy in the time domain, which is essential for harmonics to be reproduced faithfully and not be smeared or distorted. The new SR40V achieves the re-creation of the True Live Sound with its revolutionary circuitry by combining flat, extended frequency response with lightning fast impulse response. This circuitry is handcrafted to match each capsule for optimum performance and is precisely what makes the SR40V--and all Earthworks High Definition microphones--so unique.
With a self-noise rating of just 22 dB SPL (A weighted), a sensitivity rating of 10 mV/Pa (-40 dBV/Pa), and a Peak Acoustic Output rating of 145 dB SPL, the new SR40V combines extremely low handling noise with robust performance and output capability that enables vocal performers to have the natural sounding, up-front presence they've always wanted.
The SR40V's build quality is every bit as impressive as its performance attributes. Each microphone is handmade in the USA and features a rugged stainless steel body that feels great in the hand--thanks in no small part to its unique blend of balance and precision machining. From end to end, the SR40V delivers industry leading reliability that is second to none.
Bill Norton, Earthworks' COO, commented on the company's new SR40V High Definition Vocal Microphone. "We are extremely proud of this new mic," states Norton. "Earthworks' dedication to producing what we call True Live Sound has long been a hallmark that defines our entire product line. For quite some time now, music and audio professionals have asked us for a vocal microphone with these characteristics and the SR40V is the result of that endeavor. Everything about this microphone--from its accuracy of sound and the way it feels in the hand to its refined build quality--unite to form a world-class experience that better enables vocalists to showcase their talents in an entirely new light." Pricing and Availability:
The new Earthworks SR40V High Definition Vocal Microphone is expected to be available Q1, 2011. Pricing has not yet been determined.