QTC50

50kHz omni microphone for quiet sources

Where to Buy

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.

  • Captures sounds with incredible precision
  • With a frequency response to 50kHz and excellent impulse response
  • 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

QTC50 50kHz omnidirectional microphone for quiet sources

QTC50mp 50kHz omnidirectional microphone for quiet sources – matched pair

Frequency Response: 3Hz to 50kHz ±1.5dB

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)

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

Weight: .5 lb. (225g)

Acoustic Guitar
Brass Instruments
Drum Overhead
Foley Recording
Percussion
Piano
Room/Ambient
String Instruments
Vocals
“My favorite use was on drum overheads. On cymbals they capture the harmonic nuances of the splashing metal very honestly thanks to their 50 kHz range.”
QTC50 on Acoustic Guitar   |   wav

QTC50 as Drum Overheads   |   wav

MC1 Standard microphone clip for all QTC Series microphones
MC2 Shock mount microphone clip for all QTC Series microphones
LP1530 LevelPad – switchable -15 or -30dB
OMW1 Foam teardrop windscreen for all QTC Series microphones
OMW2 100 mile per hour foam windscreen for all QTC Series microphones
OMW3 Standard foam windscreen for all QTC Series microphones
ECB1 Cherry wood box for 2 microphones (QTC40, QTC50)
EWB2 Wood box for 1 microphone (QTC40, QTC50)

Other QTC Series Models

QTC30 30kHz multi-purpose omni for quiet sources Go
QTC40 40kHz multi-purpose omni for quiet sources Go