SR40V

40kHz Hypercardioid Vocal Microphone

Handheld vocal microphone that delivers a natural clarity of sound with unmatched presence and depth for vocals

  • 50Hz – 40kHz flat frequency response

  • Hypercardioid polar pattern

  • Handles up to 145dB SPL without distortion

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  • Frequency range spanning from 50Hz – 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

Frequency Response: 50Hz-40kHz +/- 1.5dB at 12 inches

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)

  • Vocals

“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.” 

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  • SR40V-C Touring Case

SR40V Manual

SR40V Data Sheet

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Recording

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“This is an easy one; the SR40V really sounds nice and natural—I can pretty much say without any doubt that I have not heard a handheld condenser sound this good in my life.”

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Front of House

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“I found myself marveling at the amazing depth, clarity and nuance I heard through the PA. If sound check was an eye-opener, the show was statement. The SR40V delivers an elegant, warmly realistic, complex and finely detailed vocal sound.”

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M Music & Musicians

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“Equally well-matched for male and female voices across a range of styles, this is one of the best vocal mics we’ve come across.”

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Church Production Magazine

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“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.”

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ProAudioReview

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“The SR40V has the inherent quality and smooth top-end extension of a “studio” mic but one that is, by design, quite useful when placed a little closer to sources, taking advantage of some proximity effect just as is often done in live sound reinforcement.”

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Sound on Sound

“The SR40V came over with a good balance of highs and lows, sounding very natural and transparent. I’d certainly have no qualms using it for a studio session, and because the mic doesn’t have specific character engineered in, it should suit a wide range of vocal styles and voice types.”

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ProSoundNews Europe

“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.”

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ProSoundWeb

“The attention to design and manufacturing details makes this a superior microphone, and in the tests it lived up to its ambitious specifications.”
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The SR40V has the condenser sound without the harshness of most other handheld condenser vocal mics. It is a very smooth, sweet sounding microphone.

Ken Freeman, Front of House Engineer

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.

Angus Davidson, Front of House Engineer

In the back row, the sibilance was present and the consonants were clear, yet there was no hint of feedback.

Gary Parks, Church Production Magazine

The SR40V delivers an elegant, warmly realistic, complex and finely detailed vocal sound.

David Morgan, Front of House Magazine

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.

Rob Tavaglione, Pro Sound News Europe

This is as close to a technically perfect live vocal mic as you’re likely to get.

Paul White, Sound on Sound

I can pretty much say without any doubt that I have not heard a handheld condenser sound this good in my life.

Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording