WL40V

40kHz wireless vocal microphone capsule

Street Price $799

Engineered to deliver studio quality performance to the wireless world, the hand-tuned WL40V features fast impulse response, wide frequency response and high SPL handling. It excels at distance capture, making it ideal for broadcast, corporate, and live performance applications.

Its near-perfect hypercardioid polar response and 30Hz-40kHz extended flat frequency response translate to a natural on and off-axis performance coupled with benchmark levels of sonic clarity and presence. The capsule’s ultra-fast impulse response delivers a highly accurate reproduction of the nuanced details of vocals.

Interchangeable with any screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3mm/pitch 1.0mm threading, the electret-based WL40V works with transmitters from Lectrosonics®, Line 6®, Shure® and Sony®. Its circuitry has been specifically hardened for use with 2.4GHz wireless systems, which frequently exhibit noise with electret-based capsules, making it an ideal replacement capsule for those systems.

  • Frequency range spanning from 30Hz – 40kHz
  • Hand-tuned and tested
  • Interchangeable with any screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 1.25″/28 thread pitch (31.3mm/pitch 1.0mm threading)
  • Delivers detailed and realistic vocal sound that requires little to no EQ
  • Natural on and off-axis performance
  • Benchmark levels of clarity and detail
  • Hardened against 500MHz and 2.4GHz
  • More gain before feedback
  • Excels at distance capture
Frequency Response: 30Hz-40kHz

Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid

Sensitivity: 3mV/Pa

Power Requirements: 3V @ 1.15mA to 12V @ 4.27mA using second & outer ring on 3-ring concentric connector

Max Acoustic Input: 135dB SPL at 5V

Output Impedance: 300Ω, unbalanced (center & outer ring)

Noise: 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)

Threads: 1.25″/28 thread pitch (31.3mm/pitch 1mm threading)

Dimensions L x D: 3.7 in. (93.98mm) 1.93 in. (49mm) max diameter & 1.46 in. (37mm) min. diameter

Weight: .2 lbs (90g)

The Earthworks WL40V Wireless Capsule is compatible with the following wireless systems:

Lectrosonics: HH
Line 6: XD-V55, XD-V75
Shure: LX2, PGX2, SLX2, T2, U2, UC2, ULX2, UR2, UT2
Sony: DWM-02, ZTX-M01

“The attention to design and manufacturing details makes this a superior microphone, and in the tests it lived up to its ambitious specifications.”

Garbage Touring with Earthworks WL40V Wireless Capsule

“Shirley is a very dynamic singer and the WL40V responds well to her different vocal styles. One song she’ll be very intense and aggressive and the next song very soft and lush. She loves the way this microphone sounds both in her ears and on the live recordings that I’ve done on the road,” explain Divens (Garbage FOH Engineer).

Earthworks WL40V Wireless Capsule Now Shipping

The WL40V is a wireless microphone capsule head suitable for use in a variety of live sound applications. The capsule head has a three ring bulls-eye connector and is interchangeable with any of the screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3 mm / pitch 1.0 mm.

Earthworks Debuts Wireless Capsule at AES

Earthworks Microphones will debut its first ever wireless product, the WL40V Wireless Vocal Microphone Capsule, at AES this year. The wireless capsule is interchangeable with any screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3mm/pitch 1.0mm threading, such as those from Lectrosonics, Line 6 and Shure.

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