Earthworks QTC40

Small-diaphragm Omnidirectional Time Coherent Microphone
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Earthworks QTC40
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"The Quiet Omni!"

Capture "true" sound at Sweetwater! The QTC40 microphone provides a true and accurate representation of sonic events as they happen in the air.This means you get the REAL sound, the sound that's really there. Naturally, the QTC40 mics are whisper quiet, enabling you to mic even the most subtle vocal or choir passage with no noise! You get the super-flat frequency response of the TC Series combined with a noise floor that's under this world (get it)! If what you crave is tonal purity and low noise, the QTC40 is THE mic of choice!

  • Quiet TC
  • +/-1dB from 9Hz to 40kHz
  • Omni directional
  • Max SPL is 140dB
  • Quiet TC
  • Requires +48V phantom power

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

QTC40 User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Omni
Frequency Response 9Hz-40kHz
Max SPL 140dB
Output Impedance 65 ohms
Self Noise 20dB (A weighted)
Connector XLR
Weight 0.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number QTC40

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Sweetwater Advice

Jeff Barnett

My first day working in a classical recording studio, the head engineer was showing me the mic collection. "When you want to record something exactly the way it really sounds, use these," he said, handing me an engraved cherry box. "Use them on everything." Inside, was a pair of Earthworks QTC1's (now re-named the QTC40's). He was right. Those mics were the real workhorses of that studio. We used them on just about everything. Since then, I've learned to love their transparency in all genres of music, not just classical. These are truly one of the gems any mic collection. Every engineer should have at least one Earthworks mic in their arsenal!
See also: Condenser Mics, Earthworks, Earthworks Condenser Microphones, Earthworks Condenser Microphones