Earthworks SR40

Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with 30Hz-40kHz Frequency Response, High SPL Handling, and Cardioid Pickup Pattern
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Earthworks SR40
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Incredibly Accurate Mic in the Studio and onstage!

When you demand uncompromising microphone performance, you need an Earthworks mic. You'll love what the Earthworks SR40 high-definition cardioid mic does for your recordings and live performances. Its 30Hz-40kHz frequency response means you're capturing a far wider range than most mics can touch. The result? Better depth and a truer sound that includes more high-frequency overtone content. You'll also appreciate how well the SR40's true cardioid pickup pattern rejects outside sources, and how it gives you impressive gain before feedback. Imagine — an incredibly accurate mic that's amazing in the studio and onstage. That's what you get, with the SR40!

Earthworks SR40 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features at a Glance:
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Wide 30Hz-40kHz frequency response
  • Impressive gain before feedback
  • Excellent rejection of outside sounds
  • Extremely fast impulse response and short diaphragm settling time
  • High SPL handling
  • Black finish
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Don't compromise; use the amazing Earthworks SR40 in the studio or onstage!

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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

SR40 Spec Sheet
SR40 User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 30Hz-40kHz
Max SPL 139dB
Output Impedance 65 ohms
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Connector XLR
Weight 0.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SR40

Customer Reviews

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One Amazing Mic-no other mic on the market does what this one does.

I have to say that I have used just about every mic out there for live sound from Neumann to Sennheiser to DPA. This mic is simply the most versatile and stunning sounding I've ever used. You can get incredible gain and the pattern is so exact it will pick up off axis sound just as clear as on-axis. Crystal clear pin-drop nuances with an omni like pick-up almost 3D sounding, no joke. I have tried this baby on every just about instrument from trumpet, sax, flute, and acoustic guitar (scary good) as well as voice which by the way is amazing (selling my KMS105 to buy another SR40). This is the first mic I've used on my Presonus Studio Live mixer that I do not have to add any EQ. I mean none..completely flat! Add just a touch of compression and I'm in heaven. What goes in comes out untouched without coloration. It can handle extreme soft instruments as well as the screamers like a Fadis Schilke trumpet. If you can fit the bill get one of these. It is actually not as expensive as the DPA line. I was able to do away with two mics and use one of these instead since the pickup is so incredible (recently recorded a broadway singer and an acoustic guitarist with just one SR40) This thing picks up details that no other mic does. By the way you can record a whole drum kit with just one mic!! Breathtaking results.
Music background: Band & Orchestra Director, Live Sound Mixing and Mastering
See also: Condenser Mics, Earthworks, Earthworks Condenser Microphones