Image of the Earthworksâ€™ SR40V High Definition Vocal Performance Microphone.
Milford, NH â€“ February 2011 â€¦ Earthworks, Inc., the worldâ€™s only manufacturer of High Definition Microphonesâ„¢ for recording, live sound, and test/measurement applications, proudly introduces the SR40V High Definitionâ„¢ Vocal Microphone. Featuring revolutionary circuitry for exemplary sonic performance and build quality that is the envy of the industry, the new SR40V gives new definition to the assumptions and expectations associated with vocal microphones.
Featuring a 9 mm back electret condenser-type transducer with a diaphragm measuring 5 microns, the new Earthworks SR40V is an engineering marvel that provides the fastest transient response of any vocal microphone on the market. Combined with a textbook perfect Hyper Cardioid polar pattern, this exceptional new microphone delivers superior sounding, natural on- and off-axis performance compared to any microphone previously available. With a frequency range spanning from 80 Hz â€“ 40 kHz, the SR40V is the worldâ€™s first High Definition condenser vocal microphone. The end result is a natural clarity of sound with greater presence and depth than is customarily associated with vocal microphones.
Earthworks prides itself on delivering sound quality as close as physically possible to the original live source. Capturing this True Live Soundâ„¢ (TLS) is precisely what differentiates an Earthworks microphone from the competition. The SR40V's patented technology provides extreme accuracy in the time domain, which is essential for harmonics to be reproduced faithfully and not be smeared or distorted. The new SR40V achieves the re-creation of the True Live Sound with its revolutionary circuitry by combining flat, extended frequency response with lightning fast impulse response. This circuitry is handcrafted to match each capsule for optimum performance and is precisely what makes the SR40Vâ€”and all Earthworks High Definition microphonesâ€”so unique.
With a self-noise rating of just 22 dB SPL (A weighted), a sensitivity rating of 10 mV/Pa (-40 dBV/Pa), and a Peak Acoustic Output rating of 145 dB SPL, the new SR40V combines extremely low handling noise with robust performance and output capability that enables vocal performers to have the natural sounding, up-front presence theyâ€™ve always wanted.
The SR40Vâ€™s build quality is every bit as impressive as its performance attributes. Each microphone is handmade in the USA and features a rugged stainless steel body that feels great in the handâ€”thanks in no small part to its unique blend of balance and precision machining. From end to end, the SR40V delivers industry leading reliability that is second to none.
Bill Norton, Earthworksâ€™ COO, commented on the companyâ€™s new SR40V High Definition Vocal Microphone. â€œWe are extremely proud of this new mic,â€? states Norton. â€œEarthworksâ€™ dedication to producing what we call True Live Sound has long been a hallmark that defines our entire product line. For quite some time now, music and audio professionals have asked us for a vocal microphone with these characteristics and the SR40V is the result of that endeavor. Everything about this microphoneâ€”from its accuracy of sound and the way it feels in the hand to its refined build qualityâ€”unite to form a world-class experience that better enables vocalists to showcase their talents in an entirely new light.â€?
The new Earthworks SR40V High Definition Vocal Microphone is expected to be available Q1, 2011. Pricing has not yet been determined.
About Earthworks, Inc.
Earthworks is a New Hampshire, U.S.A. based manufacturer of High Definition Microphones that is dedicated to quality and sonic excellence. Each Earthworks product is handmade with great care, meticulous attention to detail, and a strong emphasis on quality. Earthworks prides itself in making only the very best in professional audio equipment intended for mission critical sound applications. For additional information, visit the company online at www.earthworksaudio.com.