Studio Ribbon Microphone
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Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone Details

The Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone was designed by the BBC as a broadcast recording microphone with exceptionally flat frequency response from 30 Hz to 15,000 Hz. The Coles 4038 provides a natural, smooth sonic quality and textured response to the sound signal. A 4069 XLR Connector and Rigid Mic-mount are supplied with the microphone. From distorted guitar to classic grand piano describes the widely diverse applications in which this microphone is used. Many of the leading record producers use this classic mic in any number of applications. The 4038 has become one of the primary tools of choice throughout the recording industry.

Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone Features

  • Substantially flat frequency response from 30 to 15,000 c/s
  • Extremely low (non-linear) distortion
  • Exceptionally low hum pick-up
  • Bi-directional (figure of eight) polar curve shape accurately
  • maintained in both horizontal and vertical planes
  • Excellent transient response
  • Natural clear balanced response to sound signal
  • Body shape to enhance acoustic performance
  • Clear natural high fidelity sound reproduction
  • Smooth sonic textured response

Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone Specifications

  • Ribbon: Low mass damped ribbon to control transient response
  • Polar Response: Bi-directional
  • Magnetic Fields: By use of hum neutralising wiring and magnetic shielding of the toroidal ribbon to line transformer 30 to 40 dB reduction is achieved in response to stray disturbing magnetic fields
  • Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 15,000 Hz - All microphones factory tested in free field conditions
  • Impedance: 300 ohm
  • Sensitivity: -65 dB W.R.T. IV/Pa
  • Distortion: Less than 1% at 125 dB SPL
  • Connection: By means of 4069 3 pin jack plug. Pin 1 positive - Pin 2 negative - Pin 3 screen
  • Body Housing: Made of heavy gauge perforated brass backed by finely woven monel mesh. Rotating hinge connection allows microphone to tilt through 90 and turned in any direction when either suspended or free standing
  • Dimensions: 7" (197 mm) x 3" (83 mm) x (61 mm).
  • Weight: 2 lb. 6 oz. (1.08 Kg).
  • Finish: Black stove enamel textured paint
  • Packaging: Each microphone comes in a foam lined rigid plastic carrying case with 4069 jack plug, and soft cloth protective bag, for safe keeping.

Included Accessories

  • 4069 XLR Connector
  • Rigid Mic-mount
  • Soft cloth protective bag
  • Foam lined rigid plastic carrying case

Optional Coles 4038 Accessories

  • 4071B Mic to stand adaptor with XLR
  • 4069 to XLR and Rigid Mic Mount (included)
  • 4072 Antivibration mic to stand adaptor
  • Soft cloth protective bag (included)
  • Foam lined rigid plastic carrying case (included)

What's in the Box?

Coles Microphones 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone

XLR Cable

Soft Cloth Protective Bag

Lined Rigid Plastic Carrying Case

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