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Coles Microphones 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone (Single Microphone)

BH #CO4038 • MFR #4038
Coles Microphones
Coles Microphones 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone (Single Microphone)
Key Features
  • For Studio, Live, Broadcast Applications
  • Figure-8 Polar pattern
  • Extended Frequency Response
  • High Sensitivity and SPL Handling
The 4038 from Coles is a studio ribbon microphone that was originally developed by the BBC as a broadcast microphone. Recognized for its wide, flat frequency response and high sensitivity, the 4038 quickly became a valuable tool in the recording studio as well as broadcast applications. The pressure gradient ribbon transducer is capable of withstanding high sound pressure levels without distortion, and the bidirectional (figure 8) polar pattern provides a uniform pickup response at either side of the diaphragm. The bidirectional pattern proves valuable when capturing multiple singers, musical instruments, ambiance capturing, and more. The smooth, rich sonic detail of the 4038 has made the microphone a classic among some of the recording industries most celebrated engineers.
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Coles Microphones 4038 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Pressure Gradient Ribbon Transducer
  • 3Flat Frequency Response
  • 4Bidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 5Low Hum and Noise Floor

The 4038 from Coles is a studio ribbon microphone that was originally developed by the BBC as a broadcast microphone. Recognized for its wide, flat frequency response and high sensitivity, the 4038 quickly became a valuable tool in the recording studio as well as broadcast applications. The pressure gradient ribbon transducer is capable of withstanding high sound pressure levels without distortion, and the bidirectional (figure 8) polar pattern provides a uniform pickup response at either side of the diaphragm. The bidirectional pattern proves valuable when capturing multiple singers, musical instruments, ambiance capturing, and more. The smooth, rich sonic detail of the 4038 has made the microphone a classic among some of the recording industries most celebrated engineers.

Pressure Gradient Ribbon Transducer

High sensitivity and SPL handling are just some of the attributes associated with ribbon transducers, the 4038 is hailed for its overall sonic performance.

Flat Frequency Response

The flat and wide frequency response of 30 Hz to 15 kHz results in rich, transparent audio reproduction while eliminating low-frequency noise.

Bidirectional Polar Pattern

The bidirectional (figure 8) polar pattern provides an even pickup response at both sides of the diaphragm.

Low Hum and Noise Floor

The tailored frequency response and hum eliminating electronics result in an output stage that provides high audio gain levels and low noise floor.

Coles Microphones 4038 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Broadcast
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Overhead, Horns, Brass, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Orchestra, Room Ambiance
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleRibbon
Polar PatternFigure-8
OrientationSide Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
Performance
Frequency Range30 Hz to 15 kHz
Impedance300 Ohms
Sensitivity-65 dB
THD< 1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
ColorBlack
Included CaseHard Case
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialBrass
DimensionsH: 3.3 x W: 2.4 x L: 7.8" / H: 83 x W: 61 x L: 197 mm
Weight2.38 lb / 1.08 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 7.6 x 3.4"

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