Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone (Champagne)

Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone (Champagne)

Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone (Champagne)

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  • Large Dynamic Element
  • Steel Housing
  • Internal Sorbothane Shock Mount
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Ideal for Vocals and Kick Drums
  • Assembled in the USA
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Color: Champagne

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Heil Sound PR 40 overview

  • 1Description

The PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone from Heil Sound is a high-performance dynamic microphone ideal for use as a vocal mic for talk-show hosts and other voice over applications. The large dynamic element produces a smooth response with an articulate and natural midrange. The size of the diaphragm, combined with a low mass and an efficient NdFeB magnet structure, allow the microphone to achieve a wide dynamic range and capture high SPLs, making it a great kick drum mic as well.

The microphone has 4 rear ports to reject off-axis noise, resulting in a smooth, tight cardioid pickup pattern with reduced proximity effect. The steel body and internal humbucking coil shield the microphone, making it safe for use near video monitors and noisy lighting fixtures. An internal Sorbothane shock mount decouples the microphone's dynamic element from the body to reduce the effects of handling noise.

Professional Sound
The large dynamic element has a smooth frequency response with a natural and articulate midrange, making this an ideal mic for voice over applications
Wide Dynamic Range
The large size and low mass of the mic element, combined with a powerful NdFeB magnet structure, give the mic the ability to capture high SPLs while providing a wide dynamic range
Cardioid Pickup Pattern
The mic has 4 rear ports designed to reject off-axis noise, providing it with a smooth, tight cardioid pickup pattern
Specialized Screen System
The mic's screen system uses 2 different mesh screens and an internal filter to keep sibilance and plosives to a minimum
Internal Shock Mount
The internal Sorbothane mount decouples the mic element from the body, reducing the effects of handling noise
Heavily Shielded
The rugged steel body and internal hum bucking coil shield the microphone, allowing you to use it near video monitors and noisy light fixtures
Assembled in the USA
The PR 40 is assembled and tested in Illinois
UPC: 885936794014
In the Box
Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone (Champagne)
  • Padded Vinyl Carrying Case
  • Microphone Stand Clip
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Heil Sound PR 40 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 28 Hz to 18 kHz
    Maximum SPL 148 dB SPL
    Impedance 600 Ohms
    Sensitivity -53.9 dB at 1 kHz
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Weight 13.5 oz / 383 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 7.0 x 4.0"

    Heil Sound PR 40 reviews

    PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone (Champagne) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too Much Hype I tested many Microphones and currently use some Heil mics, But this Model Pr-40 is way over Hyped. It sounds ok if you like that condenser type sound. I do think it has way to much high end and not enough low end kick, this Pr-40 Cannot and will not out Outperform a EV RE20 the RE20 blows it away hands down. Also the pr40 has too much handling noise and it needs a pop filter. I would say the PR-30 by Heil was a little more tamer, a lot less high end tone to it. But even the Pr-30 Cannot Outperform the Ev RE-20. The Shure SM7B would be my number two choice on the A+list. Note: you do need a big preamp with lots of gain to drive RE20 and SM7b. All testing was done for FM broadcasting.
    Date published: 2012-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for Broadcast & Podcast Uses I use PR-40s for recording the Bloodthirsty Vegetarians podcast. In my headphones I'm listening to the conversation with my producer Rich over Skype, and we're recording our sides separately, to be edited together. He gooses the EQ slightly at about 60 Hz and 5.5 KHz and it sounds quite NPR-like. It sits well alongside the audio from his mic that he records in his studio, using a much more expensive Shure KSM-44. But for me, the big advantage to the PR-40 is that it is very good for less-than-perfect recording environments -- and most home studio rooms of the type that I can afford are anything but perfect. I've got foam and bass traps up on the walls and doors, but there is still a computer in the same room, even though it is behind a foam baffle. The condensers I've used always pick up a little more of the computer noise than I'd like. The null point behind the PR-40 gives a much deeper cut than most condensers, and it really is excellent at rejecting background sound. I keep the computer directly _behind_ the mic, a few feet away, and there's almost no noise left to remove. I wish I had bought one of these sooner and not spent so much time and money messing with condensers for this application! I have a Reflexion filter but I don't bother with it when using this mic; the mic by itself rejects computer noise better than my Oktava MK-319 did with the filter. Downsides: it's fairly large; the shock mount and pop filters available are fairly expensive, relative to the cost of the mic itself; it may not be very good for voiceover because it's _end_-address, and it's hard to read something with the mic sticking in your face. Even with the pop filter, you can get pops with this mic, although it isn't nearly as touchy as some condensers. You'll want a good preamp and a fair amount of gain; I'm giving it 60 dB of gain with an Apogee Ensemble and it sounds great.
    Date published: 2012-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed To say I'm impressed with the dynamic qualities of this microphone is an understatement. I'm mainly using it for voiceover and announcing production, and while everyone's voice is different - and the quality of your vocal recordings may vary - this is the best microphone I've ever used, hands down. For a dynamic microphone, it's sensitivity is unparalleled. At times, you'll think it's a condenser. In short, I suggest you at least give it a shot. Plug it in, and speak. Prepare to be impressed.
    Date published: 2011-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For podcasting, it's phenomenal As a podcaster, this mic is absolutely ideal. The main draw? It's designed to pull in only the sounds closest to the microphone. That way, I can keep my fan on in the background, or perhaps a motorcycle can rumble by, and the mic keeps its focus on me! I'm not an audiophile, so I can't give you specifics. All I can tell you is that it does exactly what I need, and makes me sound like a professional.
    Date published: 2013-09-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great On Kick Drum & Bass Cabs I purchased the PR40 primarily to be used on Kick Drum. I'm as happy with it as I am with my Beyer M88 and Audix D6 in terms of giving a well defined solid bottom end and clear attack that we all expect from a well recorded Kick Drum. Great on Bass cabs too. The PR40 is a professional tool and hopefully prove to be quite versatile. Can't wait to try it on other sources.
    Date published: 2012-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really SUPER mike for Hi-Fi SSB I am using this microphone with my Ham Radio transceiver. the great thing is that very low freq. response is just perfect , as high frequency and dynamic range is extremal! Best condenser only microphones can compete with this unit ,which doesn't require DC bias , like condensers.Applied with EQPlus equalizer - gives perfect results!!!
    Date published: 2010-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Mic for the $$ I wanted as good voice over mic for my video productions. I had intended to purchase a RE-20 and instead, bought the Heil PR40 on a recommendation. I couldn't be happier. This mic is a real sleeper in the voice over market. And the build quality seems excellent, giving the feel of a much more expensive mic.
    Date published: 2012-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for podcasting and other voice I use this microphone for speech recognition, podcasting, Skype, Google voice, Google hangouts, and more. It offers outstanding clarity, noise rejection, and makes my voice sound richer than some other microphones do.My other microphone is a Shure Beta58A, which is a fantastic value, offering 80% of the performance at 50% of the price, but I can hear the difference. The Heil just makes me sound better. The PR40 also looks great, and the build quality seems to be superb. As is the case with other dynamic microphones, you'll need a good preamp to get quality sound. I've seen some negative reviews from people trying to hook this microphone up straight to the computer. That's not going to sound good!Negatives: I can't think of any, but if your budget is $, I recommend the Shure Beta58A.Bottom line: Highly recommended for voice applications.
    Date published: 2012-03-01
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