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Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Front-Address Studio Microphone (Champagne)

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Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Front-Address Studio Microphone (Champagne)
Key Features
  • Large Dynamic Element
  • Broadcast-Style, Front-Address Mic
  • Steel Housing
  • Internal Sorbothane Shockmount
The PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone in champagne 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.
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Heil Sound PR 40 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Professional Sound
  • 3Wide Dynamic Range
  • 4Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • 5Specialized Screen System
  • 6Internal Shockmount
  • 7Heavily Shielded
  • 8Assembled in the USA

The PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone in champagne 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.

This front-address 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 shockmount 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 Shockmount
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 humbucking 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: 810100410322

Heil Sound PR 40 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Broadcast
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Dynamic
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm (Dynamic)
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
High-Pass FilterYes
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range28 Hz to 18 kHz
Maximum SPL148 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection40 dB at 180° (1 Capsule)
Impedance600 Ohms
Sensitivity-53.9 dB at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Physical
ColorGray
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Included CaseSoft Case
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialSteel
Weight13.5 oz / 382.73 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.65 x 7.05 x 3.85"

Heil Sound PR 40 Reviews

Perfect for Podcasting!

By Jesse
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

I love this mic for podcast use. It captures very little background noise. Great clarity, solid bass, it is a must have.

Superb for voiceovers and communications. Versatile mic.

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-06

I love this mic for voiceovers and podcast use. I use the optional foam cover as well. It has a rich sound that's resistant to plosive capture and being dynamic it captures very little background noise. The end-fire pattern also makes it great in a multi-mic environment such as a radio studio or podcast with guests in the room. You can get by with minimal room treatments. I find that all I really need to edit out after a VO recording is breaths between captured phrases. Highly recommend.

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By Fuad
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-26

it has been sold to customer with good satisfaction.

Podcaster's Dream Mic

By Garry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-25

This mic is everything I read and researched. The quality of sound is second to none. AWESOME! Worth every penny of the price!

Great Mic!

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-09-30

Great broadcast mic. Great sound, solid build and good looking. We liked it so much we bought a second. The more we expand, the more of these we'll end up getting.

For podcasting, it's phenomenal

By theoverwhelmedbrain
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-09-02

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.

VO Work on Instructional Videos

By Emmett B
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-17

I primarily use this mic for VO on company instructional videos. It has a generally flat response curve, making it ideal for adjusting your sound through an EQ. I also like its built-in shock isolation and pop filter. So I attach it directly to the mic arm using the provided hardware without anything extra. The accessory windscreen is relatively dense, so it being on or off does significantly affect the higher end. I'd say the PR40 a strong cardioid pickup pattern that requires the end of the mic to be pointed at the sound source (e.g. your mouth). Off-axis rejection is very good. Like all dynamics, the PR40's output will require a significant amount of preamp for voice work--around 60 dB in my case. I'm feeding a Universal Audio Apollo Twin that has a maximum 65 dB of preamp. So instead of turning it to 60 dB, I use a Triton FetHead between this mic and the Apollo. The FetHead is a class-A amplifier, and noise-free to my ears. This also means the Apollo pre is operating at a leisurely 30 dB of gain instead of 60 dB. The FetHead does require phantom power from your interface or mixer. Triton FetHead: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1245015-REG/triton_audio_fethead_in_line_microphone_preamp.html

Amazed!!

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-11

I've heard many high praises for the PR 40, but never paid much attention. Then, finally, I had the need for a better mic, and I started looking around at all the microphones out there and I saw the PR 40. I thought I'd take a chance and buy it without being able to try it first (due to everything being closed because of COVID-19). What the heck, why not? I was blown away! What a difference it makes! I paired it with an XLR to USB interface so I could connect it to a computer. Now I sound like a million bucks! Use one and you won't want to use ANYTHING else.

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