Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone


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  • 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.


    • Substantially flat frequency response from 30 to 15,000 Hz
    • Extremely low non-linear distortion
    • Exceptionally low hum pickup
    • Bi DIrectional (figure of eight) polar pattern
    • Accurate pickup pattern shape in both horizontal and vertical planes
    • Excellent transient response
    • Natural clear balanced response to sound signal
  • Type Pressure gradient transducer ribbon
    Ribbon Low mass clamped ribbon to control transient response
    Polar Pattern Bi directional (figure of 8)
    Magnetic Fields By use of hum neutralizing 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
    Impedance 300 ohms
    Sensitivity -65 dB WRT IV/PA
    Distortion < 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 Heavy gauge perforated brass backed by finely wovn monel mesh.
    Rotating hinge connection allows microphone to to tilt through 90 degrees and turned in any direction when either suspended or free standing.
    Dimensions 7 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 2 3/8" (197 x 83 x 61 mm)
    Weight 2 lb 6 oz (1.08 kg)
    Finish Black stove enamel textured paint
    Packaging Foam lined rigid plastic carrying case with 4069 jack plug and soft cloth protective bag
    Accessories 4070 floor stand plug adaptor
    4071 mic stand adaptor with XLR
    4069 to XLR
    Soft cloth protective bag
    Foam lined rigid plastic carrying case
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