Search Microphones

Share This Page

Related Microphones

HypercardioidEarthworks Audio SR40V

Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

Earthworks calls their new SR40V “the first and only high definition vocal microphone.”

The SR40/HC hypercardioid capsule was the starting point for the SR40V, with a new rugged and larger body for handheld use.

The mic has an extended flat frequency response up to 40kHz and very fast transient response.

Each mic is hand-tuned and tested, and the circuit is matched to each capsule for optimal performance.

Pro Audio Review - 2011
Overall, I discovered that the SR40V has the inherent quality and smooth top-end extension of a “studio” mic but one that is, by design, quite useful when placed a little closer to sources, taking advantage of some proximity effect just as is often done in live sound reinforcement.

FOH Online - 2011
The SR40V mic was immediately impressive. It exhibited extremely smooth, extended frequency response, even but not pronounced proximity effect and an incredibly stable uniform hypercardioid pattern.

SR40VThe SR40V, like all Earthworks mics, is manufactured in the company’s New Hampshire factory. Pictured at right is the body for the SR40V in various stages of machining.

The SR40V ships with stand mount and rugged plastic touring case.

Permalink: Earthworks Audio SR40V

The mic was released in 2011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (10 mV/Pa; 30 - 40,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
100 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 145 dB
Self-noise: 22.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
12g (0.42oz) 184mm (7.24'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

Did we get anything wrong on this page? Please let us know!