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      Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone (271012)
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Looks, acts, and sounds like a condenser without the added hassles.

The Heil Sound PR40 is a full-range dynamic microphone designed with the ability to reproduce frequencies as low as 28Hz, ideal for live sound, recording, and broadcast applications. The unique, copper-wound voice coil uses a mixed metallic magnet structure that creates a magnetic field 10 times stronger than most mics. Coupled with a large 1-1/2", low-mass, quilted aluminum diaphragm, this makes for tremendous low-frequency response and low distortion throughout the PR40 mic's wide frequency range. A unique dual pop screen design ensures that breath blasts never hit the diaphragm directly.

Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone Features:

  • Large 1-1/2" aluminum diaphragm
    Wide frequency response, down to 28Hz
    End fire, cardioid pattern
    Low handling noise
    Natural articulation


Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone Specifications:

  • Generating element: Copper-wound dynamic with neodymium magnet structure
    Body: Steel body with zinc die-cast bottom ring
    Frequency response: 28Hz to 18kHz
    Impedance: 600 ohms balanced
    Output level: -53.9dB @ 1,000 Hz.
    Polar pattern: End fire, cardioid, uniform front to back discrimination
    Diaphragm: Large diameter low-mass aluminum
    Finish: Anodized champagne matte
    Net weight: 1 lb.


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  • Truly Innovative Mic

    As reviewed by Dave on 4/14/2008

    I'd been wanting to try Heil mics for some time now, and finally got the chance (or excuse, rather) to buy a PR40. To be perfectly honest, it took some getting used to this mic; its response is flat throughout the majority of the audio spectrum, with a boost in the 3K range. This meant that for the first time, I was hearing how instruments actually sounded, and it caught me off guard. Kick drums are rich and full, with boom and click; bass guitar is clear, clean, precisely what comes out of your amp. My favorite is on acoustic guitars; it made my beat up Washburn sound like a Taylor. None of the harshness of an SM57. Great signal rejection at the null points, although it is very sensitive directly behind the mic; seems to be between cardioid and hypercardioid. Built like a tank, nice carrying case. Includes mic clip, shockmount will cost you. Overall well worth the price.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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  • Heil PR40 microphone - a must have for bass

    As reviewed by Kevin on 9/30/2009

    I purchased the Heil PR40 microphone for tracking Bass Amp (was previously using SM57 & various large & small condenser mics). The PR40 is amazing!!! My bass amp in the studio is reproduced in my DAW monitors perfectly -- clear and distinctive without mud, even in the low registers, lots of pleasant air on top. Recorded amp clean, slightly overdriven (fingers & pick), and funky slap bass. It's wonderful to record at higher amp levels at the sweet spot as the Heil PR40 is a dynamic mic that takes high SPL. In short, the Heil PR40 mic captures bass the way you hear it. Hard to believe it's a dynamic mic creating this sound. I have read many reviews stating that the PR40 mic is a new classic for bass drum and voice(I haven't tried that), but I know I have found my dream microphone for tracking Bass amp with the Heil PR40.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • It's a beauty!!

    As reviewed by Dave Mason on 1/29/2008

    I was referred to this mic by a co-worker and was lucky enough to do a comparison test at GC. I was blown away with this mic even without any voice processing. It's noise rejection is unbelievable, meaning a minimal amount of soundproofing is needed. It's an awesome mic for the value.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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