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, coppe... Read More
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.
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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.
The Heil Sound PR 40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone is the go-to mic in my project studio. We mostly shoot and edit HDV projects, but all of them require on camera talent, VOs and music and the PR 40 is magical. My studio has very little soundproofing, and backs up to our company's warehouse, but the PR 40 somehow blocks out unwanted sound while enhancing the sounds we want to record. A solid investment for any studio.
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.
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.
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