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The 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is of British Broadcasting design (BBC) and used for broadcasting and recording sounds where a clear smooth wide range frequency response, absent of transient distortion and relatively high sensitivity is essential.

The frequency response of the 4038 is exceptionally flat from 30 to 15,000 c/s and throughout this range the shape of the bi-directional (figure of eight) polar response is maintained substantially constant both in the horizontal and vertical planes, giving a natural smooth sonic quality textured response to sound signal being picked up.

Studio microphones have now achieved a remarkable fidelity of reproduction. If the microphone is not close to perfection, there is no point in having expensive systems to take the sound the rest of the way to the audience's ears.


• Substantially flat frequency response from 30 to 15,000 c/s
• Extremely low (non-linear) distortion
• Exceptionally low hum pick-up
• Rotating hinge connection allows microphone to tilt through 90 degrees and turn in any direction when either suspended or free standing


Model: 4038 High fidelity
Type: Pressure gradient transducer ribbon microphone
Ribbon: Low mass damped ribbon to control transient response
Polar Response: Bi-directional
Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 15,000 Hz
Impedance: 300 ohm
Sensitivity: -65 dB wrt IV/Pa.
Distortion: < 1% at 125 dB SPL
Connection: 4069 3-pin jack plug
Body Housing: Heavy gauge perforated brass backed by finely woven monel mesh
Finish: Black stove enamel textured paint
Dimensions: 197 x 83 x 61mm (7.25" x 3.25" x 2.375")
Weight: 1.08 kg (2.38 lbs)

Included in the Box

- 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone
- 4069 Jack Plug
- Soft cloth protective bag
- Foam lined rigid plastic carrying case
- 4072 Mic to stand adaptor

Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone Bundle with 4072 Stand Adapter

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