The Coles 4040 gives you a bold look, greater output, and a wider frequency response and perfect compliment to any microphone locker.
The Coles 4040 is first ribbon microphone that Coles have developed using the very latest magnet technology. The frequency response of the Coles 4038 is exceptionally flat from 30 to 15,000 c/s but where the 4038 starts to drop off, the 4040 carries on past 20,000 c/s and throughout this range, like the 4038, 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. There is also no discernible stray magnetic field, making it very easy to mount head to head in a "Blumlein" (crossed figure-of-eights) stereo configuration.
The Coles 4040 comes complete with internal shockmount that can be secured for transit, an adjustable, universal stand mount and a hard case for storage.
The Coles 4040 is a workhorse studio ribbon microphone. The Coles 4040 retains some essential features of the iconic Coles 4038 with some added enhancement in performance, cosmetics and physical construction. The Coles 4040 gives you a bit of extra lift in the top end to where the the 4038 drops off at 15k. You will definitely find you can utilize the Coles 4040 on a nice variety of both vocal and instrument miking applications.
Ribbon: Low mass damped ribbon to control transient response
Polar Response: Bi-directional
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 ohm
Sensitivity: -65 dB W.R.T. IV/Pa
Distortion: Less than 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: Made of heavy gauge perforated brass backed by finely woven Monel mesh. Rotating hinge connection allows microphone to tilt through 90° and turned in any direction when either suspended or free standing