The Heil PR 40 microphone boasts the widest frequency range of any dynamic mic in the Heil PR series. The PR 40 incorporates Heil’s sage-like understanding of phasing plug placement, along with the use of a very large (1"), low mass diaphragm, and custom magnet metals housed in a specially designed microphone body.
The PR 40 diaphragm is shock mounted such that it is completely de-coupled from the anodized Champagne matte-finished steel body. In addition to dual mesh screens, each made with different diameter screen apertures, there is an internal breath blast filter on the diaphragm element itself, providing superb response for the human voice across the entire vocal range, without “popping” noises. In fact, the PR 40 will provide flawless, smooth, flat response from 28 Hz all the way up to the 18k Hz, making this a great microphone for everything from vocals, to bass drums and tom drums, to guitar and bass cabinet mic’ing and more.
In short, the PR 40 is known by professionals as the “thoroughbred work-horse” of professional sound recording and reinforcement.
The PR 40 is available in champagne, gold plate, or chrome plate. With all PR 40 models you get an adjustable cast metal microphone holder in a padded Leatherette bag with molded foam insert.
Heil Sound, Ltd. warrants all microphones to the original purchaser for a period of three years (parts) and ninety days (labor) from the date of purchase.
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3 pin XLR
28 Hz - 18 kHz
Rear Rejection @ 180 degrees off axis
600 ohms balanced
-53.9 dB @ 1 kHz
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Emusician Magazine (Review) - "The PR 40 captured the sounds of drums, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, electric bass, and vocals with flying colors and sounded particularly good in the low end when used on a kick drum."
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Seth Stevenson Program Director, WMTC - Mountain Gospel Radio (Review) - "We have been using the PR 40s in our live and production studios Today, a crew was using air hammers to drill into our concrete building. Of course it was quite noisy. The PR 40 did wonders rejecting all that background noise. It hardly picked up a ripple on the screen."
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Lippo and BigJD (Broadcaster) - "We both use the Heil PR40. Something important for us as broadcasters or "podcasters" is low frequency response. That's why BigJD & Lippo use Heil PR40's. Aside from a great overall response the bottom cuts through perfectly. We no longer require the condenser mics we used in the past. Heil technology has changed that for us. And if Art Bell uses your PR40 there has to be a reason...... ;-)"
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Front End Audio (Review) - "You can get a good low end response out of a voice..."
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Art Bell (Broadcaster) - "The PR40 is THE BEST mike I have ever used."
Radioworld (Review) - "While the PR40 is a great voice mic, it is equally at home with musical instruments, amplifiers and even kick drums. The PR40 was taped to the side of military cannons for the soundtrack of the movie "Letters from Iwo Jima," which won an Oscar for its sou"
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