The Heil PR 40 represents completely new dynamic microphone technology designed for a wide range of professional applications such as sophisticated recording, live sound, and commercial broadcast. Producing the widest frequency range available in a dynamic microphone, the PR 40 outperforms most condenser microphones, and can withstand huge amounts of SPL. At the same time, it maintains the 25 year Heil Sound tradition of superbly natural voice articulation.
Since 1982, Heil Sound has been the leading manufacturer of communications microphones and has a paramount understanding of phasing. When properly applied, this knowledge creates outstanding cardioid patterns with unbelievable rear rejection that removes unwanted sounds that try to enter from the off axis rear. The pattern control of the Heil PR 40 is outstanding. This exceptional performance is achieved by using the ideal combination of materials for the large low mass diaphragm and a special mixture of neodymium, iron, and boron that gives the PR 40 the strongest magnet structure available. These features allow the microphone to achieve magnificent dynamic range. A unique screen system using two different diameter mesh screens and an internal breath blast filter allow the user to talk closely to the microphone with little worry of pops or excessive sibilance. The large diameter dynamic element is mounted in a unique shock mount atop a non-resonant fixture, decoupling the element from the massive steel body. This body and the internal hum bucking coil removes any worry of using the PR 40 near monitor screens or noisy lighting fixtures and controls. The new technology of the Heil PR 40 has redefined the dynamic microphone with superior wide frequency response, the lowest presence of noise in the industry, flawless design, and elite quality expected by an innovator and leader in the field. Welcome to the new standard.
The PR 40 is supplied with a leatherette carrying bag.
- Absolute most natural voice response for talk show hosts, voice over applications
- Large low-mass aluminum voice coil
- Properly positioned hum bucking coil and heavy steel case insure maximum shielding
- Four rear ports exhibit excellent rear rejection and minimum proximity effect
- Widest frequency response
- Best kick drum microphone ever
- Assembled and tested in Illinois
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What People Are Saying
Front End Audio (Review) - "You can get a good low end response out of a voice..."
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Mixguides Magazine (Review) - "I found the Heil to excel primarily at vocal and narration recording. There is plenty of
output level, and the top end is noticeably open and airy â€” much like a condenser
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Leo Laporte (Broadcaster) - "Nobody ever said anything nice about my voice until I started using this (PR 40)."
Russ Long (Producer) - "Here are my most common uses: PR-20: snare top Handy: snare bottom PR-30: vocals, toms, electric guitar PR-40: kick, electric guitar, bass guitar Heil mics have as much girth as any dynamic that I've encountered but they also have an wonderful sheen typically found in high-end condensers."
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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Art Bell (Broadcaster) - "The PR40 is THE BEST mike I have ever used."