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Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone

The Coles 4038 has a proven reliable performance capability, being since its introduction, used by broadcasting networks throughout the world such as the BBC.


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The 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is of British Broadcasting design (BBC) and used for broadcasting and recording such 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.

In the world of sound, the BBC has always been the leader, and is still regarded as the 'setter of standards'.

  • Pressure gradient transducer ribbon microphone    
  • Substantially flat frequency response from 30 to 15,000 c/s
  • Extremely low (non-linear) distortion
  • Exceptionally low hum pick-up
  • Bi-directional (figure of eight) polar curve shape accurately maintained in both horizontal and vertical planes
  • Excellent transient response

Get your Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone
  • 4069 Jack Plug
  • Foam lined rigid plastic carrying case
  • Soft Cloth
  • Protective Bag


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Impedance (ohms) 300 ohm
Capsule/Element Pressure gradient transducer ribbon microphone
Sensitivity -65 dB W.R.T. IV/Pa
Polar Pattern Bi-directional
Other Features Rotating hinge connection allows microphone to tilt through 90° and turned in any direction when either suspended or free standing
Model 4038
Frequency Response 30 Hz to 15,000 Hz
Distortion Less than 1% at 125 dB SPL
Dimensions 7¼" x 3¼"
Weight 2 lb. 6 oz
Connections Via 4069, 3 pin jack plug. Pin 1 positive - Pin 2 negative - Pin 3 screen
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