Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone
2 IN STOCK
Order now for delivery to you on Mon 27th Jun 2022.
to order online today
at our Guildford Store
FREE UK Delivery
Earn 1049 Loyalty Points
Click and Collect
The 4038 is a design that has remained largely unchanged since its first appearance in 1953. Its flat frequency response and reliability cemented its reputation as a cornerstone of the ribbon microphone category.
It was designed in 1953 in conjunction with the BBC, who desired a strong, affordable and compact microphone rather than the cumbersome hardware that they were used to. The 4038 boasts a bi-directional (figure of 8) polar pattern, with an incredibly flat frequency response (30-15000Hz).
This mic is still used today by broadcasting companies due to its resilience and exceptional clarity. Still favoured by the BBC, you'll be amazed at this mic's capacity for voice and audio that requires a zero-tolerance approach to turbulence and distortion!
Here's what Coles Electroacoustics have to say about the 4038
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 4038 has a proven reliable performance capability, being since its introduction, used by broadcasting networks throughout the world such as the BBC.
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.
Download Technical Specification document here (pdf)
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'.
- Figure of 8 characteristic
- Frequency range: 30 Hz - 15 kHz
- Sensitivity: -65 dB (W.R.T. IV / Pa)
- Max. SPL: 125 dB
- Output impedance: 300 Ohm
- Dimensions: 197 x 83 x 61 mm
- Weight: 1.08 kg
- Optional stand mounts (4071B or 4072) are not included!
- Trade Doubler Group ID
Earn loyalty points whenever you shop at Andertons. Points can be earned and used online, in store or over the phone: earn and use points however you choose to shop! No need to sign up - points are added automatically when you make a purchase! The more you shop, the more you save, so start earning points now!
What are points worth?
One point is worth a 1p discount, and there's no limit on the number of points used per purchase! For example, if you have 1000 points, you can redeem them for a £10 discount on any purchase.
How many points will I earn when I shop?
We display the number of points available for a product on the product's page on our website. Normally we'll give you one point for every pound you spend, but watch out for double and triple points deals for even more savings!
Here at Andertons Music Co. we believe that we stock some of the best musical equipment in the world. That's why we want to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to get your order, safe and sound!
We offer a wide range of delivery options to help fit around your busy lifestyle without compromise. This includes free, named-day delivery for most UK postcodes on orders over £99 which are in stock, Saturday & Sunday deliveries, and competitive delivery rates worldwide.
Please note: Some UK postcodes including remote areas and Northern Ireland are subject to charges.
You can find full details about the services we offer, including details on our international delivery charges, on our main delivery page. Click here to read more.
Select deposit amount
0% = £0.00
- Total Cash Price
- Amount of Credit
- Duration of Agreement
- 0 Months
- 0 Monthly Repayments
- Cost of Credit
- APR Representative
- Annual Rate of Interest
- Settlement Fee
- Total Amount Payable