Coles 4038

Ribbon Microphone

CAP2: 0 $1,318.80
$1,099.00 ex VAT
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The original STC ribbon mic. Figure of 8 polar pattern, flat frequency response, high sensitivity, low distortion, wonderful sound.

At a glance

  • 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
  • Natural clear balanced response to sound signal
  • Body shape to enhance acoustic performance
  • Clear natural high fidelity sound reproduction
  • Smooth sonic textured response

The Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is a ribbon microphone originally designed by the BBC and used for broadcasting, it is favoured by countless engineers for its ability to capture a clear smooth sound with no transient distortion.

The Coles 4038 has become a must-have microphone for countless engineers, producers and recording studios as well as broadcasting facilities becoming a clear favourite with the BBC since its introduction.

The 4038 offers an exceptionally flat frequency response between 30Hz to 15kHz and a consistent figure-of-eight polar pattern throughout both on the horizontal and vertical axes. The result is a truly natural and smooth sound. 

Originally designed for broadcast applications, the Coles 4038 doesn’t come with the traditional XLR connector and requires an adapter. Two adapters are available: the 4071B XLR Adapter or the 4072 Stand adapter. Both are available to purchase separately.

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