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Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone 

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Looks, acts, and sounds like a condenser without the added hassles.

The Heil Sound PR40 is a full-range dynamic microphone designed with the ability to reproduce frequencies as low as 28Hz, ideal for live sound, recording, and broadcast applications. The unique, copper-wound voice coil uses a mixed metallic magnet structure that creates a magnetic field 10 times stronger than most mics. Coupled with a large 1-1/2", low-mass, quilted aluminum diaphragm, this makes for tremendous low-frequency response and low distortion throughout the PR40 mic's wide frequency range. A unique dual pop screen design ensures that breath blasts never hit the diaphragm directly.

FEATURES
  • Large 1-1/2" aluminum diaphragm
  • Wide frequency response, down to 28Hz
  • End fire, cardioid pattern
  • Low handling noise
  • Natural articulation

An elite microphone that stands alone in the fields of broadcast and studio recording. Call or click to order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone

  • Generating element: Copper-wound dynamic with neodymium magnet structure
  • Body: Steel body with zinc die-cast bottom ring
  • Frequency response: 28Hz to 18kHz
  • Impedance: 600 ohms balanced
  • Output level: -53.9dB @ 1,000 Hz.
  • Polar pattern: End fire, cardioid, uniform front to back discrimination
  • Diaphragm: Large diameter low-mass aluminum
  • Finish: Anodized champagne matte
  • Net weight: 1 lb.
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Heil SoundPR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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80%

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

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Love this MIC!

This is truly one killer mic. Yes, I actually purchased it and have used it from vox, to acoustic to bass and even drums. It's very smooth across the board and natural which...Read complete review

This is truly one killer mic. Yes, I actually purchased it and have used it from vox, to acoustic to bass and even drums. It's very smooth across the board and natural which is rare for a mice that doesn't even require phantom power. Get a pop screen too (duh)..

And if that isn't enough, in Hollywood they strap these bad boys on cannons to record the cannon fire.

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Announcers only...

This mic has a certain "etched" timbre that is tough to describe. It sounds like "radio." If you have listened to a lot of podcasts, you've...Read complete review

This mic has a certain "etched" timbre that is tough to describe. It sounds like "radio." If you have listened to a lot of podcasts, you've probably heard it. I think if you are going for that sound, this is a great choice. But When I try to mic a guitar cab or sing vocals, it sounds almost like it's digitally compressed. Again that "etched" sound. No EQ or post-processing could make it go away. We still use it in my studio for announcer reads. That same etched quality helps separate the announcer from the music bed. So, take that for what it's worth.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Announcers only...

By JDaab

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Well-built

Cons

  • Limited Application
  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

    Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

    This mic has a certain "etched" timbre that is tough to describe. It sounds like "radio." If you have listened to a lot of podcasts, you've probably heard it. I think if you are going for that sound, this is a great choice. But When I try to mic a guitar cab or sing vocals, it sounds almost like it's digitally compressed. Again that "etched" sound. No EQ or post-processing could make it go away. We still use it in my studio for announcer reads. That same etched quality helps separate the announcer from the music bed. So, take that for what it's worth.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Mic

    By Spyra

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

    I'm a 59 yr old drummer with extensive experience in recording studios recording music in addition to recording commercials/jingles & CD's. I originally purchased this mic to use for micing my bass drum but we ended up using it for the vocalist in our band. We used it for several rehearsals in the studio and also on a gig live and were astounded by the clarity and depth it brought to the vocals. The lead vocalist has used it several time and everone agrees it is a great mic. I may never get to use it on the drums but have to concede it to the vocalist because it improves his voice so much. I bought this as a Stupid Deal of The Day and it was a steal at that price including a mic cable and boom stand plus shipping costs. I should have bought a dozen of these at that price based on the current prices I've seen and would recommend this mic regardless of the price. It competes with mics 3 times the price and more.

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    5.0

    Podcaster's Dream

    By Paperback Rocker

    from Southern Texas/Northern Mexico

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    Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

    I couldn't believe the difference in quality this mic made in my podcast, both in the sound and how great I felt sitting behind it. Buy it. You won't regret it.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this MIC!

    By pbass

    from Portland or

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

      This is truly one killer mic. Yes, I actually purchased it and have used it from vox, to acoustic to bass and even drums. It's very smooth across the board and natural which is rare for a mice that doesn't even require phantom power. Get a pop screen too (duh)..

      And if that isn't enough, in Hollywood they strap these bad boys on cannons to record the cannon fire.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT Mic

      By Dave

      from Marine City, MI

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable

      Cons

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          Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

          This is a GREAT Mic. I have used it for live micing kick drum , bass amp , cajone, and bari sax. It excelled in each application. I have also used it in the studio for voice over commercial recording with much success. Heil makes fantastic microphones.

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          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Good Mic For Recording

          By Strat Guy-z6cWS

          from Florida

          Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

          I'd rate this product as perfect if it had better pop reduction as advertised. For perfectionists, a screen is still required for recording vocals. Acoustic and electric guitar recording is strong, but not as warm as I had thought it would be. High frequency response for vocals and even frequency response is very strong. I just can't compare this to condenser mics having used dynamics exclusively.
          The mic has no obvious features but claims internal pop reduction. It is good, but some "p's" and "b's" will pop at a performance distance in recording.
          High quality.
          Hard to tell without comparing several mics. I've used other dynamics, and this one seems to be a notch above with respect to even frequency response.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Dakotah Olcott

          from Bowie, Texas

          Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

          I am a internet radio host, Compared to condensers, I can never really tell the difference with this mic. The sound is crisp, clear and breathtaking. Sounds great on the air. It is never in its case, Because I am always using it!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Nearly Perfect Microphone

          By SJMarky

          from San Jose CA

          Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

          After trying numerous condenser mic's, some at twice the price, I keep coming back to the PR40. Clear, rich, clean sound with no post-production futzing around. All the raves about this mic are absolutely justified. For voice-over and narration there is nothing better, except maybe at ten times the price, and even then I'm not so sure. Lacks low-cut and pad switches, but so what? I can't comment on other applications, but for VO this mic is simply unbeatable.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great microphone

          By thesoundslut

          from Virginia

          Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

          I have used this mic on kick drum, digeridoo and standup bass. On the bass and digeridoo the bass response was lower than any other mic I have used. On kick drum the lows are tight and well defined, gives great low punch to the kick and still picks up the click of the beater.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Mic Is A Star!

          By UndergroundLab

          from Southwest Indiana

          Comments about Heil Sound PR40 Large Diaphragm Multipurpose Dynamic Microphone:

          I got this mic a few weeks back and it barely spends anytime in it's case. This mic is perfect for voice, and is remarkable on kick drum, guitar, and even bass cabinet. I want three more of these. Clean, crisp (but not too over-defined) high-end, tight low end, easily blows away all the dynamic mics (and a few condensers) that cost hundreds more.

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