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Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon

Ribbon Microphone

  • 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!

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More versatile than you might think

SessionDrummerSteve, 22.07.2013
This no frills studio classic is more than just an old BBC broadcast mic. I use it all the time for 1) drum overheads to smoothen the top end of cymbals and fatten out the sound of the drums; 2) on guitar amps to thicken and add depth to either an SM57 or condenser mic - due to the figure of 8 pick up pattern, the mic enables you to balance room ambience with the direct signal; 3) for violins and cellos, this is my absolute go-to mic because it's silky smooth and very real sounding. Finally 4) I was also surprised how it sounded as a lead vocal on a very sparse song (acoustic guitar and vocal). It's not going to cut it in a highly produced pop / rock song, but given the space to show off it's intimate sound, the colouring is very pleasant.

There is a real classic, older sound to this microphone which brings with it a lot of reality. A refreshing alternative to the modern, heavily processed and hyped sounds we often hear on the radio today.
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Like a tank!

Greg O., 20.03.2015
Smooth, detailed and possible to bring so much air with a touch of 10k...perfect for smokey jazz vocals and my goto pair for drum overheads and recording strings in a blumnlein array. it is the standard for a reason! It is a stunningly well made microphone and is incredibly heavy so I would recommend that you use a very well made stand with it - thomann sell several and I would recommend the superlux tripod style as a minimum. You have to be careful to protect it from blasts of air like any ribbon so make sure you use a pop-filter. The frequency response is very natural and it makes speech and sound reproduction sound true - but with an air of class too. highly recommended!
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