Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones (Matched Pair)

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Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones (Matched Pair)

The Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones Matched Pair are all about detail, clarity, and realism. Perfectly crafted for recording quiet sound sources with low self noise, and boosting a frequency response of 4Hz-40kHz, the QTC40 is nothing short of amazing. Yet with it's ability to handle 140dB of SPL, they can handle almost any sound source, and bring recordings to life and delivers a truly accurate snapshot.

The Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones' near-perfect omnidirectional polar pattern is uniform across all specified frequencies, letting the microphone capture rich and consistent detail at any position around the capsule. With an extended 3Hz – 40kHz ruler-flat frequency response (with no frequencies exaggerated or attenuated) the result is a more accurate representation of the original sound. The Earthworks QTC40MP is time coherent, precisely capturing high and low frequency sounds with no phase errors, which will smear transients and create other time related distortions. With an SPL rating of 140dB the Earthworks QTC40MP has plenty of headroom, so there is no need to worry about the microphone distorting. And there is no proximity effect, you can get the Earthworks QTC40MP as close as you want to the sound source.

Ideal for for recording quieter sources such as vocals, strings and distant miked orchestras or choirs, the Earthworks QTC40MP low noise omni is also an excellent choice for drum overheads, close-miked wind and percussion instruments, and foley.

Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones (Matched Pair) Applications

  • Acoustic String Instruments
  • Brass/Woodwinds
  • Choir
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Piano
  • Recording
  • Studio Vocals
  • Theater

Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones (Matched Pair) Features

  • Frequency response to 40kHz and excellent impulse response
  • Reproduces sounds with incredible detail that are true and life-like
  • An ideal and affordable choice for recording applications
  • Intended for detailed sources
  • Omnidirectional polar pattern
  • Flat frequency response, fast impulse response and exceptional polar characteristics
  • Accurate and uncolored
  • Handles sound levels up to 140dB with no proximity effect or handling noise

Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones (Matched Pair) Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 3Hz to 40kHz ±1dB
  • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Sensitivity: 34mV/Pa (-29dBV/Pa)
  • Power Requirements: 24-48V Phantom, 10mA
  • Max Acoustic Input: 140B SPL
  • Output: XLR (pin 2+)
  • Output Impedance: 65O balanced (between pins 2 & 3)
  • Min Output Load: 600O between pins 2 & 3
  • Noise: 20dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
  • Dimensions L x D (Per Mic): 229mm x 22mm (9 x .860 inches)
  • Weight (Per Mic): .5 lb. (225g)

Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones (Matched Pair) Includes

  • Matched Pair of Earthworks QTC40 Omnidirectional Microphone
  • 2 x MC1 Microphone Clip
  • User Manual
  • 15 Year Warranty

What We Think

The Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones Matched Pair are stellar mics. When I got my pair, I was both thrilled and scared. The level of detail and honesty these mics bring is incredible. But I knew I had to make sure my room sounded good too. Truth can be as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Whether I'm recording acoustic guitar or other acoustic stringed instruments, piano, or woodwind and brass instruments, my QTC40 matched pair is active (whether as the main mics, or the room). But out of all the applications I use them in, my favorite is in capturing the drum room, and then crushing them though my pair of 1176s. And that is not a secret technique, ask almost any rock/metal engineer about that. With the high def realism you get from these mics, you always have the perfect detailed blank canvas to work with. And the omni pattern, gives a huge dimension to the sound. The Earthworks QTC40MP Omnidirectional Microphones Matched Pair are also great for orchestral/symphonic, and foley work.

- Ryan (Front End Audio)

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  • 5
    These mics kick serious ass!

    Posted by Carl on Nov 21st 2013

    Got these, love them on everything. Want more earthworks!!!!

  • 5
    my go to room mics

    Posted by KevinB on May 26th 2011

    i've been using a matched pair of these for room/audience mics or front of stage mics for live recording for the last 6 years...and i still love them! they have stood the test of time and hold their own against the best sdc omni mics available. i keep telling myself i'll try them as overheads, but i just love the way they image so well to get the "big picture" of a performance, i never put 'em there but my partner did it on a jazz session not long ago and the drums are so alive it is unreal!