The SR30 is a cleanly directional condenser microphone that delivers an accurate uncolored, natural sounding representation of the sound source toward which you point it. At 6 inches it maintains almost all of the "being there" quality of Earthworks' omnis. Its on-axis performance is smooth and open. Its sonic timbre is uniform across the entire front hemisphere of pick up. What you point it toward is what you will hear...and very little else.
On-axis, its frequency response is flat from 30Hz to 30kHz at 15cm; closer there is a little more bass, at ambient distances there is a little less. The SR30's impulse response is fast and smooth. It will handle quite hot signals. It has very low handling recording applications the superb sound quality and uncolored directionality of the SR30 are invaluable.
The SR30 offers superior performance for a wide variety of real world sources, especially guitar, sax, flute, drums and voice. Concert tapers seem to love the SR30. It is rugged enough for high quality souned reinforcement. There are no peaks to encourage feedback and the rear rejection is unusually good. The SR30 is powerful for broadcast and vocal production applications where its lifelike clarity and detail enhance communication through realism.
Frequency Response: 30Hz-30kHz +/-15dB Polar Pattern: Cardioid Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa) Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA Max acoustic input: 145 dB SPL Peak output voltage: 10V Output: XLR intended to drive a balanced input (Pin 2+) Min output load: 600 ohms between pin 2 and pin 3 Noise: 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted) Dimensions (L x D): 215mm x 22mm; 8.5" x .86" Weight: 225 g; .5lb