New York, NY (October 17, 2017)–Earthworks will launch its new flagship studio vocal mic tomorrow at the AES Convention in New York, the SV33 front address cardioid condenser microphone.
Shipping in December with a U.S. street price of $2,399, the mic features hand-tuned circuitry paired with a 14 mm capsule and incorporates Earthworks’ patented polar technology to provide a cardioid polar pattern that is reportedly consistent up to 80 degrees off-axis, allowing the singer to move freely in front of the microphone. This microphone is said to have low handling noise and a built-in windscreen to prevent plosives.
The SV33 has a frequency response of 30 Hz to 33 kHz ±2 dB at 5 inches with self-noise of 15 dBA, yielding a 79 dB S/N ratio, according to Earthworks; its maximum acoustic input level is 145 dB SPL.
Every SV33 is individually handmade in the company’s New Hampshire, USA headquarters and is housed in an aluminum body with Nextel Dark Black plating for low reflectivity and durability. The SV33 comes with a flexible mounting bracket for attaching the microphone to booms or stands. Each microphone comes in a custom designed carrying case.