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Earthworks unveils new vocal capsules for live sound

The SR3314 is designed to work with any handheld wireless transmitter that utilizes a standard 3-ring concentric connector

Earthworks Audio has released the SR3314 and the SR5314 wireless vocal microphone capsules that bring studio clarity to the stage. 

“Engineers and artists want the clarity of a studio condenser on stage but it’s historically been too risky,” says Gareth Krausser, COO for Earthworks. “Our new vocal capsules change that. These microphones behave like a dynamic but they have that enveloping immersive sound that connects the audience to the artist.”

The sound is achieved by coupling the studio-quality small diaphragm cardioid condenser capsule with a Class A amplifier circuit that leverages Earthworks patented and proprietary technologies. This combination makes this the most responsive and fastest microphone capsule on the market. 

The extended flat frequency response and a focus on clean impulse response also sets these capsules apart. But it’s their tight cardioid polar pattern, their consistent low frequency response across a wide range of distances, and their extreme attenuation of sound sources located beyond 90 degrees —with maximum rejection at 180 degrees — that makes them ideal for live performances. 

“Our vocal microphones deliver the same quality of sound even when the singer moves off-center,” says Krausser. “There’s no proximity effect. They eliminate feedback and their off-axis rejection is outstanding.”

The SR3314 is designed to work with any handheld wireless transmitter that utilizes a standard 3-ring concentric connector. This includes wireless microphone models made by Shure, Lectrosonics, Sony, Line 6, Audio-Technica and others with a compatible 3-ring connector. 

The SR5314 is designed to work with the following from Sennheiser: Digital 9000 Series, Digital 6000 Series, 2000 Series, Evolution G4 500 Series, Evolution G4 300 Series, and Evolution G4 100 Series. 

Both capsules have a MAP of $699 and will be available through all traditional pro audio and MI channels starting in February.

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