Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Vocal Microphone

93 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.
Heil Sound

Gearank Recommendation

The PR 40 appeared on our recommended list for Vocal Studio Microphones from November 2017 until February 2020 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other mics.


The Heil Sound PR 40 is a dynamic microphone that can handle a variety of vocal applications, from recording singing and voice overs, to live broadcasting.

While it may look like a condenser mic, it is a true dynamic microphone, with a large diaphragm and low mass magnet that allows for high SPL handling and improved dynamic range.

This makes the PR 40 viable for capturing loud sound sources like kick drums.

And since it has an internal shock mount and humbucking coil shield, it operates quietly even when near lighting fixtures and video monitors.

The Heil Sound PR-40 is a great addition to any home studio, especially recommended for those looking for a versatile vocal mic that can handle loud amps and drums.


  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 28 to 18,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 600 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 148 dB
  • Power Requirements: None
The Heil Sound PR-40 was on our recommended list until February 2020, but now we are recommending the Electro-Voice RE20 instead which has higher ratings.

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