G.R.A.S. 40AD a high-precision Type 1 condenser microphone made according to IEC 61094-4 requirements and is ideal for coupler measurements in both laboratory and production environments. It is extremely robust and reliable and can measure sound pressure levels up to 146 dB and down to 17 dB(A) in the range of 3.15 Hz to 10 kHz. The presence of the 40AD in a sound field at low frequencies is minimal due to its small size compared to the large wavelengths.
40AD is individually factory-calibrated and delivered with a calibration chart stating its specific open-circuit sensitivity and pressure frequency response.
Typical applications and use
The 40AD is especially suited for audiometer calibration when using a sound level meter / analyzer without a 200 V polarization feature. It is the ideal partner for testing headsets, headphones, and earphones, as well as hearing aids, in coupler setups. The small size makes it well suited for making flush (boundary) measurements.
The 40AD is a very versatile microphone when connected to the RA0067 Transmitter Adapter for ½" Microphones. The 40AD becomes a high-impedance sound source when the RA0067 takes a calibration signal directly from the signal generator and makes the microphone behave like an electrostatic loudspeaker. In a coupler, this gives a frequency response that is as good as when the 40AD behaves like a microphone.
40AD can be used in
- G.R.A.S. RA0039 IEC 60318-1 Ear Simulator
- G.R.A.S. RA0038 IEC 60318-5 2cc Coupler (including protection grid)
- G.R.A.S. 45BB KEMAR Manikin
Other coupler systems can be configured with the 40AD and a CCP preamplifier on request
The 40AD requires a standardized ½" or ¼" CCP preamplifier and an input module that supports this technology with a BNC, SMB, or Microdot connector.
For more information, see System Setup.
For daily verification and check of your measurement setup, we recommend using a calibrator like G.R.A.S. Sound Level Calibrator 42AB.
For proper sensitivity calibration, we recommend using a pistonphone like G.R.A.S. 42AP Intelligent Pistonphone.
Quality and warranty
All G.R.A.S. microphones are made of high-quality materials that will ensure life-long stability and robustness. The microphones are all assembled in verified clean-room environments by skilled and dedicated operators with many years of expertise in this field.
The microphone diaphragm, body, and improved protection grid are made of high-grade stainless steel, which makes the microphone resistant to physical damage, as well as corrosion caused by aggressive air or gasses.
This, combined with the reinforced gold-plated microphone terminal which guarantees a highly reliable connection, enables G.R.A.S. to offer 5 years warranty against defective materials and workmanship.
If you accidentally damage the diaphragm on a G.R.A.S. microphone, we can — in most cases — replace it at a very reasonable cost and with a short turn-around time. This not only protects your investment, but also pleases your quality assurance department because you don’t have to worry about new serial numbers, etc.
Depending on the use, measurement environment, and internal quality control programs, we recommend recalibrating the microphone at least once a year.
|Frequency range (±1 dB)||Hz||12.5 to 7.5 k|
|Frequency range (±2 dB)||Hz||3.15 to 10 k|
|Dynamic range lower limit (microphone thermal noise)||dB(A)||16|
|Dynamic range lower limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier||dB(A)||18|
|Dynamic range upper limit||dB||148|
|Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier @ +28 V / ±14 V power supply||dB||138|
|Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. CCP preamplifier||dB||134|
|Open-circuit sensitivity @ 250 Hz (±2 dB)||mV/Pa||50|
|Open-circuit sensitivity @ 250 Hz (±2 dB)||dB re 1V/Pa||-26|
|Microphone cartridge capacitance, typical||pF||20|
|Temperature range, operation||°C / °F||-40 to 120 / -40 to 248|
|Temperature range, storage||°C / °F||-40 to 85 / -40 to 185|
|Temperature coefficient @250 Hz||dB/°C / dB/°F||-0,01 / -0,006|
|Static pressure coefficient @250 Hz||dB/kPa||-0,014|
|Humidity range non condensing||% RH||0 to 100|
|Humidity coefficient @250 Hz||dB/% RH||0,001|
|Influence of axial vibration @1 m/s²||dB re 20 µPa||62|
|CE/RoHS compliant/WEEE registered||Yes / Yes, Yes|
|Weight||g / oz||9 / 0,317|
Typical frequency response