It is a high-precision condenser microphone made according to IEC 61094-4 requirements. Its dynamic range makes it suitable for high-frequency or high-level measurements, as well as acoustic transient measurements. It is extremely robust and reliable and can measure sound pressure levels up to 166 dB in the range of 4 Hz to 100 kHz.
40BE 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 40BE is ideal for sound measurements at very high frequencies and levels, as well as acoustic transient measurements. It is suitable for general purpose measurements in open acoustic fields.
The 40BE is included in the G.R.A.S. 46BE ¼” free-field microphone set
The 40BE requires a standardized ½” or ¼” CCP preamplifier and an input module that supports this technology with a BNC, SMB, or Microdot connector.
For daily verification and check of your measurement setup, we recommend using a calibrator like G.R.A.S. 42AB Sound Level Calibrator.
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.
Before leaving the factory, all G.R.A.S. microphones are calibrated in a controlled laboratory environment using traceable calibration equipment.
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||10 to 40 k|
|Frequency range (±2 dB)||Hz||4 to 80 k|
|Frequency range (±3 dB)||Hz||4 to 100 k|
|Dynamic range lower limit (microphone thermal noise)||dB(A)||30|
|Dynamic range lower limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier||dB(A)||35|
|Dynamic range upper limit||dB||166|
|Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier @ +28 V / ±14 V power supply||dB||160|
|Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. CCP preamplifier||dB||156|
|Open-circuit sensitivity @ 250 Hz (±3 dB)||mV/Pa||4|
|Open-circuit sensitivity @ 250 Hz (±3 dB)||dB re 1V/Pa||-48|
|Microphone cartridge capacitance, typical||pF||5|
|IEC 61094 designation||WS3F|
|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||-0.013|
|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||60|
|CE/RoHS compliant/WEEE registered||Yes / Yes, Yes|
|Weight||g / oz||1.75 / 0.062|
Typical frequency response (without protection grid). Upper curve shows free-field response for 0°, lower curve shows pressure response.