The 40BP is an IEC 61094 WS3P ¼" externally polarized pressure microphone with rear-venting. Read about the prepolarized equivalent [40BD]
It is a high-precision Type 1 condenser microphone made according to IEC 61094-4 requirements. It is a low-sensitivity microphone for sound measurements at high levels and high frequencies. Its low sensitivity makes it ideal for measuring high sound pressure levels of up to 174 dB. Its small size reduces the effects of diffraction and reflections around the microphone resulting in a frequency range extending up to 70 kHz.
40BP is individually factory-calibrated and delivered with a calibration chart stating its specific open-circuit sensitivity and pressure frequency response.
Typical applications and use
40BP is typically used for sound pressure, high frequency, and high level pressure measurements. It is suitable for general purpose acoustic measurements in couplers and at boundaries.
40BP is included in the 46BP ¼" Pressure Set
The 40BP is a very versatile microphone when connected to the RA0086 Transmitter Adapter for ¼" Microphones. The 40BP becomes a high-impedance sound source when the RA0086 takes a calibration signal directly from the signal generator and makes the microphone behave like an electrostatic loudspeaker. When used for calibrating an acoustic coupler, this gives a frequency response that is as good as when the 40BP behaves like a microphone.
The 40BP requires a standardized ½" or ¼" LEMO preamplifier and an input module that supports this technology with a 7-pin LEMO 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. Intelligent Pistonphone 42AP
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 25 k|
|Frequency range (±2 dB)||Hz||4 to 70 k|
|Dynamic range lower limit (microphone thermal noise)||dB(A)||34|
|Dynamic range lower limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier||dB(A)||39|
|Dynamic range upper limit||dB||170|
|Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier @ +28 V / ±14 V power supply||dB||169|
|Dynamic range upper limit with G.R.A.S. preamplifier @ +120 V / ±60 V power supply||dB||181|
|Open-circuit sensitivity @ 250 Hz (±2 dB)||mV/Pa||1.6|
|Open-circuit sensitivity @ 250 Hz (±2 dB)||dB re 1V/Pa||-56|
|Microphone cartridge capacity, typical||pF||7|
|IEC 61094 designation||WS3P|
|Temperature range, operation||°C / °F||-40 to 150 / -40 to 302|
|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||-0.008|
|Humidity range non condensing||% RH||0 to 100|
|Humidity coefficient @250 Hz||dB/% RH||-0.0013|
|Influence of axial vibration @1 m/s²||dB re 20 µPa||55|
|CE/RoHS compliant/WEEE registered||Yes / Yes, Yes|
|Weight||g / oz||1.5 / 0.053|
Typical frequency response (without protection grid).
Transmitter adapter for ¼” microphones