Coles Electroacoustics Ltd. has manufactured the superb BBC-designed ribbon microphones in the UK for over 54 years. Originally designed for studio, radio and television broadcast, Coles Ribbon Mics have become the primary tools of choice throughout the sound recording industry.

The classic Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is of British Broadcasting design (BBC) and used for broadcasting and recording such sounds where a clear smooth wide range frequency response, absent of transient distortion and relatively high sensitivity is essential. The 4038 has a proven reliable performance capability, being since its introduction, used by broadcasting networks throughout the world such as the BBC.