Audio-Technica AT4040  From Audio-Technica

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica

$299.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Audio-Technica

The AT4040 side-address condenser microphone features an advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. A marriage of technical precision and artistic inspiration, the AT4040 offers exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility. This ultra-consistent microphone may be used with confidence in a wide variety of studio and live miking applications, even under the stringent demands of digital recording systems. The AT4040’s low-noise circuitry is symmetrical and transformerless, resulting in exceptional transient response and clean output signals for transparent reproduction of even the most troublesome of instruments and sound effects. 

 

Features

 

Technically-advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics

 

Externally polarized (DC bias) true condenser design

 

Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility

 

Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients

 

Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity

 

Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections

 

State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards

 

Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

 

Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad

Audio-Technica

About Manufacturer

Audio-Technica has been dedicated to advancing the art and technology of electro-acoustic design and manufacturing since 1962. From a beginning in state-of-the-art phono cartridges, A-T has expanded over the years into high-performance headphones, microphones, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use. In each new area the goal has been to create innovative, problem-solving products. The results of these engineering and production efforts can be seen in the effective use of A-T products in a broad spectrum of applications. Audio-Technica microphones, for example, are found in daily use in major broadcast and recording studios, and relied upon by top touring musicians. A-T mics are chosen for important installations and major events, such as the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer and the Olympics. Whether in the home, or in schools and universities, boardrooms, council chambers or places of worship, Audio-Technica products are providing superior performance and exceptional value worldwide.

Specifications

ELEMENT Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20,000 Hz
LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY -32 dB (25.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
IMPEDANCE 100 ohms
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 
155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
NOISE 12 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
SWITCHES Flat, roll-off; 
10 dB pad (nominal)
WEIGHT 12.7 oz (360 g)
DIMENSIONS 6.69" (170.0 mm) long, 
2.10" (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8449a shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE R1
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