Audio-Technica AT5040  From Audio-Technica

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica

$2,999.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Audio-Technica

Studio Vocal Microphone 

Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone, the AT5040 represents a milestone in condenser design, offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound. 

 

Designed as a first-choice vocal microphone, the AT5040 cardioid condenser features an extremely smooth top end with controlled sibilance. Large-diaphragm characteristics and fast transient response also make it ideal for recording acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, strings and saxophone. 

 

Four-Part Rectangular Element 

The first of our design criteria for the AT5040 was purity of sound. To achieve this, Audio-Technica engineers developed a four-part rectangular element, the pinnacle of our recent breakthroughs in sound-capture technology. Four exquisitely matched ultra-thin diaphragms function together (with outputs proprietarily summed) as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm. 

 

By using four diaphragms in a single capsule, the AT5040 delivers the benefits of an exceptionally large diaphragm--along with an extremely low noise floor--without increased weight, decreased transient response or other drawbacks that typically restrict diaphragm size. 

 

Another key AT5040 design feature is advanced internal shock mounting that effectively decouples the capsule from the microphone body. For additional isolation, each AT5040 is also provided with Audio-Technica’s innovative new AT8480 shock mount. 

 

100% Quality Control 

Every AT5040 is hand assembled and individually inspected for 100% quality control. Each studio microphone is enclosed in an elegant housing of aluminum and brass with high-quality gray finish for durability and low reflectivity. 

 

Discrete components have been selected for optimized capsule performance; in fact, every aspect of the microphone has been carefully considered to minimize any effects on the audio signal.

 

FEATURES

-Audio-Technica’s premier studio condenser vocal microphone

-Extremely musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound

-Four rectangular diaphragms (2 micron) function together as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm

-Exceptionally low noise and wide dynamic range ideal for studio vocals

-Discrete components carefully selected for optimized capsule performance

-High-SPL capability and extended frequency response

-Hand assembled and inspected for 100% quality control

-Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body

-Elegant, durable housing of aluminum and brass

-Included advanced-design custom AT8480 shock mount provides superior isolation

-Custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport

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 Fixed-charge back plate, 
permanently polarized condenser
POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20 – 20,000 Hz
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY –25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
IMPEDANCE 50 ohms
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
NOISE 5 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 89 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 3.8 mA typical
WEIGHT 582 g (20.5 oz)
DIMENSIONS 165.3 mm (6.51'') long, 
57.0 mm (2.24'') maximum body diameter
OUTPUT CONNECTORS Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8480 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case
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