Audio-Technica AT4080 Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

$999.00
Article number: AT4080
Availability: Ships from manufacturer
Delivery time: Normal delivery time is 2-7 business days, subject to availability.

With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.

Features

  • Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
  • Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
  • Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage
  • Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction
  • Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range
  • Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
  • Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

Specifications

  • ELEMENT: Ribbon
  • POLAR PATTERN: Figure-of-eight
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20-18,000 Hz
  • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY: –39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • IMPEDANCE: 100 ohms
  • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL: 150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • NOISE: 22 dB SPL
  • DYNAMIC RANGE (typical): 128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO: 72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS: 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
  • WEIGHT: 474 g (16.7 oz)
  • DIMENSIONS: 177.5 mm (6.99") long, 53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
  • OUTPUT CONNECTOR: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • ACCESSORIES FURNISHED: AT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
  • AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE: R1
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