Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.
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.
Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction
Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level
Superfine mesh guards against ribbon damage
High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
ELEMENT:Ribbon POLAR PATTERN:Figure-of-eight FREQUENCY RESPONSE:30-18,000 Hz OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY:-42 dB (7.9 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa IMPEDANCE:100 ohms MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL:150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. NOISE:25 dB SPL DYNAMIC RANGE:(typical) 125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO:69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS:48V DC, 3.0 mA typical WEIGHT:152 g (5.4 oz) DIMENSIONS:155.0 mm (6.10") long,21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter OUTPUT CONNECTOR:Integral 3-pin XLRM-type ACCESSORIES FURNISHED:AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE:S13