Audio-Technica Bidirectional Ribbon Mic

SKU 00083
$999.00
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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 rare earth 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:AT8449a/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE:R1

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