The Audio-Technica AT4080 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.
Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcementProprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durabilityInnovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivityExtremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output levelUltra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damageClassic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the elementHigh-SPL capability and extended frequency responseExtended frequency response for natural audio reproductionAcoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic rangeHandmade production - including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assemblyOpen acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflectionsPhantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiersCustom shock mount provides superior isolationCertified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
ELEMENT: RibbonPOLAR PATTERN: Figure-of-eightFREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20-18,000 HzOPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY: -39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 PaIMPEDANCE: 100 ohmsMAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL: 150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.NOISE: 22 dB SPLDYNAMIC RANGE (typical): 128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPLSIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO: 72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 PaPHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS: 48V DC, 3.0 mA typicalWEIGHT: 474 g (16.7 oz)DIMENSIONS: 177.5 mm (6.99") long, 53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameterOUTPUT CONNECTOR: Integral 3-pin XLRM-typeACCESSORIES FURNISHED: AT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying caseAUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE: R1