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Audio Technica AT4080

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.
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: 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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    $1945.00
    $1399.00
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    For more information about the AT4080, please visit the website of Audio Technica
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