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Audio-Technica AT4040 Large Diaphragm Cardiod Condenser Microphone

Description:

When Audio-Technica first introduced the large diaphragm, side-address AT4040 mic, we couldn't wait to get one down to the studio to see what it could do. And we were impressed! The cardioid AT4040 is the one to choose for accurate reproduction of acoustic guitars and percussion. You'll find lots of other applications for this versatile mic, too.

The AT4040 was designed for professional recording and critical applications in broadcast and live sound. The versatile AT4040 will appeal to artists, engineers and producers looking for a mic that delivers an eloquent, well-focused, musical sound with reliability and consistency.

You'll be amazed by the AT4040's virtually nonexistent low-frequency distortion. It's a result of Audio-Technica's transformerless circuitry. This design also gives the AT4040 exceptional reproduction of high-speed transients, which makes this mic great for recording any percussive attack.

The AT4040 offers smooth, natural and extremely musical sonic character with a wide dynamic range. You can count on this mic to capture all the resonance and body from anything from a fine acoustic guitar to a male vocal. The AT4040's two-micron-thick diaphragm provides accurate reproduction of even the subtlest sounds without sacrificing high-frequency performance.

Even though the AT4040 offers superb sensitivity, it's also able to handle extremely high SPLs - up to 145dB. A built-in 10dB pad allows you to put the AT4040 in front of sources up to 155dB, and an 80Hz highpass filter takes care of rumbles. The AT4040's nickel-plated brass element baffle has been precision-machined to provide enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity. An open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections for the most uncolored reproduction possible. If you could have only one microphone in your studio, the AT4040 might very well be it!

Features:
  • Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic with dozens of applications
  • Externally-polarized (DC bias) true condenser design
  • Technically-advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics.
  • Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
  • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity.
  • Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections.
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards.
  • Switchable 80Hz hi-pass filter and 10dB pad
  • Includes AT8449 shock mount


  • Model: AT4040
    Manufacturer: Audio Technica
    Audio-Technica AT4040 Large Diaphragm Cardiod Condenser Microphone
    SKU:1006-AT4040_13670^AT4040
    Weight:4.60
    Regular Price: $495.00
    On Sale For $299.00