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Audio-Technica AT4080

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 Active 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. With 18 patents pending 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 reinforcement
•Groundbreaking Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending
•Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
•Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
•Extremely powerful N50 neodymium 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

$999.00

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