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Audio Technica AT4080 Active Ribbon Microphone

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Audio-Technica AT4080

 Microphone achieves coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the fragility and low output problems that have historically plagued ribbon mics. 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.


Proprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durability

Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity

Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement

Groundbreaking Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending

Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level

Handmade production - including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly

Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections

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

Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers

Custom shock mount provides superior isolation


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 inches) long, 53.4 mm (2.10 inches) maximum body diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Furnished: AT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8 inch-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case

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