Audio-Technica AT4080

MFR# AT4080
Audio-Technica AT4080
Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone
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Description

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 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.

 

Features:

 

  • 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
Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents AT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands, microphone dust cover, protective carrying case
Length 6.99 in
Diameter 2.10 in
Unit Weight 1.04 lb
Transducer Type Ribbon
Polar Pattern Variable-Pattern
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Impedance 100 Ohms
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 18 kHz
Sensitivity -39 dBV/Pa (11.2 mV)
Max. SPL 150 dB (1% THD @ 1 kHz)
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