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Audio Technica AT4080 - Bidirectional Active Ribbon Mic with AT8449SV Shock Mount

£749.00 inc. vat
£624.17 ex. vat
SKU SAUDAT4080
Usually Ships within 48 hours.

Audio Technica AT4080

With the groundbreaking Audio Technica 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, The handcrafted Audio-Technica 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.

*Does not include mic stand & cable pictured

Audio Technica AT4080 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 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
  • Oopen 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

View on the Audio Technica Europe website.