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AT4081

Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone
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Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.

 

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.

Specifications

ELEMENT Ribbon
POLAR PATTERN Figure-of-eight
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30-18,000 Hz
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY -42 dB (7.9 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
IMPEDANCE 100Ω
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
NOISE 25 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (TYPICAL) 125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
WEIGHT 152 g
DIMENSIONS 155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE S13

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