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AT5040

Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone, the AT5040 represents a milestone in condenser design, offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound.

 

Designed as a first-choice vocal microphone, the AT5040 cardioid condenser features an extremely smooth top end with controlled sibilance. Large-diaphragm characteristics and fast transient response also make it ideal for recording acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, strings and saxophone.

 

 Four-part rectangular element 

 

The first of our design criteria for the AT5040 was purity of sound. To achieve this, Audio-Technica engineers developed a four-part rectangular element, the pinnacle of our recent breakthroughs in sound-capture technology. Four exquisitely matched ultra-thin diaphragms function together (with outputs proprietarily summed) as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm.

 

By using four diaphragms in a single capsule, the AT5040 delivers the benefits of an exceptionally large diaphragm--along with an extremely low noise floor--without increased weight, decreased transient response or other drawbacks that typically restrict diaphragm size.

 

Another key AT5040 design feature is advanced internal shock mounting that effectively decouples the capsule from the microphone body. For additional isolation, each AT5040 is also provided with Audio-Technica’s innovative new AT8480 shock mount.

 

100% quality control 

 

Every AT5040 is hand assembled and individually inspected for 100% quality control. Each microphone is enclosed in an elegant housing of aluminum and brass with high-quality gray finish for durability and low reflectivity.

 

Discrete components have been selected for optimized capsule performance; in fact, every aspect of the microphone has been carefully considered to minimize any effects on the audio signal.

Specifications

ELEMENT Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30-20,000 Hz
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY 10~25,000Hz
IMPEDANCE Maximum 30dB
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 100dB/mW (when noise cancelling function is used)
NOISE 100Ω (when noise cancelling function is used)
DYNAMIC RANGE (TYPICAL) Approximately 220g (inclusive of battery and cable)
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO ∅ 3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini-plug
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS DC 1.5V (1 alkaline AAA battery)DC 1.2V (1 nickel metal hydride NiMH rechargeable AAA battery)
WEIGHT Approximately 30 hours (1 alkaline AAA battery);15 hours (1 nickel metal hydride NiMH rechargeable AAA battery)
DIMENSIONS 1.2m headphone cable (∅ 3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini-plug),1.2m headphone cable for connecting to smart-phone (remote controller with microphone/∅ 3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini-plug)∅ 6.3mm gold-plated stereo adapter1 alkaline AAA batteryCarrying pouch
OUTPUT CONNECTORS Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8480 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case

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