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Line + gradient condenser microphone, 233 mm
Created after intensive field research and from extensive user feedback, the BP4073 short shotgun microphone is ideal for creating a high quality audio sound recording. It is intended for documentaries, professional recordings in the wild, and theater sound reinforcement. Highly directional, the BP4073 has low self noise and extremely focused sound recording.
- Short (233mm) shotgun microphone, designed for use in broadcasting, film/TV production and theater sound reinforcement applications
- Its compact size and light weight (99g) allow it to be mounted on a camera or on a fishpole boom, keeping it out of shot
- Highly directional, it perfectly captures all frequency ranges (20Hz to 20kHz)
- Perfect intelligibility, even in noisy environments thanks to excellent off-axis noise rejection
- The Double Wave Diaphragm proprietary technology offers high sensitivity with low self noise
- Direct-coupled, balanced output ensures a clean signal even in high-output conditions
- Innovative acoustic design provides same directivity as mics up to 50% longer
- Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter & 10 dB pad
- Rugged housing made of lightweight structural-grade aluminum alloy
- Effective protection against mobile phone interference and other unwanted radio frequency
- Comes with a foam windscreen
|Element||Externally polarized (DC bias) condenser|
|Polar Pattern||Line + gradient|
|Frequency Response||20-20,000 hz|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||- 29 dB (35.5mV), re 1V at 1 Pa|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||141 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.|
151 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
|Low Frequency Roll Off||80 Hz, 18 dB/octave|
|Switches||Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)|
|Dynamic Range||128 dB, 1 kHz at Max. SPL|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||81 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|Phantom Power Requirements||48V DC, 4.8 mA typical|
|Dimensions||233.0 mm (9.17") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter|
|Output Connector||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|Accessories Included||AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8”-27 threaded stands; 5/8”-27 to 3/8”-16 threaded adapter; AT8144 ; protective carrying case; two O-Rings|
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Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products.
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