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Cardioid Condenser Tube Microphone
A true jewel of Audio-Technica in the 90s, reinvented by popular demand in the industry. The AT4060a is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser tube microphone, designed for use in the most demanding studio applications. Each hand-selected tube is individually aged and tested, then employed in a uniquely configured circuit for enhanced tube performance. Specially tuned elements improve dynamic range and the allow the AT4060a to handle high SPLs (up to 150dB) without sacrificing high-frequency characteristics. A floating-construction mounting of the elements provides isolation from noise and vibration. The AT4060a operates in conjunction with the included tube microphone powering unit, featuring low-impedance output and a ground-lift switch.
- Patented "Double Wave" Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone
- Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity
- Large coupling transformer provides superior low-frequency linearity
- Vintage tube sound with the versatile performance necessary for the most demanding studio applications
- Hand-selected tubes are individually tested and aged to maintain peak performance
- Regulated and heavily filtered heater current prevents noise contamination of audio signal chain
- Wide dynamic range, low self-noise and high max SPL capability
- The 2-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process so that the optimum characteristics achieved remain constant over years of use
- Product designed and manufactured in Japan
|Element||Externally polarized (DC bias) condenser|
|Frequency Response||20 - 20,000 Hz|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||-34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 0.5% T.H.D.|
|Noise||19 dB SPL|
|Dynamic Range||131 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|Power Requirements||AT8560a tube microphone powering unit (100-240V AC)|
|Weight||645g - Tube microphone powering unit: 1.3kg|
|Dimensions||215.0 mm long - 53.4 mm maximum body Ø Tube microphone powering unit: 212.0 mm W x 131.5 mm D x 46.0 mm H|
|Output Connector||3-pin XLRM-type (on tube microphone powering unit)|
|Cable||7.6 m cable with 6-pin XLR-type connectors for use between microphone and tube microphone powering unit; AC power cable|
|Accessories Included||AT8560a tube microphone powering unit; AT8447 shock mount for 5/8”-27 threaded stands; rack-mount adapters for tube microphone powering unit; protective mic carrying case|
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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.
Its expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.
A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.
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Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.
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All Audio-Technica products come with a one year warranty as standard meaning you can enjoy your product safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.
All Audio-Technica products purchased from Audio-Technica Europe are guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In the event of such defect, the product will be repaired or replaced without charge*.
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