Audio-Technica AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone

PA SKU # AT AT4081 MFR # AT4081 UPC # 4961310106409
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  • Product Highlights
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • Dual Ribbon Construction
  • Phantom-Powered
  • Extended Frequency Response
  • METAlliance Certified
  • Assembled by Hand
  • Includes Dust Cover
  • Includes Shock Mount
  • Includes Carrying Case

Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

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.
  • Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options
  • Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction
  • Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending including proprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durability
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
  • Superfine mesh guards against ribbon damage
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Handmade production - including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
  • 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: 100 ohms
  • 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 (5.4 oz)
  • 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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