New to the Audio Technica range of studio condenser microphones is the AT5040 cardioid condenser. Studio engineers wanted a microphone that is flat right down to the very low frequencies and Audio Technica have delivered. There are no nasty little humps so what you put in is what you get out. This microphone is a blank canvas - Use it on vocals and the recording will come alive. If you have a great vocalist this is the microphone you want because you are capturing every little nuance of there voice without adding any unwanted frequencies. The AT5040 is Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal condenser microphone - it boasts musical high-fidelity performance, profound realism, depth and purity of sound.
Audio-Technica’s premier studio condenser vocal microphone Extremely musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound Four rectangular diaphragms (2 micron) function together as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard circular one-inch diaphragm Exceptionally low noise and wide dynamic range ideal for studio vocals Discrete components carefully selected for optimized capsule performance High-SPL capability and extended frequency response Hand built and inspected for 100% quality control Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body Elegant, durable housing of aluminium and brass Included advanced-design custom AT8480 shock mount provides superior isolation Custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport
Audio-Technica AT5040 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser Polar pattern Cardioid Frequency response 20 – 20,000 Hz Impedance 50 ohms Open circuit sensitivity –25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa* Maximum input sound level 142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. Noise 5 dB SPL Dynamic range (typical) 137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL Signal-to-noise ratio 89 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa* Phantom power requirements 48V DC, 3.8 mA typical Weight 582 g Dimensions 165.3mm long, 57mm maximum body diameter Output connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type Accessories furnished AT8480 shock mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case