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Audio-Technica AT4080

Active Ribbon Microphone, Includes Shock Mount, Dust Cover and Case

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Product Description

With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

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.

Audio-Technica AT4080 Features

  • Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
  • Groundbreaking Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending
  • Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
  • Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage
  • Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction
  • Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range
  • Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
  • Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

Audio-Technica AT4080 Specifications

  • ELEMENT    Ribbon
  • POLAR PATTERN    Figure-of-eight
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE    20-18,000 Hz
  • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY    –39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • IMPEDANCE    100 ohms
  • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL    150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • NOISE    22 dB SPL
  • DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)    128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO    72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS    48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
  • WEIGHT    474 g (16.7 oz)

Warranty Information

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY adds a full year to the standard manufacturer warranty at no charge, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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