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Audio-Technica AT4081

Active Ribbon Microphone, Includes Mount, Windscreen and Case

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Price: $699.00


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Product Description

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.

Audio-Technica AT4081 Features

  • 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)

Audio-Technica AT4081 Specifications

  • 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)
  • OUTPUT CONNECTOR    Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

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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