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      Audio-Technica AT4040 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic (270427)
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Breaking the price/quality barrier and soon to be a new industry standard.

Exceptional low noise, wide dynamic range, and high SPL capability give the Audio-Technica AT4040 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic studio versatility. Designed for professional recording, the AT4040 features an externally polarized true condenser designed with a technically advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion. Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity. The open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing minimizes unwanted internal reflections. Switchable 80Hz hi-pass filter and 10dB pad. Cardioid pattern. Includes shock mount and case.
Requires phantom power.

Audio-Technica AT4040 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic Features:

  • Externally polarized true condenser design
    Technically advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics
    Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range, and high SPL capability give it studio versatility
    Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion
    Switchable 80Hz hi-pass filter
    10dB pad
    Cardioid pattern
    Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
    48V phantom power


Audio-Technica AT4040 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic Specifications:

  • ELEMENT Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
    POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY -32 dB (25.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE 100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
    NOISE 12 dB SPL
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
    SWITCHES Flat, roll-off;
    10 dB pad (nominal)
    WEIGHT 12.7 oz (360 g)
    DIMENSIONS 6.69" (170.0 mm) long,
    2.10" (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8449 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE R1


Audio-Technica AT4040 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic

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  • Gets the job done nicely

    As reviewed by Derek McGuire on 9/10/2012

    I've had my eyes on this mic for some time. A friend of mine has it in his home studio and I've always liked how my voice came across on it. I compared it to other mics above its price range i.e. the Baby Bottle, AKG C214, Shure SM27, and the AT4040 just sounds better on my voice. I'm running it thru an Apogee Duet 2 into Logic Pro and I think the quality is stellar. I see no reason to upgrade anytime soon now that I've purchased this one.

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  • BEAUTIFUL MIC!

    As reviewed by Inferno on 4/18/2011

    This mic was recommended to me buy an employee at GC and said it was the best in its price range and up. He was right! takes out the blue bird sounds great and looks great! Beats any mic up to about $700! Highly recomend it!

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  • Great Mic For Recording Studio

    As reviewed by Carl Mac on 11/9/2010

    the AT4040 was a great upgrade from the perception 400 that mic was very muddy and I had to do alot of eqing with that mic but the at4040 hooked up with the presonus eureka pre amp made my artist vocals Cristal clear, the highs were very pleasant, the mids were great and the bottoms were solid, so if you want a great mic and on a budget this mic will get the job done, will be upgrading to a Matte Black, Mounted Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone.....

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