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Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Microphone  

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The Audio-Technica AE5400 is a cardioid capacitor microphone that delivers pristine sound quality for the most discriminating user. Qualities include large-diaphragm element and true condenser design,... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The Audio-Technica AE5400 is a cardioid capacitor microphone that delivers pristine sound quality for the most discriminating user. Qualities include large-diaphragm element and true condenser design, superior anti-shock engineering, and excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromise of high-frequency clarity. Its robust design assures enduring dependability under road use. Includes an integral 80Hz HPF switch and 10dB pad.
Requires phantom power.

  • Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user
  • Large-diaphragm element and true condenser design
  • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance
  • Excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity
  • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
  • Integral 80HZ HPF switch and 10dB pad
  • Element: Externally polarized (DC Bias) condenser
    Polar pattern: Cardiod
    Frequency Repsonse: 20-20,000Hz
    Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80Hz, 12dB/octave
    Open circuit sensitivity: -40dB (10mV) re 1V at 1Pa
    Impedance: 150ohms
    Maximum Input Sound Level: 147dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    157dB SPL, with 10dB
    Noise: 14dB SPL
    Dymanic range: 133dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
    Signal-to-Noise ratio: 80 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*
    Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
    Switches: High-pass filter; 10dB pad (nominal)
    Weight: 11.6 oz. (330 g)
    Dimensions: 7.05" (179 mm) long, 1.97" (50 mm) head diameter, 1.30" to 0.87" (33 mm to 22 mm) tapered body diameter
    Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    Accessories: AT8470 Quiet-Flex stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded
    stands; soft protective pouch
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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Superb Vocal Mic

By Kap'n Krunch

from Castle Rock, CO

Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Microphone:

I needed a solid, quality vocal microphone primarily for gigging and to a much lesser degree to do some home recording. I was willing to invest a significant dollar amount to get a mic that had the features and sound capabilities I wanted. I had a few no-compromise requirements and this microphone was one of the few that met them all. The mic had to be sensitive so that I did not have to overly push my voice or swallow the thing to be heard or cut through. Even though sensitivity was necessary, a reasonable amount feedback avoidance was also needed. I wanted a flat response across the board (check the mic's response graph) and the fact that you could set a switch to roll off the lows was icing on the cake. It has a triple layer of protection; beginning with the exterior wind screen and two metal web coverings internally surrounding the diaphram. Vocal pick-up and reproduction was outstanding with no trace of mud or other coloration in the sound. A little pricier than other quality gigging mics, but well worth it to me. It just performs fabulously. The only other gigging mic that also met all my requirements was made by Neumann at about twice the cost. The Neumann was my first choice, but the AE5400 was so close in capability/sound that at half the price I was perfectly satisfied with it. Only feature it didn't have that I wanted was an on/off switch, but this can be addressed with a switch-embedded XLR mic cable. I'm extremely happy with this mic and give it an unqualified two thumbs up!

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vocal nirvana

By Shaggy

from somewhere in northern Ohio

Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Microphone:

Just used my new AE-5400 last night for the first time. I was using an old Shure SM-58 for the longest time, but I decided to step it up a bit with a condenser. I've used condenser mics before, but only in the studio, never for live performances. All I can say is "WOW"... What a fantastic microphone. The range is supurb, and the sound is warm and very musical. I should have bought this a long, long, time ago. The difference is that great. I was concerned about feedback during a live performance, but with this mic, that's not a problem. It looks like it's very well constructed. Time will tell as far as dependability. I am totally, one hundred percent satisfied, and then some...

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