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Audio-Technica AT4033CL Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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The Audio-Technica AT4033CL Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic uses transformerless circuitry to virtually eliminate low-frequency distortion and enhance the capture of high-speed transients. An 80Hz high-... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Audio-Technica AT4033CL Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic uses transformerless circuitry to virtually eliminate low-frequency distortion and enhance the capture of high-speed transients. An 80Hz high-pass filter easily switches between flat frequency response and a low-end roll-off that diminishes ambient noise and popping with closely-miked vocals. Requires 48V phantom power. Includes AT8449 shockmount.

FEATURES

  • Cardioid pattern
  • Frequency response 30-20,000Hz
  • Low frequency roll-off: 80Hz, 12dB/octave
  • Maximum input sound level: 145dB SPL, 1kHz @1% distortion; 155dB SPL, with 10dB pad (nominal)
  • Noise 17dB SPL
  • Dynamic range (typical) 128dB, 1kHz at max SPL
  • S/N ratio 77dB
SPECIFICATIONS
  • ELEMENT Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
  • POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30-20,000 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 17 dB SPL
  • DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 3.2 mA typical
  • SWITCHES Flat, roll-off;
  • 10 dB pad (nominal)
  • WEIGHT 13.4 oz (380 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
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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Audio-TechnicaAT4033CL Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
 
4.3

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4.0

Excellent mic for the money...

By DJTempo

from TX

Pros

  • Ambience
  • Brass
  • Guitar
  • Guitar Amp
  • Harmonica
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Vocals
  • Voiceover/Dialog

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT4033CL Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      I've had one fo these in the cabinet for about 15 years (?!) now. It was my "go to" mic for quite a while, now it's simply for secondary use, ambient and the like. Noise floor is a little bit high, but you have to spend twice the $ to do much better. If you use a good mic-pre, you'll be all set (avoid the pre's that are built in to many mixers, but a stand alone, it's worth the $).

      For primary vocals, it has a bit of a bump in the 4-5k range, so you get some "up front" presence. Good for lead vocals.

      The only improvement I might make is to sell it at a lower price. HA!

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Intermediate
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      • Studio
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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      Just as good as the expensive mics

      By restless

      from Texas, USA

      Pros

      • Podcast
      • Voiceover/Dialog

      Cons

      • none

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT4033CL Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

        I've been using this mic for 20 years, to record self-improvement albums. I wanted something that made my voice sound like those great radio and television announcers - intimate, powerful, great presence, warmth, power. With a little EQ and some compression in post (post production) it does exactly that.

        In 1990 we had an opportunity to record an album for Nightingale Conant, and I spent a lot of time talking with their recording engineer. We used an AKG 414C, which is supposed to be one of the best mics for recording a male voice. When I got home, I compared the recordings I made in the Nightingale studio with the recordings in my home studio and to me they sound equally good.

        The only difference I could hear - they leave more bass than I do. I EQ'd it out because we were still delivering the product on audio cassettes, and the sound was more clear when there was less bass.

        I've done a lot of recording with this mic, in my home studio, and it has always come through for me. I recommend it highly.

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        • Expert
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        • Studio
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        4.0

        They made studio mics afordable

        By peter simeon jr

        from Saint Lucia

        Pros

        • Great Sound Quality

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        • None yet

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          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4033CL Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

          before i became an engineer dreaming of owing this mic ,the magazines i read watching pictures for many years , finally ,great sounding all rounder mic , it's always ready to go mounted setup in the studio, engineers come to sessions bag packed filled with the 87's sounding microphones and others, i would say try this out first, prejudged thinking my AT4033a is not going to cut it, lesson ! always try you may like it, go try one

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