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Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Microphone  

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This premium electret condenser microphone is engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and live sound. The AT4041 cardioid studio condenser micro... Read More

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This premium electret condenser microphone is engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and live sound. The AT4041 cardioid studio condenser microphone features a smooth, extended frequency response with a slight rise in the high-frequency region and a transformerless output for very high SPL-handling capability. A unique combination of audio excellence and moderate cost, the AT4041 is a rugged microphone housed in a case of turned brass with black chrome plating for durability and low reflectivity. The element back plate holds a fixed charge and has been aged to provide energy stabilization. The surface of the back plate is precision milled to ensure maximum charge linearity, resulting in a reduction in both frequency response peaks and diaphragm break-up distortion.

Features
  • Smooth, extended frequency response
  • Slight rise in the high-frequency region
  • Ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, piano, horns and under snare
  • Low-mass diaphragm improves transient response
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion
  • State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques
  • Switchable hi-pass filter and rugged turned-brass microphone housing
Specifications
  • ELEMENT Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY -36 dB (15.8 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE 100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 121 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 3.2 mA typical
    SWITCH Flat, roll-off
    WEIGHT 4.2 oz (120 g)
    DIMENSIONS 6.28" (159.5 mm) long,
    0.83" (21.0 mm) body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8159 windscreen; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE S1
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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Audio-TechnicaAT4041 Cardioid Microphone
 
5.0

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5.0

A recording basic.

By Andrew R Bird

from London, UK

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Microphone:

      They're amazing.
      I've relied on my pair of 4041's since 2001 and alongside a couple of Neumann184's have never left my side, in fact when I need more mid to high range, I prefer them over the pricey but "choclatey" Neumann's. "The girls" have recorded choirs, drums (close and overhead), glockenspiels, guitars, podcasts, birds, grass and airshows and most recently after 15 years of reliable service, they've been on interview/focus group duty recording a group of 8 people to 2 cams, and really impressed an agency with their small size on video and their large and sturdy sound which falls off smoothly when interviewees were placed fairly equidistant. Of course in interview, they do pick up more ambience than the usual hypercardoid choice but for economy of kit and range of uses, I confidently recommend an AT4041 pair as basic kit for any audio setup.

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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      Great Recording Mics

      By larsenjazz

      from Oregon

      Pros

      • Ambience
      • Brass
      • Drums
      • Field Recording
      • Film/Video Production
      • Guitar
      • Piano
      • Vocals
      • woodwinds

      Cons

      • not super high output so you need some gain.

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Microphone:

        These are really fantastic mics for all sorts of recording applications. I have used them as drum overheads, room mics, choir mics and they have handled it all very well. They are not as bright or as harsh as other mics which makes them much more useful for things like vocals where too much high frequency is a problem. Great to buy them in the stereo pair.

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        • Expert
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Studio
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        • Over a year
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        5.0

        The Guitar Mic

        By James Holland

        from UT

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Microphone:

        This is the best mics I have have ever used for micing up an acoustic guitar. If you have a good room then a room mic is a good with this mic but if not this mic on its own has an excellent sound. Very clear and crisp but also pickups the ump that most mics tend to miss out on.

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        5.0

        One of the best bang for buck mics

        By Bud

        from NYC

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Microphone:

        These make great bang for the buck stereo pairs for overheads or instrument micing. Very clean consistent reproduction of the source.

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