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Audio-Technica AT4053B Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

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The Audio-Technica AT4053B is a hypercardioid condenser microphone that you can use with confidence in a wide variety of professional miking applications. Featuring direct-coupled balanced outputs for... 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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Overview

The Audio-Technica AT4053B is a hypercardioid condenser microphone that you can use with confidence in a wide variety of professional miking applications. Featuring direct-coupled balanced outputs for clean signals in high-output conditions, the AT4053B mic is totally free of the distortion associated with conventional transformer-coupled outputs. And its fast response to transients contributes to the open, transparent reproduction of even the most difficult-to-capture instruments.

The microphone is fully RoHS-compliant-free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS). The Audio-Technica AT4053B consists of two modular subassemblies: an AT4900b-48 body and an AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule.

The excellent rear rejection of the AT5053B's hypercardioid pattern makes it great for live sound instrument recording, where additional rear-rejection is required.

FEATURES

  • Specially engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Direct-coupled, balanced output results in a clean signal even under high-output conditions
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
  • Rugged turned-brass microphone housing for enduring dependability
  • State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • RoHS-compliant”free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Element: Externally polarized (DC bias) capacitor
  • Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
  • Noise: 16 dB SPL
  • Dynamic Range (Typical): 129 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 78 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 4.8 mA typical
  • Switch: Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)
  • Weight: 127 g (4.5 oz)
  • Dimensions: 155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Optional Interchangeable Elements (sold separately):
  • AT4049b-EL (Omnidirectional);
  • AT4051b-EL (Cardioid)
  • Accessories Furnished: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; protective carrying case
  • Audio-Technica Case Style: S1
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Audio-TechnicaAT4053B Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone
 
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5.0

Excellent - Favorite for Film

By Michael Pearce

from St. Louis, Missouri

Comments about Audio-Technica AT4053B Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone:

This is my favorite microphone of any that I own, and I prefer it over my more expensive shotgun for indoor film work on a boom. It has a great frequency response curve that yields rich and bright recordings for speech, capturing both the low frequency and high frequency vocal components well. This is certainly a step up from an NTG2 or NTG3. Unlike a shotgun, a hypercardioid has very little off-axis frequency distortion. Off-axis frequency distortion is caused by widely varying polar patterns at different frequencies, and shotgun microphones are particularly susceptible. This makes off-axis sound sources sound tinny and distorted. The problem is particularly noticeable if an actor is moving away from the mic. Indoors, it better to use a hypercardioid like this one for film work than a shotgun for this reason. Solid, durable construction.

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