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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... Read More

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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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One year parts and labor warranty.


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5.0

Excellent - Favorite for Film

By Michael Pearce

from St. Louis, Missouri

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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