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Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Condenser 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 microphone features a smooth, extended frequency response with a slight rise in the high-frequency region and a transformerless output for very high SPL-ha...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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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Audio-TechnicaAT4041 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best bang for buck mics

By Bud

from NYC

Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

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

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Guitar Mic

By James Holland

from UT

Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Condenser 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile and affordable.

By Location recorder

from San Diego

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

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

      I love these mics and use them for a variety of applications. Overhead mics for use on a drum kit. Excellent choir mics. Ambient room / audience mics. Great for acoustic piano and many other acoustic instruments. My favorite small diaphram condenser mic. Proper placement of a pair of these mics will give you excellent reproduction of small, medium and large ensembles. Any serious recording engineer whether in-studio or on-location will benefit greatly by having these babies in your toolbox. I encourage you to experiment.

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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.

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT4041 Cardioid Condenser 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
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        • Studio
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        • Over a year
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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 Condenser 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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