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Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

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The ATM450 cardioid condenser offers an innovative side-address stick design for endless placement options and minimal obstructions. The microphone is equipped with an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter that provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. Audio Technica ATM450 also features a switchable 10 dB pad that lower...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The ATM450 cardioid condenser offers an innovative side-address stick design for endless placement options and minimal obstructions. The microphone is equipped with an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter that provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. Audio Technica ATM450 also features a switchable 10 dB pad that lowers the microphone's sensitivity, providing higher SPL capability for flexible use with a wide range of performers and system configurations. The condenser microphone's extended flat frequency response makes it ideal for high SPLs as well as for live and amplified acoustic instruments. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.
Requires phantom power.

Features

  • Unique side-address stick design maximizes placement options with minimal obstructions
  • Uncompromising sound quality for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
  • Durable performance for professional applications
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use
  • Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning
  • Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
Specifications
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
  • Low frequency roll-off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Maximum input sound level: 152 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic range (typical): 127 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom power requirements: 11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical
  • Switches: Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad
  • Weight: 98 g (3.5 oz)
  • Dimensions: 126.9 mm (5.00") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
  • Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories furnished: AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; soft protective pouch
  • Audio-technica S11 case.
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Audio-TechnicaATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone
 
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5.0

The 450 has become my go to mic!

By DLaw

from Marietta, GA

Pros

  • banjo
  • Brass
  • dobro
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Guitar Amp
  • mandolin
  • Strings
  • woodwinds

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      Comments about Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone:

      I have a few of the 450s in my live sound mic case. I use them on drum OH, hi-hats, horns and various acoustic string instruments. I really appreciate the placement options with the side address. Couldn't be happier with the results that I get with the different applications.

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      • Live Sound
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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      Love this mic for so many things...

      By Damnedcat777

      from Columbus, ohio

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Needs more room then smaller pencil condensers.

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        Comments about Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone:

        Love this on my hi hats! Acoustic guitar too. Great value.

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        5.0

        Great general purpose mics

        By larsenjazz

        from Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA

        Pros

        • Brass
        • Drums
        • Guitar
        • Piano
        • Strings
        • Vocals
        • woodwinds

        Cons

        • hard to aim with the wind screen on.

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          Comments about Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone:

          These are really great general purpose mics. I use them all the time for close micing hi hats, drums, soft horns and voices. They are not great for distance micing and are much better suited for closer applications. For recording they work well and have a nice clean sound. They are not very broad so I would tend to use them as more of a fill sound and get my main source from a larger mic.

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