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Audio-Technica® AT4080 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone-AT4080

Model #: AT4080
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Audio-Technica
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Audio-Technica® AT4080 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone with extended frequency response and handmade production

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With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.

  • Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
  • Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level
  • Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage
  • Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction
  • Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range
  • Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
  • Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
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Additional Specifications

ELEMENTRibbon
POLAR PATTERNFigure-of-eight
FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-18,000 Hz
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
IMPEDANCE100 ohms
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
NOISE22 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
WEIGHT474 g (16.7 oz)
DIMENSIONS177.5 mm (6.99") long, 53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8449a/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER1

Misc. Specs

Polar PatternFigure-8
Type Of MicrophoneRibbon
Height (in.)6.99
Manufacturer Warranty5 Year
Microphone Intended UseStudio; Live
ApplicationStudio; Live
Frequency Response20 - 18,000 Hz
Connection TypeIntegral 3-Pin XLRM-Type
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