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Audio-Technica® AT4081 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone-AT4081

Model #: AT4081
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Audio-Technica
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Audio-Technica® AT4081 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone with handmade production and low-profile stick design

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Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.

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.

  • Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options
  • Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level
  • Superfine mesh guards against ribbon damage
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
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Additional Specifications

ELEMENTRibbon
POLAR PATTERNFigure-of-eight
FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-18,000 Hz
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-42 dB (7.9 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
IMPEDANCE100 ohms
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
NOISE25 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
WEIGHT152 g (5.4 oz)
DIMENSIONS155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES13

Misc. Specs

Polar PatternFigure-8
Type Of MicrophoneRibbon
Height (in.)6.10
Manufacturer Warranty5 Year
Microphone Intended UseStudio; Live
ApplicationStudio; Live
Frequency Response30 - 18,000 Hz
Connection TypeIntegral 3-Pin XLRM-Type
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