AT3060: Warm, classic tube sound at the lowest price ever

The AT3060 tube mic offers the convenience and easy setup of a studio condenser.


It's the perfect moment to wrap your sound in the warm, vintage tones of the AT3060 large diaphragm tube microphone. Now, it's available for an estimated street price of just $399, the lowest price ever for A-T tube technology.

Operating on 48V phantom power, the AT3060 offers the convenience and easy setup of a studio condenser. The microphone contains a large diaphragm cardioid capsule, large coupling transformer, and a hand-selected, individually tested and aged tube. Its shock-mounted tube assembly dampens mechanically coupled vibrations.

Here's what some reviewers had to say...

“. . . the AT3060 is an easy-to-use, surprisingly wonderful sounding microphone. It brings the Audio-Technica sonic legacy to a warm, musical tube design . . .”
Home Recording Magazine July 2003 David Darlington

“One Cool Tube! The specialty of the AT3060 is that it does not require a separate power supply and cable, making it easy to set up and use . . .”
The Female Musician May 2003 Theresa Orlando

“. . . a delicious sonic character—even when compared to mics that cost four times as much.”
Pro Audio Review July 2003 Andrew Roberts

“The sound was as sweet and warm and clear as I could have hoped.”
Recording November 2003 Bruce Kaphan

“It definitely gives you that sought-after ‘classic warmth’ of a tube mic.”
Performing Songwriter July/August 2003 Fett

“The AT3060 typically captures a nice sparkle. . . the lows seldom get muddy, making this a wonderful mike for jumbos and other large-body acoustics.”
Guitar Player November 2003 Michael Molenda

“There’s a nice softness to the top end, and although the mids are forward, they're not peaky; it's a pretty smooth sound overall.”
Tape Op September/October 2003 Scott Craggs

“. . . round and full, with nice presence and good top-end detail . . . . [It] held up well under even the loudest assault.”
EQ April 2003 Mitch Gallagher

“I found the mic's all-around usefulness, smooth high-frequency response and warm sound make this one a solid winner.”
Mix July 2003 Barry Rudolph

More about the mic

  • Warm classic tube sound

  • No dedicated power supply or special cable needed; operates exclusively on 48V DC phantom power

  • Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser element provides high sensitivity and smooth sound reproduction with low noise levels

  • Hand-selected tubes are individually tested and aged to maintain peak performance

  • Shock-mounted tube assembly dampens mechanically-coupled vibrations

  • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity

  • Large coupling transformer provides superior low-frequency linearity

  • State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards

  • Includes AT8458 shock mount and protective pouch


The AT3060 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser phantom powered tube microphone. For a lot less than ever before.