Audio-Technica Releases New AE2300 Dynamic Cardioid Instrument Microphone

— The Artist Elite® AE2300 Dynamic Cardioid Instrument Microphone excels at capturing sound from guitar amps, brass and percussion instruments, and other high-SPL sources —


Anaheim, CA 01-21-2016 THE NAMM SHOW — Audio-Technica (Booth 6740, Hall A), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, introduces its new Artist Elite® AE2300 Dynamic Cardioid Instrument Microphone. The AE2300 features Audio-Technica’s proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction, giving it high-frequency and transient response that far exceeds typical dynamic microphones. With its rugged, brass metal construction and low-profile design (able to be placed unobtrusively in a variety of applications) and the ability to handle high SPLs, the AE2300 is a versatile performer, able to capture sound from guitar amps, brass and woodwinds, drums and percussion instruments with clarity and precision.

The double-dome diaphragm construction allows the AE2300 to maintain directionality across the entire frequency range, with little off-axis coloration (frequency response is nearly identical at 0°, 90° and 180°) for excellent phase cohesion in multiple-mic setups. The microphone is also equipped with a switchable low-pass filter that cuts out harsh, high-frequency noise, such as hiss from a guitar amp or high-hat bleed, without negatively affecting the overall tone of an instrument – an especially useful tool in live settings to get a clear, focused sound.

AE2300 features:
• Excels in high-SPL applications
• Proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction that improves high-frequency and transient response
• Maintains directionality across the entire frequency range
• Minimal off-axis coloration (frequency response is nearly identical at 0°, 90°, and 180°) helps to maintain phase cohesion in multiple microphone setups
• Switchable low-pass filter removes harsh, high-frequency hiss without negatively affecting the overall tone of an instrument
• Low-profile design allows microphone to be placed easily and unobtrusively in a wide variety of setups
• Rugged, brass metal construction ensures dependable performance in live music applications

AE2300 specifications:
• Element: Dynamic
• Polar Pattern: Cardioid
• Frequency Response: 60 – 20,000 Hz
• Open Circuit Sensitivity: -57 (1.4 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
• Impedance: 250 ohms
• Weight: 14.6 oz (415 g)
• Dimensions: 3.7" (94.0 mm) long, 1.1" (28.0 mm) maximum diameter
• Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
• Accessories Included: AT8471 isolation stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch

The Audio-Technica Artist Elite AE2300 Cardioid Instrument Microphone will be available in February 2016 with a U.S. street price of $269. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe (excluding France and Germany), contact Tom Harrold (tharrold@audio-technica-europe.com). In Germany, contact Sandi Bischof (abischof@audio-technica.de); in France, contact Cynthia El Hakim (celhakim@audio-technica-europe.com).

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth 6740 (Hall A) at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.