Audio-Technicaís renowned 30 Series adds a simple-to-use, affordable tube microphone utilizing 48V phantom power

New York, NY 10-10-2003 115th AES CONVENTION ó Leading microphone manufacturer Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. is showing a unique addition to its acclaimed 30 Series, the AT3060 Phantom-powered Tube Microphone. The AT3060 represents groundbreaking developments in tube microphone technology, as Audio-Technica once again breaks the price-for-performance barrier. A distinguishing feature of the AT3060 is that it operates on standard 48V phantom power; as a result, it does not require a separate power supply and cable, making it as easy to set up and use as a standard condenser microphone. Audio-Technica has made this possible at an extremely affordable price point, which allows a wide range of users to experience the AT3060ís sonic excellence and warm classic tones.

The AT3060 features an all-new, large-diameter diaphragm cardioid condenser element, delivering high sensitivity and smooth sound with low overall noise levels, while a precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimizes sensitivity. The tube used in each AT3060 is hand selected and aged to maintain peak performance, and the tube itself is shock-mounted to dampen mechanically induced vibration.

Electronically, the AT3060 includes a large coupling transformer to provide superior linearity at low frequencies, while precision valve design delivers the traditional warmth of the classic tube microphones. With its rich bottom end, mid-range presence, and smooth top end, the AT3060 is perfect for studio production, recording, and project studio applications. A silver satin finish ensures the microphone looks as beautiful as it sounds.

The AT3060 Phantom-powered Tube Microphone includes the AT8458 shock mount to provide superior isolation, and a protective pouch. This unique microphone has been created using state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques to ensure compliance with A-Tís stringent consistency and reliability standards.

The AT3060 is currently available with an MSRP of $599.00.

Celebrating over 40 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:

For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Turner, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth #436 during the 115th AES Convention in New York, NY.