New product bundles offer two combinations of A-T’s legendary 40 Series condenser mics

Stow, OH 12-03-2007 Audio-Technica, a revered developer of studio condenser microphones, introduces two new product bundles, the AT4040SP and AT4041SP Studio Microphone Packs. Both bundles feature two mics from the acclaimed Audio-Technica 40 Series of condenser microphones, along with mounting hardware and protective wooden cases, in cost-effective packages. The AT4040SP Studio Pack offers one AT4040 large-diaphragm side-address cardioid condenser and one AT4041 cardioid condenser. The AT4041SP Studio Pack offers two AT4041 cardioid condensers.

The AT4040 side-address condenser microphone features an advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. A marriage of technical precision and artistic inspiration, the AT4040 offers exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility. This ultra-consistent microphone may be used with confidence in a wide variety of studio and live miking applications, even under the stringent demands of digital recording systems. The AT4040’s low-noise circuitry is symmetrical and transformerless, resulting in exceptional transient response and clean output signals for transparent reproduction of even the most troublesome of instruments and sound effects.

The AT4041 cardioid studio condenser microphone features a smooth, extended frequency response with a slight rise in the high-frequency region and a transformerless output for very high SPL-handling capability. A unique combination of audio excellence and moderate cost, the AT4041 is a rugged microphone housed in a case of turned brass with matte black plating for durability and low reflectivity. The element back plate holds a fixed charge and has been aged to provide energy stabilization. The surface of the back plate is precision milled to ensure maximum charge linearity, resulting in a reduction in both frequency response peaks and diaphragm break-up distortion.

Superior performance, unerring dependability and sonic consistency make the 40 Series premium line of condenser microphones the first choice of countless award-winning producers, engineers and musicians.

The Audio-Technica AT4040SP and AT4041SP Studio Microphone Packs include:

• AT4040 side-address cardioid condenser microphone
• AT4041 cardioid condenser microphone
• AT8449 shock mount
• AT8405a stand clamp
• AT8159 windscreen
• Protective wooden carrying and storage case

• Two (2) AT4041 cardioid condenser microphones
• Two (2) AT8405a stand clamps
• Two (2) AT8159 windscreens
• Protective wooden carrying and storage case

The Audio-Technica AT4040SP and AT4041SP Studio Microphone Packs are immediately available with pricing as follows:

AT4040SP $895.00
AT4041SP $795.00

Celebrating over 45 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