Audio-Technica Offers Limited Edition AT4050URUSHI Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

— Special version of Audio-Technica’s coveted AT4050 marks Audio-Technica’s 50th Anniversary and features a stunning traditional Japanese urushi lacquer finish —


Stow, OH 12-30-2011 Throughout 2012, Audio-Technica a leading innovator in transducer technology, is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the company is introducing special limited edition products to help commemorate the occasion. Of particular interest is the AT4050URUSHI, a visually striking version of Audio-Technica’s acclaimed AT4050 Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone. The AT4050URUSHI sports a stunning traditional urushi lacquer finish with hand-painted Japanese maple leaves, as well as an etched-on serial number. The microphone also comes with a beautifully crafted wooden carrying case. With its highly collectable design and renowned AT4050 functionality, the new AT4050URUSHI is an inspired commemorative piece, a wonderful example of Audio-Technica’s meticulous engineering and artful design during the past 50 years.

With three switchable polar patterns, the large-diaphragm Audio-Technica AT4050URUSHI and its standard AT4050 counterpart exhibit a remarkable combination of qualities: high-SPL capability with transparent and airy uppers/mids complemented by rich low-end qualities. The microphone’s dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged for consistent, outstanding performance. A precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element baffle provides rock-solid element stability and exceptional sensitivity. The AT4050 is ideal for studio use and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps and more.

The AT4050URUSHI limited-edition Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $2,495.00.

AT4050URUSHI Specifications:
Element: Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-of-eight
Frequency Response: 20-18,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -36 dB (15.8 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 100 Ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Noise: 17 dB
Dynamic Range (typical): 132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
Switches: Polar selection; Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)
Weight: 18.0 oz (510 g)
Dimensions: 7.40" (188.0 mm) long,
2.10" (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
Output Connectors: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Furnished: AT8430 stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands;
microphone dust cover; wooden carrying case
Audio-Technica Case Style: R1

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

Celebrating 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 the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts@audio-technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio-technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot@audio-technica-europe.com).