Audio-Technica Expands Acclaimed 50 Series with New AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone


Stow, OH 04-04-2017 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is introducing its new AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone at Pro Light + Sound 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The most recent addition to A-Ts acclaimed 50 Series (which also includes the AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 instrument mic), the AT5047 is a premier studio microphone that features the same capsule as the AT5040 but with a transformer-coupled output and optimized electronics. It is equally at home capturing instruments and vocals.

Boasting an exceptionally wide dynamic range the widest among all Audio-Technica microphones the AT5047 captures the full, expressive character of a sound source, no matter how loud or how soft. And since it is equipped with a transformer-coupled output, the microphone maintains a constant load output impedance, even when capturing sources at extreme SPL, resulting in a stable relationship between the mic and a mic preamp or console input.

The AT5047 features four rectangular two-micron-thick diaphragms which function together to provide a combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm. Discrete components have been carefully selected and optimized for maximum performance and compatibility with a wide array of microphone preamps and console inputs. Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body, and the included advanced-design AT8480 shock mount provides superior isolation.

With an elegant, durable housing of aluminum and brass, each AT5047 has been hand-assembled and inspected for 100% quality control. A custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport.

The AT5047 will be available summer 2017 at a U.S. price of $3,499. 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).