Audio-Technica Debuts BP40 Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

New dynamic vocal microphone delivers clear and articulate vocal reproduction with rich, natural condenser-like sound for on-air broadcast, overdubs, podcasting and more

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Photo 1: BP40 Dynamic Broadcast Microphone with AT8483 Mounting Clamp (comes standard).

Photo 2: BP40 Dynamic Broadcast Microphone with AT8484 Shock Mount (available separately).

Las Vegas, NV 04-13-2015 Audio-Technica (booth C1745), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is debuting its BP40 Large-Diaphragm Broadcast Microphone, a dynamic vocal microphone with rich, clear, natural condenser-like sound for a variety of applications including radio, overdubs, post-production, podcasting and more. The mic’s hypercardioid polar pattern provides isolation of the desired sound source, and maximum off-axis rejection when working in close production environments. Its optimized capsule placement helps maintain a commanding vocal presence even at a distance, while the multistage windscreen provides superior internal pop filtering. It also includes a switchable 100 Hz high-pass filter to provide even more pop protection.

The BP40’s large diameter diaphragm features patented floating-edge construction that maximizes diaphragm surface area and optimizes overall diaphragm performance, while the humbucking voice coil prevents electromagnetic interference (EMI) (e.g.,,from video monitors, AC power, etc.). The mic’s design, inspired by the visual representation of a waveform, features rugged, all-metal construction for dependable use in professional broadcast environments. The BP40 comes standard with the AT8483 mounting clamp, and for additional protection from noise, shock and vibration, the optional AT8484 shock mount is available separately.

BP40 Specifications:
• Element: Dynamic
• Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
• Frequency response: 50-16,000 Hz
• Low frequency roll-off: 100 Hz, 6 dB/octave
• Open circuit sensitivity: –48 dB (3.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
• Impedance: 450 ohms
• Switch: Flat, roll-off
• Weight: 632 g (22.3 oz.)
• Dimensions: 164.0 mm (6.45") long, 56.0 mm (2.20") diameter
• Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
• Accessories furnished: AT8483 mounting clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch

The BP40 will be available July 2015 with a U.S. estimated street price of $349.00. The optional AT8484 shock mount will also be available July 2015 with a U.S. estimated street price of $99.00. For more information, please visit

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:

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Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth C1745 at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV.