Audio-Technica Now Shipping New AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

— The AT5047 is the latest addition to A-T’s acclaimed 50 Series —


Stow, OH 07-28-2017 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is now shipping its new AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. The most recent addition to A-T’s 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.

AT5047 specifications:
• Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
• Polar Pattern: Cardioid
• Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
• Open Circuit Sensitivity: -29 dB (35.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
• Impedance: 150 ohms
• Maximum Input Sound Level: 148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
• Noise: 6 dB SPL
• Dynamic Range (typical): 142 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 88 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
• Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 2.7 mA typical
• Weight: 592 g (20.9 oz)
• Dimensions: 165.3 mm (6.51'') long, 57.0 mm (2.24'') maximum body diameter
• Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
• Accessories Furnished: AT8480 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 3/8" to 5/8" stand adapter; protective carrying case

The AT5047 is now available at a U.S. price of $3,499.

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 Tim Page (tpage@audio-technica.eu).
In Germany, contact Sandi Bischof (abischof@audio-technica.de); in France, contact Cynthia El Hakim (celhakim@audio-technica-europe.com).