Cardioid Condenser Microphone

MSRP* US$699.00
Five-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

  • studio microphone
  • side-address microphone
  • condenser studio microphone
  • microphone for studios
  • accessories for side-address microphone

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The rich, warm sound takes you back to the classic F.E.T. studio microphones. But thereís nothing remotely old-fashioned about the technology behind that vintage sound. The AT4047/SV studio condenserís dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range. With a wide dynamic range, incredibly low self-noise and high SPL capability, this versatile microphone excels on vocals, strings, acoustic guitar, instrument ensembles, small vocal groups and voiceovers.

    Check out audio samples and interior views of the AT4047/SV and other 40 Series side-address condensers

    AT4047/SV. Itís another in a venerable line of studio artistsí dreams come true: the 40 Series, from Audio-Technica.
  • Features

    • Designed for critical studio, live sound and broadcast applications

    • Transformer-coupled output and specially-tuned element provide sonic characteristics reminiscent of early F.E.T. studio microphone designs

    • Exceptionally low self-noise, wide dynamic range and high SPL capability

    • Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone

    • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity

    • Vintage silver-matte finish on microphone and shock mount

    • Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections

    • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards

    • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad

    • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTExternally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-35 dB (17.7 mV) dB re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)140 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO85 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    SWITCHESFlat, roll-off;
    10 dB pad (nominal)
    WEIGHT14.5 oz (410 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.69" (170.0 mm) long,
    2.10" (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8449a/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
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  • Downloads

    AT4047/SV Specification Sheet (pdf 56.15 KB)
    AT4047/SV Submittal Sheet (pdf 352.01 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews


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    Audio-TechnicaAT4047/SV Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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    A Masterpiece of Audio Technica


    from Caracas, Venezuela

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    • radio broadcast and production
    • Vocals
    • Voiceover/Dialog


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        Powerful and rich sound, clear, incredible price, excelent look is one of the best Condenser Microphones of the market

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        • Q:

          What is the appropriate windscreen for this mic? Is it the AT8137 or another one?
          Asked on 7/11/2017 by Alex from Montreal, Canada

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer


            Yes the AT8137 is the only windscreen for the AT4047 manufactured by Audio-Technica.

            Answered on 7/14/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Actually, I need to get informed about this abbreviation "SV". For instance, AT 4047 SV.
          What does SV mean? also "CL" like AT4033 CL?

          Asked on 10/26/2015 by AlirezaMoazzeni from IRAN

          1 answer

        • Q:

          I have misplaced my AT4047 carrying case. Do you offer them for purchase separately?
          Asked on 8/30/2015 by mercer102 from Houston, TX

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer


            Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.

            Answered on 9/3/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Is this mircophone good to record hip-hop/r&b vocals? IF not, which one would you recommend?

          im looking for a high quality microphone to take my music to the next level & im having trouble deciding.
          Asked on 5/26/2015 by Whiteboy from Miami, FL, USA

          1 answer

          • A:

            Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.

            Answered on 5/27/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
        • Q:

          how to restring the shock mount?
          Asked on 4/16/2014 by jhall

          2 answers

          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Please see the instructions at the below link.


            Answered on 4/21/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
          • A:

            Thank you for asking this question, it made me look at everyday objects to size the loops (see instructions) for re-stringing the bungie cord.

            A small pill bottle of 1-1/8", (27mm) fits neatly, just snug enough to stay put without stretching the cord.

            With 4 evenly sized objects just snugged in the lobes of the weave, you will have a perfectly sized, new suspension web for your mount.

            I would also like to thank AT for the great pictorial.

            Nice job!


            Answered on 1/28/2015 by headstack from New York, NY, USA
        • Q:

          Looking at At4047 on line. I,ve seen AT4047 and AT4047/SV is this the same mic.? What does the /SV stand for??
          Asked on 7/27/2011 by Kodi from Calif

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          • A:

            I'm not aware of an AT4047, only the AT4047/SV. The SV stands for "Silver" since the microphone is silver in color.

            Answered on 8/11/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager
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