AT4050

Multi-pattern 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.



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  • Overview


    Meet the studio condenser that captures every nuance. With three switchable polar patterns, the large-diaphragm Audio-Technica AT4050 exhibits a remarkable combination of qualities: high-SPL capability with transparent and airy uppers/mids complemented by rich low-end qualities. Its 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.

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    Ideal for studio use and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.

    Audio-Technica’s AT4050. For performance that legends are made of.
  • Features


    • Transparent uppers/mids balanced by rich low-end qualities combine with advanced acoustic engineering for extensive performance capabilities and highest quality

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

    • The 2-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process so that the optimum characteristics achieved remain constant over years of use

    • Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight

    • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients

    • 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
    POLAR PATTERNSCardioid,
    Omnidirectional,
    Figure-of-eight
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-18,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-36 dB (15.8 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
    NOISE17 dB
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
    SWITCHESPolar selection;
    Flat, roll-off;
    10 dB pad (nominal)
    WEIGHT18.0 oz (510 g)
    DIMENSIONS7.40" (188.0 mm) long,
    2.10" (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORSIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8449 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER1
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    POLAR PATTERN
    CARDIOID
    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    OMNIDIRECTIONAL
    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    FIGURE-OF-EIGHT
    POLAR PATTERN
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    CARDIOID
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    OMNIDIRECTIONAL
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FIGURE-OF-EIGHT
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE



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  • Downloads

    AT4050 Specification Sheet (pdf 411.12 KB)
    AT4050 Submittal Sheet (pdf 530.14 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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