AT4050/LE (DISCONTINUED)

LIMITED EDITION Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone

MSRP* US$995.00
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


    The Limited Edition AT4050/LE microphone has been discontinued. Please see the AT4050 Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone.

    To celebrate Audio-Technica’s 50th Anniversary, A-T has introduced a special limited edition AT4050/LE Anniversary Microphone in a silver-colored metallic finish with blue accents. A unique serial number is etched on the surface of each AT4050/LE. The limited edition offering comes with a beautifully crafted wooden carrying case.

    With three switchable polar patterns, the large-diaphragm Audio-Technica AT4050/LE 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.

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

    Audio-Technica’s AT4050/LE. For performance that legends are made of.

    To read about A-T’s history & see more 50th Anniversary Limited Edition products, click here.
  • Features


    • Special 50th anniversary edition in silver-colored metallic finish with etched-on serial number and carefully crafted wooden carrying case

    • 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)
    WEIGHT510 g (18.0 oz)
    DIMENSIONS188.0 mm (7.40") long,
    53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORSIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8449 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8”-27 to 3/8”-16 threaded adapter; microphone dust cover; wooden 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/LE Specification Sheet (pdf 584.13 KB)
    AT4050/LE Submittal Sheet (pdf 494.12 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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    • Q:

      How many AT4050 LE mics were made?

      I have serial number 371 and I absolutely love it. It sounds great. Are the serial numbers sequential?
      Asked on 1/25/2014 by Jeremiah from Austin, TX, USA

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      • A:

        Audio-Technica manufactured 1,000 AT4050/LE microphones.

        Thanks!

        Answered on 1/31/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      4050 anniversary. Same mic?

      Hi, I noticed that the4050/LE is showing up on websites for two hundred dollars less than the standard version. Is it the same mic? Same circuit? Same grade parts? There is little information about it so I wanted to make sure it wasn't an inferior product. I've heard the standard and like it, but if they're the same I'll get t the less expensive one. Thanks.
      Asked on 12/30/2013 by Brotherben from Iowa city

      1 answer

      • A:

        The AT4050/LE is the anniversary edition of the AT4050. They are the exact same microphone, except for the color. Also, the quality control is so tight on the 40 Series, that virtually every pair of same-model 40 Series is a matched pair. In other words, if you purchase two AT4050’s from different vendors, they will still be technically considered a matched pair. Again, this is due to the incredibly strict quality-control of Audio-Technica 40 Series microphones.

        Thanks!

        Answered on 1/3/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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