AT4053a (DISCONTINUED)

Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone-

MSRP* US$595.00

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



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    Ideal for professional recording and critical applications in broadcast, this 40 Series hypercardioid condenser microphone consists of the AT4900a-48 body with the AT4053a-EL hypercardioid element. This versatile studio performer may be used with confidence in a wide variety of professional miking applications, even under the stringent demands of modern digital recording systems. Featuring direct-coupled balanced outputs for clean signals in high-output conditions, the microphone is totally free of the distortion associated with conventional transformer-coupled outputs. And its fast response to transients contributes to the open, transparent reproduction of even the most difficult-to-capture instruments.
  • Features


    • Direct-coupled, balanced output ensures a clean signal even in high-output conditions

    • Exceptionally low self-noise, very high output and fast transient response

    • Accepts optional interchangeable capsules: AT4049a-EL (omnidirectional) and AT4051a-EL (cardioid)

    • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter

    • Turned-brass microphone housing with black chrome plating

    • The AT4053a consists of two modular subassemblies: an AT4900a-48 body and an AT4053a-EL head capsule (both available separately)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTExternally polarized (DC bias) condenser
    POLAR PATTERNHypercardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-33 dB (22.4 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL146 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    NOISE19 dB SPL
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)127 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 3.2 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT4.2 oz (120 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.10" (155.0 mm) long,
    0.83" (21.0 mm) body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSAT4049a-EL (omnidirectional);
    AT4051a-EL (cardioid)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8159 foam windscreen; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES1
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  • Downloads

    AT4053a Specification Sheet (pdf 57.63 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts