Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

MSRP* US$239.00
Five-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

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

  • Overview

    Ideal for interviews, pickup of audience reaction, and musical events, the AT8010 features an omnidirectional polar pattern that provides maximum ambient pickup. The microphone provides an extremely smooth, extended response on- and off-axis. Operates on battery or phantom power.
  • Features

    • Ideal for interviews, group vocals, strings, cymbal overheads, acoustic guitar and piano

    • Omnidirectional polar pattern provides maximum ambient pickup

    • Extremely smooth, extended response on- and off-axis

    • Low sensitivity to popping and overload

    • Operates on battery or phantom power

    • RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNOmnidirectional
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPhantom: –44 dB (6.3 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Battery: –45 dB (5.6 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPhantom: 250 ohms
    Battery: 300 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPhantom: 137 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Battery: 123 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)Phantom: 113 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Battery: 99 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT165 g (5.8 oz)
    DIMENSIONS178.0 mm (7.01") long,
    26.0 mm (1.02") head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8136 windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
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  • Downloads

    AT8010 Specification Sheet (pdf 110.70 KB)
    AT8010 Submittal Sheet (pdf 379.49 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      How do I change the battery?
      Asked on 9/23/2015 by Bill from Michigan

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        You may reveal the battery compartment by unscrewing the handle from the tapered element casing.

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

        Answered on 9/24/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      should I have phantom power on or off on my recording device when using this mic?
      Asked on 6/27/2015 by Willow

      1 answer

      • A:

        The AT8010 has two powering options. You can either place the provided single AA 1.5 V battery in the power module and power the mic off the battery, or you can leave the battery out and power it off the phantom power the recording device provides.

        Answered on 6/29/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Is there an on/off switch?

      I can't locate it and would like to conserve the power when not in use. Plus, I wonder how to tell when the batteries are low.
      Asked on 8/23/2013 by Daox

      1 answer

      • A:

        The only Switch on the AT8010 is the Flat (relative), and (low-frequency) Roll-Off. The AT8010 does NOT feature an On/Off Switch.

        One AA Alkaline Battery should last you about 1200 Hours, or about 5 weeks straight. The only way to tell when the batteries are low is to try them with a battery tester. An affordable AA battery tester is the Amprobe BAT-200.


        Answered on 8/23/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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