AT8031

Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

MSRP* US$179.00
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 AT8031 is ideal for close-up interviews, vocals, overheads, piano, and strings. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. The mic’s proximity effect provides added warmth when used close up. Features include a large protective screen that reduces “popping” and sibilant distortion. It operates on battery or phantom power.
  • Features


    • Ideal for close-up vocals, overheads, piano and strings

    • Low-mass diaphragm ensures minimum distortion

    • Cardioid pattern provides added warmth when used close up

    • 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 PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 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
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V AA/UM3
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical
    (alkaline)
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT205 g (7.2 oz)
    DIMENSIONS193.0 mm (7.60") long,
    50.3 mm (1.98") 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; AT8114 windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES7
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  • Downloads

    AT8031 Specification Sheet (pdf 325.92 KB)
    AT8031 Submittal Sheet (pdf 190.07 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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