AE5400/LE

LIMITED EDITION Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

MSRP* US$629.00
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


    To celebrate Audio-Technica’s 50th Anniversary, A-T has introduced a special limited edition AE5400/LE Anniversary Microphone in a silver-colored metallic finish with blue accents. A unique serial number is etched on the surface of each AE5400/LE. The limited edition offering comes with a beautifully crafted wooden carrying case.

    The ultimate vocal performance instrument, the Artist Elite AE5400/LE cardioid condenser delivers pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user. With its superb sonic design, this true condenser features superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise and quiet performance. Featuring the same element as the classic AT4050 studio mic, its large-diaphragm capsule assures an accurate, natural response. It handles high SPL's and offers protection against plosives/sibilance without compromising high-frequency performance and clarity.

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  • Features


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

    • The ultimate vocal performance instrument

    • Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user

    • Same large-diaphragm element as the renowned AT4050 studio microphone; true condenser design

    • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance

    • High-quality double-sided PCB uses surface-mount components. Extensive grounding plane and attention to best-practice grounding methods minimize electrical noise

    • Multi-stage grille design offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity

    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    • Custom transformer improves performance specifications by isolating against noise and RF interference, and providing excellent saturation characteristics that contribute to smooth linear sound quality

    • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road

    • Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp provides silent, flexible microphone positioning

    • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTExternally polarized (DC Bias) condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE150 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL147 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    157 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
    NOISE14 dB SPL
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO80 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
    SWITCHESFlat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)
    WEIGHT330 g (11.6 oz)
    DIMENSIONS179.0 mm (7.05") long,
    50.0 mm (1.97") head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; wooden case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLET4
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    AE5400/LE Specification Sheet (pdf 436.84 KB)
    AE5400/LE Submittal Sheet (pdf 346.63 KB)
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