|ELEMENT||Externally polarized (DC bias) capacitor|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20-20,000 Hz|
|LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF||80 Hz, 12 dB/octave|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||-34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL||145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
|NOISE||16 dB SPL|
|DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)||129 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL|
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO||78 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS||48V DC, 4.8 mA typical|
|SWITCH||Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)|
|WEIGHT||127 g (4.5 oz)|
|DIMENSIONS||155.0 mm (6.10") long,
21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
|OUTPUT CONNECTOR||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS||AT4049b-EL (omnidirectional);
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; protective carrying case|
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||S1|
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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone:
I use the 4053b indoors when shooting a talking head. The pattern adds a bit more presence and reduces the spill from a live room. It's a better choice compared to a line gradient mic. The roll off helps to reduce the rumbles from the exterior and machinery. It's a keeper for me.
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Q:Recording a club gig
A:Compared to the cardioid element that you have been using, the omnidirectional element is going to pick up sound equally well from all directions around it. I would think this would produce a great amount of "room noise" which is probably not what you desire. If the microphone is mounted to your camera, the omnidirectional element is also going to pick up camera operator noise.
Q:AT4053..no A or B at end of model number
A:Thank you for your inquiry. The difference between an AT4053 and an AT4053a was that we re-did the circuit board for surface mount construction. The performance was kept very close. The element did not change, and the resulting surface mount construction gave us just a touch higher sensitivity and slightly better noise. The heads are totally interchangeable and the difference from mic to mic old to new would all fall within the production tolerance of the older non-a versions. The b version has a pad and better signal to noise ratio (it's quieter).
Q:is this the most universal type of mic there is
A:Thank you for your inquiry and your comments. The AT4053b is a very versitile microphone, especially for instrument recording.