AT4080

Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

MSRP* US$1,245.00
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


    Click here to read the AT4080 and AT4081 reviews.

    With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

    Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.

    *Pat. Nos.: 4627019, 4931510, 503809, 5006221, 5015027, 5103216
  • Features


    • Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement

    • Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability

    • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity

    • Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level

    • Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage

    • Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element

    • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
    • Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction

    • Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range

    • Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly

    • Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections

    • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers

    • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

    • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTRibbon
    POLAR PATTERNFigure-of-eight
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-18,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    NOISE22 dB SPL
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
    WEIGHT474 g (16.7 oz)
    DIMENSIONS177.5 mm (6.99") long,
    53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER1
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    AT4080 Specification Sheet (pdf 255.90 KB)
    AT4080 Submittal Sheet (pdf 380.15 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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    Although not a high-resolution video, this might give you an idea of what the AT4080 would sound like on male vocals:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOd...
    (courtesy of GearWire).

    However, since you are located in Turkey, for any further correspondence, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your worlds area (AT-UK):
    http://www.audio-technica.com/world...

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