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-Technicaís 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-Technicaís innovative MicroLinearô ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technicaís 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 MicroLinearô 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 Ė 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 SENSITIVITYĖ39 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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  • Downloads

    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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    How Should the AT-4080 be Stored?

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    Great question. While most ribbon microphones should be stored vertically, the AT4080 and AT4081 do not need to be. However, you may store the AT4080 microphone vertically if you feel more comfortable with it.

    If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
    audio-solutions@atus.com

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