AE6100

Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone

MSRP* US$189.00
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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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    The Artist Elite AE6100 hypercardioid dynamic vocal microphone delivers clean articulation, fast transients and high-output, assertive sound for the uncompromising vocalist. With a polar pattern tailored for outstanding on-axis response, the microphone offers maximum feedback rejection and superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise. For ultimate protection against vocal plosives, the mic’s hardened-steel outer grille is lined with fine steel mesh and a layer of open-cell foam. A foam disk positioned on top of the element assembly provides the final layer of “pop” protection.
  • Features


    • Assertive sound for the uncompromising vocalist

    • Great presence with excellent monitor cut

    • High output, fast transients and clean articulation

    • The back-cavity assembly “floats” inside the handle shell, providing exceptional isolation from handling noise

    • Maximum feedback rejection

    • Hypercardioid polar pattern improves isolation of desired sound source

    • Superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise

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

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

    • Tough, durable, resilient – built for the road

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNHypercardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE60-15,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-55 dB (1.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    WEIGHT10.9 oz (310 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.97" (177.0 mm) long,
    1.89" (48.0 mm) head diameter,
    1.30" to 0.87" (33.0 mm to 22.0 mm) tapered body 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; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLET4
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  • Downloads

    AE6100 Specification Sheet (pdf 62.03 KB)
    AE6100 Submittal Sheet (pdf 318.67 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Absolute best live mic I've ever used hands down

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    from WA

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent pop filtering
    • Great feedback rejection
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica AE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone:

        I bought my AE6100 around 2007 or 2008 and have used it in dozens of live shows and in limited recording applications.

        I've used a number of American and German made live mics, industry standards and workhorses in their own right, but the AE6100 fit me best.
        My voice is baritone and I do some screaming here and there with my super loud alternative metal band, and with other mics I'd always have feedback issues. Singing at lower volumes with other mics required cranking the gain, but when I'd scream there would be that squeal. You may think the issue was mic control, distance from the source, and that may have been an issue early on, but there was always the trouble with cacophonous stage volume, too. The loudest drummer on earth made mixing a nightmare in rehearsals and onstage.
        But those issues were solved with the AE6100. The feedback handling was what I wanted most, but I was stunned (and continue to be) by how clear and articulate this mic is in every single setting. I love it so much I bring it with me to sing karaoke.
        A quick sidenote -- hypercardioid mics have amazing peripheral sound rejection, but there is some pick up 180 degrees from the front of the mic. Don't stand directly in front of a monitor! 45 degrees or so is better.
        Honestly, a performer or artist develops a subjective relationship with their instrument and their tools. This mic fits me better than anything I've found so far. When you're ready to replace your old standby, you absolutely have to give this a shot.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Live Sound
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Intermediate
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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      • Q & A

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        • Q:

          I have replaced my ATM27HEs with the AE6100s.To the tune of 9 old to 8 new ones. I love both mics very much, but I seem to find that the 27's have a warmer sound with a better bass response. But the specs are the same... why the difference?, and how can I better utlize them? I gave away a couple of the 27's to former Shure 58 users...totally converted now!
          Asked on 2/22/2016 by Dayeton Larson from Canada

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. These have different elements. Even though the specs are similar, the frequency response can be different. If you like the ATM27HE, you may want to look at a new product we have the ATM230 See link

            http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/0696da772808b28f/index.html

            Answered on 3/10/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          I'm in a metal band... I do growls and screaming most of the times... I heard atm610a is a good one for this kinda music style cause it has a warm feeling to it... but I'm interested in this one too... it has good reviews... but my question is... will this mic make my screamings screechy..? cause I need a warm mic which won't give a thin noisy output when I'll be screaming... So what do you think..? should I take the atm610a or take this one spending 40 bucks more..?
          Asked on 10/8/2015 by Tanvir

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Both microphones would be good choices but I would always recommend trying them out for yourself and see what will best suit your needs.

            The AE6100 has a bit of a bump in the lower frequencies which may be to your liking.

            Answered on 10/9/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          I'm having some isolation issues with my AE6100, please help!

          I am a drummer who sings in a 3-piece live band. I bought this mic based on great reviews and I love the mic. However, i'm experiencing some isolation issues in regard to bleed from my cymbals and higher frequency stuff floating around the stage. We've tried EQing the mic but to no avail. Can you suggest anything? Apart from try a different mic (which I don't really want to do)
          Asked on 4/18/2014 by Wazza from United Kingdom

          2 answers

          • A:

            You could also try gating the mic, if you're not singing a lot.

            Answered on 2/15/2016 by Tones from Brisbane, Australia
          • A:

            thank you for your inquiry. Please note that the AE6100 has a hypercardioid pick up angle. This is great for side rejection but does have a bit of a pick up lobe at the rear of the mic. You will need to work with placement to keep the rear of the mic away from the cymbals.

            Answered on 4/21/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          could this mic be used in front of on amp or for infront of acoustic guitar
          Asked on 3/19/2014 by robotgib

          1 answer

          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. This will work very well in front of an amp. It could work in front of an acoustic guitar, although being a dynamic mic it is not overly sensitive.

            Answered on 3/25/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          What is the SPL handling of the microphone?

          Hi, just wondering if this microphone would be safe to use on toms or snare - thanks
          Asked on 3/2/2013 by MarcusH from NY

          1 answer

          • A:

            Typically speaking, Dynamic Microphones (like the AE6100) do not have an SPL rating/specification. A reason for this is because dynamic microphones have superior SPL handling capabilities, as compared to condenser microphones which have on-board electronics that can be over-loaded. The AE6000 is an excellent sounding microphone that will sound great with vocals, snare, toms, kick, guitar/bass cabinets, anything high SPL application (etc.).

            Answered on 3/4/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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