PRO 70

Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone

MSRP* US$129.00
Two-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


    This miniature condenser microphone achieves full-sounding pickup and is known for outstanding consistency and dependable performance. Supplied with both a clothing clip and guitar mount, it provides natural and articulate vocal reproduction when used as a clip-on lavalier and excels in pickup of acoustic guitar. The PRO 70 is designed to make music and speech clearly and comfortably audible, yet never draw attention to itself or its operation. The microphone is equipped with a low-frequency roll-off switch that allows for reduced pickup of room noise. The versatile PRO 70 may be powered by either battery or phantom power. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source.
  • Features

    • Miniature condenser microphone is ideal for both vocal and acoustic guitar applications

    • Natural and articulate vocal reproduction when used as a clip-on lavalieróclothing clip included

    • Excels in pickup of acoustic guitar with included instrument adapter

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

    • Switchable low-frequency roll-off

    • Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector

    • Operates on battery or phantom power

    • 6' (1.8 m) cable permanently attached between microphone and power module

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE100-14,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 8 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPhantom: -45 dB (5.6 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Battery: -45 dB (5.6 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPhantom: 200 ohms
    Battery: 200 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPhantom: 123 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Battery: 123 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)Phantom: 96 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Battery: 96 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO67 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V AA/UM3
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
    SWITCHOff, on-flat, on-roll-off
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)0.3 oz (8 g)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)4.7 oz (134 g)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)0.98" (25.0 mm) long,
    0.40" (10.2 mm) diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)3.27" (83.0 mm) H x
    2.48" (63.0 mm) W x
    0.87" (22.0 mm) D
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    CABLEIntegral 6' (1.8 m), permanently attached between microphone and power module
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8411 clothing clip; AT8444 instrument adapter; power module; windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM1
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    POLAR PATTERN
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    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    PRO 70 Specification Sheet (pdf 99.41 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaPRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    5.0

    Great Mic + Great Price = GREAT PRODUCT

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    from Washington DC

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

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        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone:

        I do Podcast interviews as well as Screen Cast. I run into a Tascam DR-40 digital recorder. Since I can inset a battery into the Pro 70, I never use the phantom power on the Tascam. The bass cut switch is great and this mic cuts my post production by 50%. I own for of these mics and if they were stolen from me, I would be on-line in a heart beat, buying four more!

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        • Live Sound
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        • Expert
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        • Over a year
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        5.0

        Excellent for guitar... with the AT8418 mount!

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        from RI

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

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            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone:

            used it on my gypsy guitar for 2 years... and just recently installed the AT8418 uniMount instead of the included 'guitar clip'.

            What a difference! highly recommended.. with this mount.

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            • Live Sound
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            5.0

            Nice instrument mic for cello

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            from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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                Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone:

                Our Cello/Classical guitar duo was our main bread and butter for some years. We've done many, many wedding ceremonies, fancy dinner parties etc as professional musicians. I've tried every piezo ceramic cello pickup made before switching my focus to mics. I decided to try the pro70 because it's billed as an instrument mic with a sound-hole clip. I built a make-shift mount to clip the mic in a good spot on the cello, and after some experimenting concluded that we had achieved adequate sound quality on the cello at long last. The pro70 brings a nice, warm, full signal into the mixing board with no unpleasant frequencies I've ever felt a need to EQ out of the mix.
                We've been gigging regularly with this mic for 6 or 7 years and never had a malfunction (other than low battery). We've been pretty careful with it, but it's still remarkably durable and reliable. I came to this site looking to buy 3 more so I can mic the string quartet.
                On a side note, I have tried to clip it on for vocals in a pinch and found it a really lousy setup for singing.

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                • Musician
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                2.0

                I got the Mic but recording via zoom h4n gives low recorded

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                from Hercules, CA, USA

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                  • poor sound quality when recorded through zoom h4n

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                    Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone:

                    I am not to happy with this AT-pro 70. I use this in my studio to record interviews via Zoom h4n. After the Recording is finished and imported to FCP(Final Cut Pro) for a play back the sound of the person speaking in very low. The mac volume is ste to 100%. In post I can fix that but I dont get the quality I need. So I will give it a try to a different mic.

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                    • Novice
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                    • Studio
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                    • Less than a month
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                    5.0

                    Great Mic

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                    from Los Angeles, CA, USA

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                    • Film/Video Production

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                        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone:

                        I am a legal videographer and have used these while filming depostions for over 2 years and am VERY pleased. These are extremely durable, on a weekly basis someone drops one and none have ever broke. And I very rarely experience any interference while using these.

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                        5.0

                        Great Mic & Great Price!

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                        from San Antonio, TX, USA

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                        • educational videos
                        • Film/Video Production
                        • House of Worship
                        • industrial videos
                        • Presentations
                        • Studio Broadcast

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                            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone:

                            I've purchase 3 for my company and based on my experience with the mics I purchased 8 for the school I teach film at. Great tool for interviews and some on the go quick voice overs. I recommend the Pro 70 to anyone.

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                            • Intermediate
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                            5.0

                            Great Mic for Interviews such as Legal Depositions

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                            from Alabama

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                                Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier/Instrument Microphone:

                                I have purchased this Mic since it came out many times over for my Legal Deposition business. You cannot come close to another mic that has this quality for this price.

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                                • Over a year

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                              • Q & A

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                                • Q:

                                  Is a mounting clip available for using with an acoustic guitar?
                                  Asked on 9/12/2016 by Guitartist from Kingsbury Quebec Canada

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. This mic comes with a special clip to use on instruments and will work on an acoustic guitar.

                                    Answered on 9/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                • Q:

                                  What connections are at power module for plug ins and what connection is at end of wire at microphone which is plugged into power module? Provide diagrams if available.
                                  I have my own chargeable battery power which I want to use instead of this power module supplied.
                                  Thanks in advance
                                  Asked on 7/6/2016 by Billy from Montreal, Canada

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. I would not use any other power device with this than the power module provided. First, it is permanently attached and removing it would void the warranty. Also, this power module is designed to provide optimal performance with this microphone.

                                    Answered on 7/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                • Q:

                                  Hello. I have the AT Pro 70 MIC, and I have lost the lapel/clothing clip. I have the instrument clip, but don't need that. How can I get a replacement clothing clip (I think a client walked away with it).

                                  Thank you.
                                  Asked on 5/25/2016 by Herman from Canada

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                                    A:

                                    The following accessories will work with the PRO70:
                                    • AT8116 Windscreen
                                    • AT8126 Windscreen
                                    • AT8411 Lavalier Clip*
                                    • AT8413 Lavalier Clip
                                    • AT8414 Lavalier Clip
                                    • AT8417 Lavalier Clip
                                    • AT8419 Lavalier Clip
                                    • AT8434 Lavalier Clip
                                    • AT8412 Dual Lavalier Clip
                                    • AT8444 Guitar/Instrument Clip
                                    • AT8418 Mini Gooseneck Instrument Mount
                                    • AT8468 Violin Mount

                                    The AT8411 is the stock/included clip for the PRO70. To purchase a replacement clip in Canada, please use your Canadian Store Locator:
                                    http://www.eriksonaudio.com/Stores_apr15/index.html

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

                                    Thanks!

                                    Answered on 5/27/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                • Q:

                                  ...unfortunately, i lost the guitar mount for the pro 70 at a gig.
                                  may i buy one from you? any ideas??

                                  thank you,
                                  debra
                                  Asked on 3/25/2016 by debra from United States

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                                • Q:

                                  I recently bought a Pro70 to make YouTube videos. However, I'm totally new to this and I'm not sure what else I need to get it to work - I bought a microphone cable but I'm not sure what else I need to actually be able to record. I'm going to be using the video function on my iPhone...

                                  Thanks in advance for the answer.
                                  Asked on 1/17/2016 by In need of help

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                                    A:

                                    To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                                    Thanks!

                                    Answered on 1/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                • Q:

                                  I want to use this in conjunction with my Zoom H5 and patch into my Canon 5D3 DSLR. I am aware that the Zoom H5 recorder has two XLR inputs. Will this mic plug directly into the H5 or do I need any adaptors or other cables?
                                  Asked on 1/11/2016 by Jeffrey from United States

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                                    A:

                                    The PRO70 features a permanently attached power-module with XLR output connection. Because of this, the PRO70 requires a standard XLR cable for connection to an XLR microphone input. Provided that you use a standard XLR cable out of the microphone into the Zoom H5, then you should be in good shape.

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

                                    Thanks!

                                    Answered on 1/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                • Q:

                                  Hello,

                                  can i connect the xlr to my camera (canon eos 550d) with a micro jack input. A chance of low quality or intensity ?

                                  Thanks
                                  Asked on 1/9/2016 by les francais from France

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                                    A:

                                    To provide you with the best possible answer/support, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area:
                                    http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

                                    Answered on 1/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                • Q:

                                  I connected this pro 70 lavalier mic to my Canon Vixia HF R20 handheld camcorder. I used an Unbalanced XLR to 3.5mm Female to Male Stereo Microphone Cable to plug into my camcorders 3.5mm port. The video's audio played great on my laptop and/or headphones but would not play on any mobile device. It was totally muffled and as if I was submerged in water. Why did this happen? What is the easiest fix? Do I need a different mic?
                                  Asked on 12/14/2015 by Dave from NY

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    For technical support, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                                    Thanks!

                                    Answered on 12/17/2015 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                • Q:

                                  The right channel is not recording.
                                  How to get both channels to record?
                                  Asked on 11/18/2015 by Suzanne from United States

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    The PRO70 is a mono microphone. You will want to see if the device you are plugging the microphone into will convert a mono signal into stereo.

                                    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for additional assistance with this.

                                    Answered on 11/19/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                • Q:

                                  Hi, I am in desperate need of windscreens for the pro70. I need 8. I cannot find them at any retailer. Please help!

                                  Thanks,
                                  Chris
                                  Asked on 9/3/2015 by Christophe from New York City

                                  2 answers

                                  • A:

                                    Hi,
                                    I just experienced the exact same issue as you're describing here... I noticed it's been a few months since you posted it and am wondering if you found a solution.
                                    Any help would be appreciated

                                    Answered on 1/24/2016 by Remi from Moncton, NB
                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Thanks for the inquiry!

                                    The windscreen model you are looking for is the AT8116 or the AT8126.

                                    http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/optional/wm.pl?options=M1

                                    You can contact your local Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer (which you can find on the homepage of our website) and they will get you up and running!

                                    Answered on 9/3/2015 by ATUS_Specialist4
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