|ELEMENT||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20-20,000 Hz|
|LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF||80 Hz, 12 dB/octave|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||-36 dB (15.8 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL||148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
158 dB SPL with 10 dB pad (nominal)
|NOISE||11 dB SPL|
|DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)||137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL|
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO||83 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS||11-52V DC, 3.2 mA typical|
10 dB pad (nominal)
|WEIGHT||5.0 oz (143 g)|
|DIMENSIONS||5.85" (148.5 mm) long,
1.02" (26.0 mm) maximum diameter
|OUTPUT CONNECTOR||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8136 windscreen; soft protective pouch|
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||S4|
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Comments about Audio-Technica AE5100 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone:
Using the AE5100 in a live trumpet performance environment has proved to me again the extreme high quality of the Audio Technica line. Sound reinforcement at any playing volume is superb whether indoors or out. I have never experienced any negative issues with this device, and have made good use of the AE5100 for over six years now. Even when the part calls for vocal use, this device provides a most natural sound. I fully expect another several years of solid sound reproduction from this microphone. Please, take comfort in knowing that this microphone will faithfully serve as a most valuable and reliable tool for 'work' or 'play'. Sincerely, Andy, Medina, Ohio
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Q:I noticed the 5100 has the same max input level of 148dB as the AE3000, but only the 3000 is listed has handling high SPL. can I not use the 5100 on a snare or guitar cabinet?
A:Excellent observation. The AE3000 and AE5100 both can be used on Guitar Cabinets or Snare, or any other higher-SPL instrument. On any higher-SPL instrument, however, you might want to consider using either microphone's -10dB Pad/Attenuator.
Q:AT4041 or AE5100 for live concert recording of orchestra
A:Thank you for your inquiry. You ask a great question that is very hard to answer. Both are very nice microphones and the frequency response is extremely close. I think it would come down to large diaphragm verses small diaphragm. The AE5100 has a large diaphragm and the AT4041 has a small diaphragm. Small diaphragms react quicker to transients, although in your application I don't see that as anything to worry about. I am personally a fan of the AE5100 and use these in many applications, so they would get my vote. Actually, you could not go wrong with either.
Q:AT4040 or AE5100 ?
A:Both microphones would be excellent for recording finger-style acoustic guitar. When selecting microphones of this caliber, it becomes a matter of taste as to which microphone would be "better". Although both microphones are large-diaphragm condenser microphones, the AT4040 has a brighter sound and might be more versicle in the long run.