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Crafted in the honoured tradition of Audio-Technica’s 40 Series microphones, the new AT4040 represents a leap forward to the next generation of technology and design.

04-01-2002 The new large-diaphragm microphone features a true condenser design (externally polarized) and utilizes Audio-Technica’s latest transducer technology with state-of-the-art surface-mount electronics and transformerless circuitry. Audio-Technica’s engineering team developed an entirely new large-diaphragm element for the AT4040, designed specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics with a wide dynamic range and the ability to handle extremely high SPL’s. The AT4040 has a cardioid polar pattern and utilizes an aged, vapour-deposited-gold large-diaphragm capacitor element. A nickel-plated brass element baffle has been precision-machined to provide enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity. An open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections. In addition, the AT4040’s two-micron-thick diaphragm provides accurate reproduction of even the subtlest sounds without sacrificing high-frequency performance. The AT4040’s distinctive transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and retains the ability to deliver high-speed transients. The AT4040 requires 48V phantom power and has a switchable low-frequency roll-off (at 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave). Like all 40 Series microphones, each AT4040 is individually tested to ensure the microphone maintains optimum performance characteristics and consistency from model to model while providing smooth, natural sound, a wide dynamic range, and extremely high SPL capability. “The new AT4040 represents the ongoing evolution of our critically acclaimed 40 Series microphones,” stated Michael Edwards, product manager. “Incorporating our latest cutting-edge transducer technology and design, the versatile AT4040 will appeal to artists, engineers and producers looking for a mic that delivers an eloquent, well-focused, musical sound with reliability and consistency.”