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Audio-Technica Introduces ATM510 Cardioid and ATM610a Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphones

— Microphones feature a newly designed superior internal shock mounting, reducing handling and stage noise —

Anaheim, CA 01-19-2012 WINTER NAMM SHOW — Audio-Technica (booth 6740/Hall A), a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” introduces its new ATM510 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone and ATM610a Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone. The units’ respective polar patterns both reduce the pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. The ATM510 is designed specifically for close-up vocal use in professional live-sound applications, and the ATM610a is intended for both lead and backup vocal use and is especially effective on loud stages.

Delivering durable performance for professional applications, both microphones feature a rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use; a newly designed superior internal shock mounting, which reduces handling and stage noise; Hi-ENERGY® neodymium magnets for articulate vocal reproduction; a multi-stage grille design, offering excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity; Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp for silent, flexible microphone positioning; and corrosion-resistant contacts from the gold-plated XLRM-type connector.

ATM510 and ATM610a Specifications:
Element: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: ATM510: Cardioid
ATM610a: Hypercardioid
Frequency Response: ATM510: 90 to 16,000 Hz
ATM 610a: 40 to 16,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -55 dB (1.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 300 ohms
Weight: ATM510: 8.2 oz (233 g)
ATM610a: 9.9 oz (280 g)
ATM510: 6.69" (170.0 mm) long,
2.11" (53.7 mm) head diameter
ATM610a: 6.97" (177.0 mm) long,
1.89" (48.0 mm) diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Audio-Technica-style case: T6
Accessories Furnished: AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded
stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter;
soft protective pouch

The ATM510 and ATM610a will be available late January 2012 with pricing as follows:

ATM510 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone: $169.00 U.S. MSRP ($99.00 MAP)
ATM610a Hypercardoid Dynamic Handheld Microphone: $259.00 U.S. MSRP ($149.00 MAP)

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Celebrating 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web:

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (; in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (; in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth 6740 (Hall A) during the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.