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Audio-Technica AT5047 Studio Microphone Wins Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award

— The new flagship AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone is rapidly becoming the microphone of choice for prominent engineers and producers working in numerous genres of music —


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Photo 1: Pictured L-R: Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director, Professional Markets; Jeff Simcox, Audio-Technica Executive Director of Marketing Communications; and Chris Nighman, Audio-Technica ‎Product Manager for Professional Wired Products, pictured with Audio-Technica’s 2018 NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the “Microphones – Recording” category, at the 33rd Annual TEC Awards, presented Saturday, January 27, 2018, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Photo courtesy of the NAMM Foundation/TEC Awards.

Photo 2: AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone

Stow, OH 02-07-2018 The new AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone from Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has received a NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the “Microphones – Recording” category. Presented by the NAMM Foundation, the awards celebrate the best in professional audio and sound production. The 33rd Annual TEC Awards were presented Saturday, January 27, 2018, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director, Professional Markets, remarked, “It is a true honor to be recognized by our industry peers for the innovation that the AT5047 represents. Immense care went into its creation, and end users are responding with overwhelmingly positive reactions. We thank the voters of the TEC Awards for this prestigious honor.”

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites.

About the AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone
The AT5047 is a premier studio microphone that is equally at home capturing instruments and vocals. Boasting an exceptionally wide dynamic range – the widest among all Audio-Technica microphones – the AT5047 captures the full, expressive character of a sound source, no matter how loud or how soft. And since it is equipped with a transformer-coupled output, the microphone maintains a constant load output impedance, even when capturing sources at extreme SPL, resulting in a stable relationship between the mic and a mic preamp or console input. The AT5047 features four rectangular two-micron-thick diaphragms, which function together to provide a combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm. Discrete components have been carefully selected and optimized for maximum performance and compatibility with a wide array of microphone preamps and console inputs. Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body, and the included advanced-design AT8480 shock mount provides superior isolation. With an elegant, durable housing of aluminum and brass, each AT5047 has been hand-assembled and inspected for 100% quality control. A custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport.

Celebrating over 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 Jamie Bobek, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, contact Tim Page (tpage@audio-technica.eu).