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ATM450

Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone


U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview


    One of the new stars of the Artist Series remake, the ATM450 cardioid condenser offers an innovative side-address stick design for endless placement options and minimal obstructions. The microphone is equipped with an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter that provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The ATM450 also features a switchable 10 dB pad that lowers the microphone's sensitivity, providing higher SPL capability for flexible use with a wide range of performers and system configurations. The microphone’s extended flat frequency response makes it ideal for high SPLs as well as for live and amplified acoustic instruments. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.
  • Features


    • Unique side-address stick design maximizes placement options with minimal obstructions

    • Uncompromising sound quality for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments

    • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad

    • Durable performance for professional applications

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

    • Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use

    • Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE40-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE200 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL152 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)127 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical
    SWITCHESFlat, roll-off; 10 dB pad
    WEIGHT98 g (3.5 oz)
    DIMENSIONS126.9 mm (5.00") long,
    21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES11
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    ATM450 Specification Sheet (pdf 348.21 KB)
    ATM450 Submittal Sheet (pdf 228.74 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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