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AT4041

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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  • Overview


    This premium electret condenser microphone is engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and live sound. The AT4041 cardioid studio condenser microphone features a smooth, extended frequency response with a slight rise in the high-frequency region and a transformerless output for very high SPL-handling capability. A unique combination of audio excellence and moderate cost, the AT4041 is a rugged microphone housed in a case of turned brass with black chrome plating for durability and low reflectivity. The element back plate holds a fixed charge and has been aged to provide energy stabilization. The surface of the back plate is precision milled to ensure maximum charge linearity, resulting in a reduction in both frequency response peaks and diaphragm break-up distortion.
  • Features


    • Smooth, extended frequency response with a slight rise occurring in the high-frequency region

    • Ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, piano, horns and under snare

    • Low-mass diaphragm improves transient response, increases response bandwidth and reduces handling and mechanical noise transfer

    • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients

    • State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards

    • Switchable hi-pass filter and rugged turned-brass microphone housing

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-36 dB (15.8 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)121 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 3.2 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT4.2 oz (120 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.28" (159.5 mm) long,
    0.83" (21.0 mm) body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8159 windscreen; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES1
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  • Downloads

    AT4041 Specification Sheet (pdf 328.88 KB)
    AT4041 Submittal Sheet (pdf 346.91 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    Versatile and affordable.

    5

    I love these mics and use them for a variety of applications. Overhead mics for use on a drum kit. Excellent choir mics. Ambient room / audience mics. Great for acoustic piano and many other acoustic instruments. My favorite small diaphram condenser mic. Proper placement of a pair of these mics will give you excellent reproduction of small, medium and large ensembles. Any serious recording engineer whether in-studio or on-location will benefit greatly by having these babies in your toolbox. I encourage you to experiment.

    San Diego

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    A recording basic.

    5

    They're amazing. I've relied on my pair of 4041's since 2001 and alongside a couple of Neumann184's have never left my side, in fact when I need more mid to high range, I prefer them over the pricey but "choclatey" Neumann's. "The girls" have recorded choirs, drums (close and overhead), glockenspiels, guitars, podcasts, birds, grass and airshows and most recently after 15 years of reliable service, they've been on interview/focus group duty recording a group of 8 people to 2 cams, and really impressed an agency with their small size on video and their large and sturdy sound which falls off smoothly when interviewees were placed fairly equidistant. Of course in interview, they do pick up more ambience than the usual hypercardoid choice but for economy of kit and range of uses, I confidently recommend an AT4041 pair as basic kit for any audio setup.

    London, UK

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    Great Recording Mics

    5

    These are really fantastic mics for all sorts of recording applications. I have used them as drum overheads, room mics, choir mics and they have handled it all very well. They are not as bright or as harsh as other mics which makes them much more useful for things like vocals where too much high frequency is a problem. Great to buy them in the stereo pair.

    Oregon

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  • Q & A

    Is that microphone good for recording panflute ? Or any other suggestions ?

    Dan

    Yes it is. I would also recommend any of the following: https://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/wired_mics/mics_by_application_PR.pl?group=instrument&application=Woodwinds#goto

    Brent

    Where may I purchase the tiny screws that mount the connector and electronics to the microphone body? We would like to purchase "a kit" that contains 10, 15, or 20 screws. We have managed to lose screws from several of our AT4041 microphones. Our guess is that over time these screws become loose and we fail to notice and tighten them. Regards, ~~~ 0;-Dan

    Dan

    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    is there an omni capsule made that can be installed on the body of the AT4041? I've been searching and found nothing, but after unscrewing the capsule on mine it certainly appeared that it could accept a different capsule.

    Dan

    Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there are not any other capsules made for this mic only cardioid.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    24 Volt Phantom My PA only has 24 volt Phantom Power. Will the AT4041 work ok with this?

    jazzbass12

    The AT4041 requires 48v phantom power. If your PA puts out only 24v, the microphone will work but not well, as you will be significantly under-powering the microphone (by 1/2). You will have significantly degraded performance, including decreased sensitivity and decreased max SPL handling. If 48v Phantom is not available, it is BEST to get a 48v supply for each AT4041 microphone. Be certain to use an XLR to XLR cable, as an XLR to 1/4 will NOT work.

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