AT4080
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AT4080

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Overview

AT4080

  • Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
  • Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level
  • Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage
  • Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction
  • Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range
  • Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
  • Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
AT4080

Features

With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference. *Pat. Nos.: 4627019, 4931510, 503809, 5006221, 5015027, 5103216

Specifications

Microphones
Element Ribbon
Polar Pattern Figure-of-eight
Frequency Response 20 - 18,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Noise 22 dB SPL
Dynamic Range 128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
Weight 474g
Dimensions 177.5 mm (6.99") long, 53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8449aSV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
Audio-Technica Case Style R1

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Downloads

AT4080 Declaration of Conformity
AT4080 Frequency Response
AT4080 Polar Pattern
AT4080 Specification Sheet