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Audio Technica AT4081

Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone

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Microphone Features:
  • Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone
  • Designed specifically for wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more)
  • Bidirectional figure-8 pick-up pattern
  • Low profile stick design provides you with various placement options
  • Durable body construction for long-lasting performance
  • Proprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durability
  • Unique dual ribbon design for enhanced sensitivity
  • Powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
  • Superfine mesh screen guards against ribbon damage
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Phantom powered active electronics provide stable impedance
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Microphone Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: 30-18,000 Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -42 dB
  • Maximum SPL: 150 dB
  • Noise: 25 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 125 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 69 dB
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Color: Silver
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (152 g)
  • Dimensions: 6-1/8"L x 13/16"D
Package Includes
  1. AT4081 Microphone
  2. AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands
  3. 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter
  4. Windscreen
  5. Protective carrying case
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Microphone Specifications

Microphone Type
This is the type of microphone included with the purchase of the item.

Wireless:All of these microphones can be used without the necessity of wires or cables to connect them. They usually come with a receiver that connects to the input device where the audio signal is being sent.

Shotgun: These microphones are suspended on a boom and are used primarily in video production and broadcasting.

Lavaliere: These microphones are clipped on to the lapel or tie of the talent for broadcast and video production audio.

Table Top: These microphones are designed with a built in stand or to be placed on a table top stand to be used for broadcasting and podcasting applications.

Headset: These microphones are to be worn on the head typically for live performance and theater production.

Handheld: These microphones are held in the hand and are used in a wide range of applications primarily vocals and public address.

Clamp On: These microphones attach directly on to an instrument.

Drum Package: These microphones are an all in one package for drums typically made of dynamic Kick, Snare, Tom, and a stereo condenser pair of overhead mics for Cymbals.

Studio
Designed Applications
The intended application the microphone is designed for.
Acoustic Guitar
Drums
Guitar Amps
Instruments
Number of Microphones
This is the number of microphones that are included in the package.
1
Polar Patterns
The polar pattern of a microphone determines how sensitive it is to receiving sounds as they arrive at different angles.
Bi-directional
Transducer Type
The transducer type is the manner in which the audio signal is converted into an electrical signal.
Ribbon
Address
The configuration of the capsule determining on which side the microphone is sung or spoken into.
Side
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
30 - 18,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
-42 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
69 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
This is the maximum sound pressure level that the microphone is capable of accepting and transferring into an electrical signal.
150 dB
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
100 ohms
Roll Off Filter
A low frequency filter found on microphones commonly expressed with a threshold in Hz and a slope in -dB/Octave.
Not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirement
Condenser microphones require an external power source to operate. Typically a +48v DC charge commonly refereed to as Phantom Power.
+48v (Phantom)
Connection Type
This is the manner in which the microphone connects to the source unit. For wired microphones, this is the connector that directly connects the microphone to the mixer (or other input source unit). For wireless microphones, this is the connection that connects the microphones receiver to the mixer (or other input source unit).
XLR
Length
The overall length of the microphone.
6-1/8"
Diameter (inches)
A straight line running from one side of a circle or other rounded geometric figure through the center to the other side, or the length of this line
13/16"

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AT4081

Weight

5.40lbs

Internal SKU

at4081

Internal Product ID

39823

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Audio Technica AT4081

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