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Audio Technica AT4080

Bi-Directional Active Ribbon Microphone with Figure-8 Pickup Pattern and Phantom-powered Electronics

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Audio-Technica AT4080

The Audio Technica AT4080 active ribbon microphone gives you the unbeatably smooth, natural sound of a great ribbon mic, plus the kind of rock solid reliability not always associated with a ribbon. Housed in a classically rugged, suspension cradled housing that resembles a side address condenser microphone, the AT4080 flourishes in both studio and live environments. This mic's innovative, robust ribbon design makes it worthy of a long-term spot in your mic locker.

Product Features:

  • Bi-Directional Active Ribbon Microphone
  • Smooth, warm and natural sound for recording, broadcast, and sound-reinforcement applications
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
  • Ultrafine mesh guards against ribbon damage
  • Classic bidirectional polar pattern picks up
  • 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
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

Product Specifications:

  • Polar pattern: Figure-8
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-18kHz
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -39dB (7.9 mV) dB re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Max input sound level: 150dB SPL, 1kHz at 1 percent T.H.D.
  • Noise: 22dB SPL
  • Dynamic range (typical): Mid - 128dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 72dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
  • Dimensions: 2.1"W x 2.1"D x 6.99"H
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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.

Instrument
Designed Applications
The intended application the microphone is designed for.
Broadcasting
Vocals
Spoken Word
Public Address
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.
Top
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).
20 - 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".
128 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.
72 dB
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
100 ohms
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).

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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

AT4080

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

at4080

Internal Product ID

42817

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 AT4080

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