Audio-Technica AT8031
Handheld Condenser Microphone, Cardioid

OUR PART #  AT8031


The AT8031 is ideal for close-up interviews, vocals, overheads, piano, and strings. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. The mic’s proximity effect provides added warmth when used close up. Features include a large protective screen that reduces “popping” and sibilant distortion. It operates on battery or phantom power.

Features

  • Ideal for close-up vocals, overheads, piano and strings
  • Low-mass diaphragm ensures minimum distortion
  • Cardioid pattern provides added warmth when used close up
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
  • RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

Specifications

  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 30-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80Hz, 12 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: Phantom: -44 dB (6.3mV) re 1V at 1 Pa; Battery: -45 dB (5.6mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: Phantom: 250 ohms; Battery: 300 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: Phantom: 137 dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.; Battery: 123 dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic Range (typical): Phantom: 113 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL; Battery: 99 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 70 dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Battery Type: 1.5V AA/UM3
  • Battery Current/Life: 0.4 mA/1200 hours typical (alkaline)
  • Switch: Flat, roll-off
  • Weight: 7.2 oz
  • Dimensions: 7.6" long x 1.98" head diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories Furnished: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8114 windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
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