Audio-Technica AT4080
Ribbon Mic, Side Address

OUR PART #  AT4080


With the 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 Active 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. With 18 patents pending, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.

Features:

  • Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
  • Groundbreaking Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending
  • Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
  •  Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
  • Extremely powerful N50 neodymium 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


Specifications:

  • 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
  • Impedance :  100 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level :  150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Noise :  22 dB SPL
  • Dynamic Range (typical) :   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 :   474 g (16.7 oz)
  • Dimensions:   177.5 mm (6.99") long, 53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
  • Output Connector:   Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories Furnished:   AT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
  • Audio-Technica Case Style:   R1

 

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