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Audio Technica AT-4081 is a 'Stick Design' Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone That Includes Audio Technica's Lifetime Warranty
Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.
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.
Bidrectional Ribbon Microphone
Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options
Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction
Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level
Superfine mesh guards against ribbon damage
High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
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LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY
-42 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL
150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
25 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)
125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS
48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
152 g (4.4 oz)
155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case