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Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone  

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Overview

  • Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user
  • Large-diaphragm element and true condenser design
  • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $529.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $150.00
  • Your Price:
    $37900

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The ultimate vocal performance instrument.

The Audio-Technica AE5400 is a cardioid capacitor microphone that delivers pristine sound quality for the most discriminating user. Qualities include large-diaphragm element and true condenser design, superior anti-shock engineering, and excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromise of high-frequency clarity. Its robust design assures enduring dependability under road use. Includes an integral 80Hz HPF switch and 10dB pad.
Requires phantom power.

Features

  • Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user
  • Large-diaphragm element and true condenser design
  • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance
  • Excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity
  • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
  • Integral 80HZ HPF switch and 10dB pad

Order today and have the hottest vocal mic on the market.

 
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Audio-TechnicaAE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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4.0

Warm & articulate

By matttheaxe

from Canton Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Professional Recording

Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

I have quite a locker of mics. Situations require me being ready for a mic change off the cuff.
While this mic is not the brightest condenser in the bunch-it just might be the warmest.
Many people call a mic warm when its actually just lacking in the high end dept.
This mic has a nice sheen top and and actually has a warm character.
It is definitely the hottest mic I have, and its not a problem to me.
Its a bit heavy and might become a bit burdensome for hours of being held in the hand at a time, but I'm sure it could withstand a ton of abuse.
Built like an Abrams tank.

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5.0

Truly Amazing Quality!

By Chuck

from Kent,Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    I found the sound quality if this microphone to be truly exceptional in every way. I have used A-T microphoines for 30 years but this is by far the most remarkable mic I have yet preformed with! If you are a singer- treat yourself!! You truly will be amazed!

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Changes EVERYTHING!!!

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    I am a worship leader/ singer/ songwriter and have been singing and making music my entire life. When I purchased this mic, I expected it to be major steps up as far as sound quality....let me just say... I had absolutely no idea what I was in for!!! Without exaggerating...This mic literally changed the way my brain perceives quality... If you are going to be performing for people, you will not be able to make a better decision than BUYING THIS MIC!!! It simply does not get any better than this. I was a little apprehensive spending this kind of money on something I had never tested, but Musicians Friend has an awesome 45 satisfaction guarantee... however, in this case... They are not getting this baby back unless they pry it out of my cold dead hands!

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    USED BY THE PRO'S - EXCELLENT

    By John-R_GAo

    from Roselle, IL

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    This is the real thing; a true studio recording mic built into a hand-held format. It cuts through the mix and is everything the manufacturer described. I'm a classically trained tenor with a 3 octave range. I saw Andrea Bocelli using this mic on his "Under the Desert Sky" DVD. I think there's a good reason he chose to use it. I own this mic and the Neumann kms 105. I like both equally, this mic is a little brighter in sound and hotter than the Neumann. Both produce a very nice warm sound. Comparatively the Neumann is not better sounding; and at almost double the price it's not justified. Save your money and buy the AE 5400 instead! You'll sound great and you'll have more jingle in your pocket too. Keep on singing!!!!!

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AT AE5400

    By MusicMan-9mG09

    from Spirit Lake, Iowa

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    Having been an active vocalist for almost ten years, I would highly recommend this microphone to anyone looking for an upgrade. Prior to owning this mic I used a Shure SM58 for about seven years, but after that time I felt as though I was working too hard to get the nuance I wanted while playing. Also, during long gigs I found that my voice would show more fatigue as I began working to sing songs more musically with finer detail to inflection and other vocal effects. I purchased this mic after performing a side by side comparison with several Audix Mics, Shure Beta 87, and several Sennheiser products and to my ears this mic won easily. It provides a very clear and uncolored sound while maintaing a great deal of detail and presence. This mic very naturally cuts through a mix without sounding harsh, and therefore is probably better suited for a lead vocalist. I also am a co-owner for a small regional sound company and this is the mic that we always give to the artists that will use a wired mic. So far its worked for: Pure Prairie League, Mel McDaniel, and will soon be used by T Graham Brown, as well as several other lesser-known artists. I don't claim to be an expert on sound, but I feel that I probably know enough to tell most consumers that this is a great purchase, and if used properly this mic will provide years of service.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Vocal Mic!!!!

    By Dave-fM.gx

    from Southern California

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    This mic is an amazing mic for live vocals. Tons of clean gain, crisp, clean sound that cuts through any mix. I've used it in many live settings and it has always gotten the job done. I've also used the wireless version of this mic, and it too is a great mic.

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    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Mic but too hot

    By SleeveDotCom

    from Los Angeles, Ca.

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    This mic sounds great but has too much gain. I bought a Shure Condensor, and another brand condensor. Of the 3, this is the hardest to use live due to it being so powerful. It's hard to control compared to the Shure condensor. Of the 3, the Shure condensor is the best.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Fabulous

    By SoundsPrettyGood

    from Dallas TX

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    This is a great vocal mic, especially on male voices. It cuts through the mix with incredible clarity and with little need for EQ. Any professional who likes the 4050 will love this mic.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING

    By Halley

    from Rocklin, CA

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    This microphone has an amazing sound. Very clear and crisp. Great for female vocals.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome live vocal mic

    By pianoman-MlIG5

    from Janesville, WI

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Capacitor Microphone:

    i recently went to see elton john and billy joels face to face tour and this was THE mic that billy joel used for his vocals if thats not a good recommendation, i don't know what is. just that the description says this mic has pristene sound quality and sounds great on vocals, buy one NOW.

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