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Audio-Technica ATM450 Condenser Instrument Microphone  

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Overview

  • Unique side-address stick design maximizes placement options with minimal obstructions
  • Uncompromising sound quality for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
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    $449.00
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The ATM450 cardioid condenser offers an innovative side-address stick design for endless placement options and minimal obstructions. The microphone is equipped with an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter that provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. Audio Technica ATM450 also features a switchable 10 dB pad that lowers the microphone's sensitivity, providing higher SPL capability for flexible use with a wide range of performers and system configurations. The condenser microphone's extended flat frequency response makes it ideal for high SPLs as well as for live and amplified acoustic instruments. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.
Requires phantom power.

Features

  • Unique side-address stick design maximizes placement options with minimal obstructions
  • Uncompromising sound quality for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
  • Durable performance for professional applications
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use
  • Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning
  • Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
 

ATM450 Condenser Instrument Microphone Specifications:

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
  • Low frequency roll-off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • Open circuit sensitivity: —41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Maximum input sound level: 152 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic range (typical): 127 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom power requirements: 11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical
  • Switches: Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad
  • Weight: 98 g (3.5 oz)
  • Dimensions: 126.9 mm (5.00") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
  • Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories furnished: AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; soft protective pouch
  • Audio-technica S11 case.
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Audio-TechnicaATM450 Condenser Instrument Microphone
 
5.0

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5.0

Great general purpose mics

By larsenjazz

from Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA

Pros

  • Brass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Vocals
  • woodwinds

Cons

  • hard to aim with the wind screen on.

Best Uses

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATM450 Condenser Instrument Microphone:

    These are really great general purpose mics. I use them all the time for close micing hi hats, drums, soft horns and voices. They are not great for distance micing and are much better suited for closer applications. For recording they work well and have a nice clean sound. They are not very broad so I would tend to use them as more of a fill sound and get my main source from a larger mic.

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    5.0

    The 450 has become my go to mic!

    By DLaw

    from Marietta, GA

    Pros

    • banjo
    • Brass
    • dobro
    • Drums
    • Guitar
    • Guitar Amp
    • mandolin
    • Strings
    • woodwinds

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATM450 Condenser Instrument Microphone:

        I have a few of the 450s in my live sound mic case. I use them on drum OH, hi-hats, horns and various acoustic string instruments. I really appreciate the placement options with the side address. Couldn't be happier with the results that I get with the different applications.

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        5.0

        A follow up review

        By T.M.M.

        from L.A., CA

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATM450 Condenser Instrument Microphone:

        So it has been a little while since I first reviewed this microphone, I thought I'd do a quick follow up. To my surprise, I see this microphone all the time. If you watch any of Alan Parson's video's on the Art and Science of Sound you'll likely see this on guitar and piano. I was just watching a KCET music program with the real Mr. Ayers, (movie The Soloist) where they recorded piano using these. There are tons of examples I could give of seeing these wherever I go. I believe these will soon be a staple in most home and semi-professional recording studios. This mic is extremely great in certain tasks, and absolutely terrible in others, which I believe is the sign of a good mic. Its not a swiss-army-mic like a KSM44 or C414, but it will give you a nice crisp sound to balance out your recordings. Its a very low profile mic design so it wont get in your way. I have done a few drum sessions using this mic, and while I still only have the one so toms werent a possibility, I had amazing results on the snare, both top and bottom, above the hats about 8 inches away, and to my utter surprise... the kick. Not for low end, but definition, great to get a beater sound. I've used this as a room mic a couple times, but soon gave up on that and went back to a larger diaphragm with omni. I got great results for mandolin, not so great for banjo. Not amazing on amps. Terrible on vocals of course. Okay on violin, although a little shrill. Good on percussion that has a skin, bongos, congas, etc. I have not tried this as an overhead, waiting to get another one for that. I would imagine that it would be a pretty good overhead though. So that's my completely subjective follow up that stems from my own use with this mic. You might have completely different experiences with it. But I still highly encourage you to get atleast one. Its a good thing to have in your tool kit, especially for the price.

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