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Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone

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The Audio-Technics AT4047 Condenser Microphone is designed for professional recording and critical applications in broadcast and live sound. Transfor...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-26-2017

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OVERVIEW

The mic you need for demanding applications

The Audio-Technics AT4047 Condenser Microphone is designed for professional recording and critical applications in broadcast and live sound. Transformer-coupled output and a specially tuned element provide sonic characteristics reminiscent of early FET studio mic designs. The AT4047 mic has exceptionally low self-noise, wide dynamic range and high SPL capability. It sports a vintage silver-matte finish on the microphone and shock mount. Audio-Technica includes a protective case and AT8449/SV shock mount with the AT4047 microphone.
Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
  • Gold-plated, specially contoured and aged, dual-diaphragms
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
  • Includes AT8449/SV shockmount
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Phantom power requirements: 48V (±4V)
  • Cardioid pattern
  • Frequency Response 20 - 18,000 kHz
  • 10 dB pad; roll-off
  • Open circuit sensitivity -35 dB (17.7 mV), ±2 dB re 1V at 1 Pa
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Audio-TechnicaAT4047 Condenser Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Cannot Go Wrong With This Mic

By e_scarab

from Kentucky

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

First let me say that I have no idea what GeorgeLikesMusic was running his through, but if it sounded tinny and weak, there is something wrong and he needs to consider returning it for a new one. This mic is anything but tinny and weak! It has about as full and powerful sound as I have heard. I have been using it primarily for voice over type work and with it set flat (no roll off) and about 6 inches away from the mic, it needs little if any EQ work and exhibits little if any plosives or sibilance. I pull out 138k specifically for my voice and it's a done deal. Far from tinny, this things is deep, warm, and smooth! In fact, for some voices and instruments, some might not find it "bright" enough, but those people are probably used to the high end of inexpensive Chinese mics. And it is not as "bright" as other AT mics, but that is the whole point of this mic. Please don't misunderstand, it has plenty of high end and has a very nice sheen, and again is very smooth, even on the top end. Whatever it may lack on a particular use can easily be dialed in with minimal EQ. I have used it through an SP VBT-1 with excellent results, a Saffire Pro 40 with excellent results, and a UA 710 Twin-finity with spectacular results. My only complaint is I couldn't afford the MP!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Happy

By Vain Melody

from Canada

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

I rented one of these for serval months and have since bought one. My vocals sound clear, warm and pleasant (I'm a male baritone). It doesn't add much colour to my voice. It isn't an aggressive mic.I would replace if lost/stolen/broken.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A step up

By PTCOLE

from Austin, TX

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

A giant leap forward if you have been using Chinese microphones. I have owned several of the popular chinese mics and have found myself spending hours adjusting EQ and effects to get a passable vocal sound. This microphone moves the vocal forward in your mix. It gives the impression that a vocal is projecting from the very front edge of the monitor speakers. The sound is so rich and warm, that you may even forget to experiment with EQ and effects.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth and warm

By Adam-YcS8p

from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

The response curve of this microphone shows a gentle rise in the bass. The sound tends to reflect this, having a warm, mellow character. I used this microphone to record a female vocalist with a soft, sultry voice. I connected it to a dbx 386 tube preamp, feeding its digital S/PDIF output to my Digi-002R. This made for an incredibly clean and present vocal channel that captured her very essence. Very little post-processing was done to the vocal track (a little high-shelf to bring out some sparkle, some comp to smooth things out, and a little reverb for presence).I've also used it to record nylon acoustic guitar, and piano. For the former, its sound is slightly dull, but very smooth and clean. A little high-shelf EQ can add back some sparkle. For the piano... It was a 7' Steinway grand. While someone played, I moved my head around inside the piano to find sweet spots. With the 4047 and an Audio Technica 4050 placed in the sweet spots, I was able to beautifully capture the sound of this magnificent instrument (played for jazz).Summary: Use this microphone anywhere you desire a warm, smooth tone. It is very well suited for female vocals (I haven't tried it for male vocals yet) and piano, but really will sound good on just about anything.

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its alright

By Shockmount

from Los Angeles

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

I'm going to be honest, this is a terrible mic to have if its going to be your only large diaphragm condenser. I use it solely as an instrument mic. The vocals sound tinny and weak wit this mic, even preamped. However, it is a great addition to guitar cabs to beef up an SM57, and its sound on acoustic guitars is natural and full. I even use it on kick drum and snare every once in a while. Bottom line: terrible as an all around or vocal mic, excellent as an instrument mic.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If it's good for Tony Bennett

By Rockinbob

from Westchester, IL

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  • Great Sound

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

      Been adding to my mic collection. This one got my
      attention when watching Tony Bennett'e Duets II
      video. I found out that his producer/engineer son normally uses a U87 for Tony's vocals, but when they track live with a large group, he uses the AT
      4047 because it has a tighter cardiod pattern & reduces bleed from the orchestra. Nuff said.
      If it's good enough for Tony Bennett, it's good enough for me. Did not disappoint

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing volcals!

      By robb-Ce-RJ

      from Idaho falls, ID

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

      I bought this mic for my home studio a while ago and it makes vocals and acustic guitar sound amazing. Sounds a million times better than any low-buget microphone. It was worth every penny.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible Vocal Mic!

      By Willie Half Nelson

      from NYC Area

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

      This is my studio workhorse! Vocals, instruments, it does it all with ease. I run it through a mic preamp,(T.C. Helicon Harmony G). The thing shines best on vocals however. Comes with a velvet dust cover and matching shock cage. If you are serious about recording, you should check out the AT4047/SV

       
      5.0

      A Masterpiece of Audio Technica

      By Lin240sx

      from Caracas, Venezuela

      Pros

      • Other
      • radio broadcast and production
      • Vocals
      • Voiceover/Dialog

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        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

          Powerful and rich sound, clear, incredible price, excelent look is one of the best Condenser Microphones of the market

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          • Expert
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          • Studio
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          • Over a year
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          5.0

          OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!

          By My favorite vocal microphone

          from Massachusetts

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          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

          The AT4047 has to be amongst my favorite vocal / acoustic guitar microphones. It is a totally different sounding microphone compared to the others in Audio Technical?s collection. I have used this microphone with absolutely great results on vocals, and have a true, well balanced sound.

           
          5.0

          Warm vocal & acoustic guitar mic

          By Kruiser

          from Marlborough, MA

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

          I'm looking to buy a second one for stereo recording since I hear that they are quite well matched out of the box. We'll see. I adore the sound of this mike on my rather low-pitched, rich vocal tones. I recently used it on acoustic guitar to supplement the pickups on my Ovation. What a great sound! Very little work needs to be done with positioning. You really can't go wrong with this mic for the price. I wish it had more control options but that would be icing on an already delicious cake.

           
          5.0

          Hot Business

          By The Real DJ Nasty

          from New York

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          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

          For the first time using this mic. All I can say is outstanding. My vocals came out so crisp and clear. A must-have. You gotta get one even if you have a mic.

           
          5.0

          Really Good mic for the money

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

          I have been very impressed with this mic. It is not made with vocals as its specific intent but I have found that through a good preamp this mic is really good for vocals. Had some UNBELIEVABLE acoustics recorded with this mic. Had it about 3 feet from the sound hole nice and warmed up with a Tube Pre, had a Small Diaphram Condenser close up for attack, but this mic really caught the rich warm sound I was looking for. A Great buy; I would buy another if I had to.

           
          5.0

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          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

          Man, was I ever WRONG for listening to friends tell me that ANY good mic will do if he adds a bit of EQ! No matter what I tried, I could never achieve the sound I wanted till I spent the bucks and purchased this great sounding mic. It is definitely worth the cost as it gets one closer towards that warm analog sound that we're all really after, whether we realize it or not, our ears can hear the difference!

           
          5.0

          Outstanding mic

          By Jeffswert

          from Rochester, MN

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          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4047 Condenser Microphone:

          I bought two for my studio. These mics are a dream for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments. In terms of engineering, I have to do very little in terms of EQ. They capture so cleanly it's almost spooky. I definitely recommend buying two.

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