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Audio-Technica AT4080 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone

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The groundbreaking Audio-Technica AT4080 Microphone achieves coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the fragility and low output problems that...Click To Read More About This Product

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Handmade bidirectional ribbon mic with high SPL capability, superior durability, and more.

The groundbreaking Audio-Technica AT4080 Microphone achieves coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the fragility and low output problems that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, the handcrafted bidirectional AT4080 offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance, as well as higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the AT4080 microphone boasts Audio-Technica's innovative MicroLinear ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion.

The innovative AT ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Other enhancements include powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level, ultra-fine mesh to protect the ribbon against damage, high-SPL capability, and extended frequency response. The bidirectional AT4080 ribbon mic's housing assembly is open acoustically to minimize unwanted internal audio reflections.

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
Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
Accessories Furnished: AT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands, microphone dust cover, protective R1-style carrying case
SPECIFICATIONS
Element; Ribbon 
Polar Pattern: Figure-of-eight
Frequency Response: 20-18,000Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: ”39dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 100 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 150dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Noise: 22dB SPL
Dynamic Range (Typical): 128dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 72dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
Weight: 474g (16.7oz.)
Dimensions: 177.5mm (6.99") long, 53.4mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
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Audio-TechnicaAT4080 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone
 
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5.0

Best in a shootout

By T.M.M.

from L.A., CA

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4080 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone:

I don't own this but a very well conducted shoot out was done with this and three other very popular ribbon mics. A good ear will probably come to the conclusion I did, this is a very fat and warm ribbon mic that stands out above the others. Please search you-tube for the shootout. You shouldn't commit to it until you hear it.

 
5.0

Warmest mic you'll ever find

By T.M.M.

from L.A., CA

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT4080 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone:

I just got back from the Winter NAMM show and I tried out more microphones than I can remember. This one stood out. Now I really hate to use generic terms that get tossed around when talking about microphones, but this one is all those adjectives; "Beefy" "warm" "mellow". You really just have to hear this mic to believe it. Best sounding ribbon I've ever come across. Take that to the bank.

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