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Audio-Technica AT8015 Shotgun Microphone   (Open Box)
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Ideal for production and broadcast requiring long-distance sound pickup.

Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition, the AT8015 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup, along with excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic. The roll-off position reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.), room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations.

  • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition
  • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup
  • Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
  • Switchable low-frequency roll-off
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
  • RoHS compliant”free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

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AT8015 Shotgun Microphone

  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    Polar pattern: Line + gradient
    Frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
    Low frequency roll-off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    Open circuit sensitivity: Phantom: ”38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa; Battery: ”39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Impedance: Phantom: 250 ohms; Battery: 300 ohms
    Maximum input sound level: Phantom: 132 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; Battery: 120 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Dynamic range (typical): Phantom: 110 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL; Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 72 db, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    Phantom power requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    Switch: Flat roll-off
    Weight (microphone): 6.9 oz. (195 g)
    Dimensions: 18.11" (232 mm) long, .83" (21 mm) diameter
    Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    Accessories furnished: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8135 windscreen; battery; protective carrying case
    Audio-Technica case style: SG3


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By Chris-_7Gvg

from Colorado

Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 Shotgun Microphone:

I did a comparison between the AT8015 and my Oktava MK012A Hypercardioid, and the Oktava was equal or better in nearly every way: - Sound quality with a loud source directly in front of the mic was slightly better with the Oktava. - Speech began sounding muffled slighly off center with the AT8015 (as expected with a shotgun). This would make it difficult keep the mic pointed exactly at the subject's mouth, especially with more than one person. - Outdoors, both mics were about equal at rejecting background noise with the subject at distances of 16" and 3' (which negates the benefit of a shotgun). - The AT8015 is not very sensitive. Connected to my camera (Z1U), I had to turn up the gain all of the way (including +12dB boost) for normal speech at about 3 feet. This caused significant hiss. - The AT8015 handled mild wind reasonably well (but you will need a better windscreen when it is windy). The Oktava is very sensitive to even very slight wind, even with a small foam windscreen. - I didn't notice any difference between phantom powered and battery powered. - Build quality of the AT8015 seems good, and the included accessories (case, foam windscreen, mic-stand clamp, 3/8" adapter, and battery) are nice. ~150Hz filter works well.For about the same price, the Oktava is much more versatile. It sounds fuller and cleaner under perfect conditions. It rejects background noise equally well. It picks up multiple people better. For outdoor work, both mics need bigger windscreens or blimps.


Great sound quality and isolation

By little big man

from Bozeman, MT

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  • Clear Sound
  • Lightweight


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    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 Shotgun Microphone:

    I chose this mic for its longer-distance pickup characteristics. It sounds great, fantastic isolation in a crowded room.

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