Audio-Technica AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone (Import)
The AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone
marks the debut of their flagship 50 Series of microphones. In addition to vocals, its fast transient response make it ideal for acoustic instruments. Each AT5040 is hand-assembled and individually inspected to ensure the finest quality audio capture.
The AT5040 employs a four-part rectangular element to provide purity of sound. Each of the four parts function together and get proprietarily summed to output. This provides a surface area twice the size of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm. Additionally, the AT5040 features an advanced internal shockmounting system, effectively decoupling the capsule from the housing for vibration-free performance.
The Audio-Technica AT5040's frequency response chart reflects the company's claim of an "extremely smooth top end with controlled sibilance." A dip of approximately 3dB occurs between 4.5kHz and 8.5kHz, a prime "s" location. The microphone's reactivity slowly tapers after the 10kHz mark. An approximate 2 to 3dB boost in response below 80Hz could create a pleasant promiximity effect on a male vocalist, then rolled off to taste in mixing.
|Element Type || Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser |
|Polar Pattern || Cardioid |
|Frequency Response || 20 to 20,000 Hz |
|Open Circuit Sensitivity || -25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa |
|Impedance || 50Ω |
|Maximum Input Level || 142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. |
|Noise || 5 dB SPL (typical, A-weighted) |
|Dynamic Range (Typical) || 137 dB, 1 kHz at max SPL |
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio || 89 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa |
|Phantom Power Requirements || 48V DC, 3.8 mA typical |
|Output Connector || Integral 3-pin XLRM-type |
|Case Form Factor || Audio-Technica R10 |
|Dimensions (Ø x L) || 2.24 x 6.51" (57 x 165.3 mm) |
|Weight || 20.5 oz (582 g) |
Audio-Technica AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone
- AT8480 Shockmount for 5/8"-27 Threaded Stands
- Protective Carrying Case
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