A versatile mic suitable for critical recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement.
- Specially engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
Direct-coupled, balanced output results in a clean signal even under high-output conditions
Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
Rugged turned-brass microphone housing for enduring dependability
State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
RoHS-compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)
Audio-Technica AT4053B Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone
The Audio-Technica AT4053B is a hypercardioid condenser microphone that you can use with confidence in a wide variety of professional miking applications. Featuring direct-coupled balanced outputs for clean signals in high-output conditions, the AT4053B mic is totally free of the distortion associated with conventional transformer-coupled outputs. And its fast response to transients contributes to the open, transparent reproduction of even the most difficult-to-capture instruments.
The microphone is fully RoHS-compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS). The Audio-Technica AT4053B consists of two modular subassemblies: an AT4900b-48 body and an AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule.
The excellent rear rejection of the AT5053B's hypercardioid pattern makes it great for live sound instrument recording, where additional rear-rejection is required.
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- Element: Externally polarized (DC bias) capacitor
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 50 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Noise: 16 dB SPL
Dynamic Range (Typical): 129 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 78 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 4.8 mA typical
Switch: Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)
Weight: 127 g (4.5 oz)
Dimensions: 155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Optional Interchangeable Elements (sold separately):
Accessories Furnished: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; protective carrying case
Audio-Technica Case Style: S1