The AE3000 is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone designed to deliver exceptional performance, particularly in high-SPL (Sound Pressure Level) environments. It is ideal for a wide range of applications including capturing the nuances of guitar cabinets, toms, snare drums, timpani, horns, and overheads. With its robust design and specialized features, the AE3000 ensures accurate and open sound reproduction, making it a reliable choice for professional musicians and audio engineers.
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Excels in high-SPL applications, capable of handling loud sound sources without distortion

Large-diaphragm capsule combined with open headcase architecture provides accurate and open sound reproduction

Low-profile side-address design with tapered grille allows optimal positioning of the microphone element relative to the sound source

Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, enhancing isolation of the desired sound source

Robust design ensures enduring dependability, suitable for use on the road and in demanding live performance settings

Integral 80 Hz high-pass filter switch (HPF) and 10 dB pad for versatile sound shaping and attenuation options

Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity -43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Noise 11 dB SPL
Dynamic Range 137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 83 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 11-52V DC, 3 mA typical
Switches High-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal)
Weight 6.0 oz (170 g)
Dimensions 4.55″ (115.5 mm) long, 1.89″ (48.0 mm) maximum diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
Audio-Technica Case Style R6

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