The Audio-Technica AT4050 is a versatile studio condenser microphone renowned for its ability to capture every subtle nuance with exceptional clarity and precision. Engineered with advanced acoustic technology, this microphone delivers transparent upper and mid frequencies complemented by rich low-end qualities, making it suitable for a wide range of recording applications. Its dual-diaphragm capsule design ensures precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range, providing extensive performance capabilities and the highest audio quality. The AT4050 features switchable polar patterns, including omni, cardioid, and figure-of-eight, offering flexibility in capturing various sound sources.
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Transparent uppers/mids balanced by rich low-end qualities for extensive performance capabilities

Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range

2-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process for consistent performance over years

Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight

Transformerless circuitry eliminates low-frequency distortion and ensures superior transient response

State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics for reliability and consistency

Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad for versatility

Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

Element Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-of-eight, Multi-pattern
Frequency Response 20 – 18,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity -36 dB (15.8 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Dynamic Range 132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
Weight 510g
Dimensions 7.40″ (188.0 mm) long, 2.10″ (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
Accessories Included AT8449a shock mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case

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