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The Audio-Technica AT4081 is a premium ribbon microphone meticulously handcrafted to deliver the warm, natural sound characteristic of classic ribbon microphones. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone offers versatility in placement options, making it suitable for capturing the nuances of various instruments such as horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras, and guitar cabinets. Whether in recording studios or live-sound environments, the AT4081 excels in reproducing instruments with smoothness and clarity, thanks to its innovative dual ribbon construction and advanced MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint technology. Engineered for durability and exceptional performance, this microphone boasts high-SPL capability, extended frequency response, and phantom-powered active electronics for stable impedance and maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance), the AT4081 is a testament to Audio-Technica's commitment to excellence in audio recording.
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Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options

Smooth, warm, and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction

Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity

Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level

Superfine mesh guards against ribbon damage

High-SPL capability and extended frequency response

Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint, and assembly

Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers

Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

Element Ribbon
Polar Pattern Figure-of-eight
Frequency Response 30 – 18,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -42 dB (7.9 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Noise 25 dB SPL
Dynamic Range 125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
Weight 152g
Dimensions 155.0 mm (6.10″) long, 21.0 mm (0.83″) maximum body 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; windscreen; protective carrying case
Audio-Technica Case Style S13

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