Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Mic

Audio-Technica introduces the AT5040, their newest premium cardioid condenser microphone designed for capturing vocal performances.

Audio-Technica AT5040

The AT5040 is Audio-Technica's new flagship vocal condenser microphone, with a smoother top end response as well as controlled sibilance.

Aside from being great for vocals, its large diaphragm characteristics give it faster transient response, versatile enough for recording of acoustic instruments like guitar, piano, strings and saxophone.

The most notable feature of this microphone is its Four-part rectangular element, these are four exquisitely matched ultra-thin diaphragms that function together to provide a combined surface area twice the size of standard circular diaphragm. By using four diaphragms in a single capsule, the AT5040 is able to provide the benefits of a large diaphragm — along with an extremely low noise floor — without the drawbacks that typically restrict diaphragm size.

This mic also comes with advanced internal shock mounting, ensuring that the capsule is decoupled from the microphone body. You can isolate the microphone further by utilizing the AT8480 shock mount accessory which comes with this premium microphone.

Audio-Technica makes sure that these microphones are created with consistent quality. According to the product page: "Every AT5040 is hand assembled and individually inspected for 100% quality control. Each microphone is enclosed in an elegant housing of aluminum and brass with high-quality gray finish for durability and low reflectivity. Discrete components have been selected for optimized capsule performance; in fact, every aspect of the microphone has been carefully considered to minimize any effects on the audio signal."

Here is the official video demo:

The AT5040 comes with a hardcase, and is set to sell for around £2,999. Visit Audio-Technica for more information.

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