Audio Technica AT4081 Phantom Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

Audio Technica AT4081
Audio Technica AT4081

Audio Technica AT4081 Phantom Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

Product Code: AT4080

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• Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options
• Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
• Extremely powerful N50 neodymium 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

Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. With 18 patents pending, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design.

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
Impedance 100 ohms
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 152 g
Dimensions 155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case