Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone with Free Cable
The Audio-Technica AT4040 is a large-diaphragm, cardioid capacitor microphone designed for use in the most demanding recording applications. Intended for vocal and general instrument recording (piano, guitars, string instruments, etc.), the microphone’s cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis signal, reducing ambient and residual noise, and delivers pristine low-noise recordings. The AT4040 has an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter which provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The high-pass position reduces the microphone’s sensitivity to popping in close vocal use. It also reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.), room reverberation, and mechanically-coupled vibrations.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern effectively minimizes off-axis signal, reducing residual noise caused by instruments, ambience, etc.
Quality Element and Baffle
The Audio-Technica AT 4040 features a gold-plated element and nickel-plated brass element baffle, providing pristine audio fidelity with a very low noise floor.
In addition to the element, the transformerless design ensures even less noise and the best possible presence.
The AT 4040 features the AT 8449 spring-loaded shockmount, providing maximum protection against noise caused by shock and handling of the microphone and stand.
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 133 dB, (1 kHz at Maximum SPL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 82 dB, (1 kHz at 1 Pa)
Maximum Input Sound Level 145 dB SPL, (1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.)
Power Requirements Phantom, 48 V
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad Yes, 10 dB Pad; Roll-Off
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, 80 Hz, (12 dB Per Octave)
Dimensions (L x Diam) 6.69 x 2.10″ / 170.0 x 53.4 mm
Weight 12.7 oz / 360 g