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.
Folded, embossed and hand-assembled, the MicroLinear™ tape is a patented process. The ribbon of the AT4081 and its junction plates are coated with a thin gold film which prevents corrosion without interfering with the mass or the resonant frequency of the ribbon, while conventional ribbon microphones use a sheet of pure aluminum, susceptible to corrosion by moisture in the air.
The active electronics which make up the microphone operate on phantom power, allowing for greater ease of use with any preamplifier and mixer equipped with microphone input with 48V phantom power without adding additional electronics.
Classic bi-directional directivity (in a figure-of-eight) for optimal sound pickup at the front and rear of the capsule.
|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|
|Dimensions||155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter|
|Output Connector||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|Audio-Technica Case Style||S13|
|Accessories Included||AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case|