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Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shock Mount
  • Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shock Mount
  • Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shock Mount
  • Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shock Mount
  • Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shock Mount
  • Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shock Mount
 
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Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shock Mount

Manufacturer: Audio-Technica

Item #: AT4040   •   MFG #: AT4040

 


Our Price:$299.00

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The Audio Technica AT4040 side-address condenser microphone features an advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. A marriage of technical precision and artistic inspiration, the AT4040 offers exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility. This ultra-consistent microphone may be used with confidence in a wide variety of studio and live miking applications, even under the stringent demands of digital recording systems. The AT4040's low-noise circuitry is symmetrical and transformerless, resulting in exceptional transient response and clean output signals for transparent reproduction of even the most troublesome of instruments and sound effects.

 
  • Features

    • Externally-polarized (DC bias) true condenser design
    • Technically-advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics
    • Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility
    • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
    • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity
    • Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
    • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
    • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
    • Includes AT8449 shock mount
     
  • Specifications

    • POLAR PATTERN Cardioid.
    • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20,000 Hz.
    • LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave.
    • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY -32 dB (25.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa.
    • IMPEDANCE 100 ohms.
    • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    • 155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal).
    • NOISE 12 dB SPL.
    • DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL.
    • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa.
    • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 4.2 mA typical.
    • SWITCHES Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal).
    • WEIGHT 12.7 oz (360 g).
    • DIMENSIONS 6.69" (170.0 mm) long, 2.10" (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter.
    • OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type.
    • ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8449 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case.
     
 

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AUDIO-TECHNICAAudio Technica AT4040 Microphone
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strings (5)
  • Drums (4)
  • Piano (4)
  • Vocals (4)
  • Woodwinds (4)

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5.0

Want that "high end sound" for a low end price?

By Slick Talker

from Cincinnati, OH

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Looks Good

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

    Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

    I've had this mic for about 4 years and it still sounds incredible. I've paired it with better pre-amps over time and it shines even better in it's performance.

    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
    • Studio Musician
    • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
    • Intermediate
    • How long have you used this product?:
    • Over a year
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great value.

    By Mooch

    from St louis MO

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

      Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

      I've had this mic for years. It's a good vocal mic. Sax, piano and acoustic guitar are especially favored I do not use this with electric guitar as there is too much break up on the low-end, tone is affected. (Get out the 58's..)

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Studio Musician
      • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
      • Expert
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Over a year
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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best for under $800

      By Jingles

      from EU

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Looking
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not as many metal parts as expected

      Best Uses

        Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

        Product is amazing for this price. Well thought out. Great for voiceovers and recording. I am a live streamer on Twitch and I use this as my daily driver for my weekly streams. I have never had a problem with it. Bass is great, and all other sound sounds crisp and clear. A LOT better than my previous, clip-on mic. Top of the line for under $500 - $800 I would say

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Other
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Intermediate
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Up to a year
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        4.0

        Go-To Vocal mic

        By leeab

        from Maryland

        Pros

        • Drums
        • Piano
        • Strings
        • Vocals
        • Voiceover/Dialog

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

            This has become my favorite mic in it's price range, for sure. I started using this for vocals and haven't looked back. The response is very crispy, a great high-mid responsiveness and it's high-end is a makes it sound just the perfect amount of airy. If you don't like that, you can always dial back the the highs using an EQ. All-in-all it makes a great vocals vocal mic. If you get a pair, it makes for a great spaced pair set for the drums or even piano. It captures the low-end nicely, as well. Versatile mic. Recommend for any studio.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Intermediate
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Studio
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Over a year
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            5.0

            this mic sounds amazing

            By jamesalexandrusmith

            from Kansas City, MO, USA

            Pros

            • Ambience
            • Brass
            • Drums
            • Field Recording
            • Guitar
            • Guitar Amp
            • Piano
            • Podcast
            • Strings
            • Vocals
            • Voiceover/Dialog
            • woodwinds

            Cons

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                Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

                when i got it i thought "can be better than my neumann tlm102" well i was wrong sounds 50 times better than my neunann i love it.

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Expert
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                • Studio
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                • Over a year
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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Semi Versatile

                By FatherCat

                from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                Pros

                • female vocals
                • Podcast
                • Strings
                • woodwinds

                Cons

                • bass instruments
                • drums
                • male vocals

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

                  The build quality of this microphone seems very sturdy and solid.

                  For sound quality, on the good side, this microphone works very well for high pitched instruments / bright formants. It adds more body to the lows and helps high instruments have more dynamic range. If you were just recording high pitched sources, then this is a great option.

                  On the down side, this microphone does not handle low instruments / low formants at all. That low boost it gives will ruin the sound for low instruments. It's rough sounding and adjusting the microphone angle doesn't seem to help anything.

                  So in all, this microphone is good for certain applications but definitely not low pitched sources.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Expert
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                  • Studio
                  • How long have you used this product?:
                  • Up to a year
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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent utility mics. Great to have a pair lying around.

                  By larsenjazz

                  from Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA

                  Pros

                  • Ambience
                  • Bass Amp
                  • Brass
                  • Drums
                  • Field Recording
                  • Film/Video Production
                  • Guitar
                  • Guitar Amp
                  • Piano
                  • Strings
                  • Vocals
                  • woodwinds

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                      Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

                      This microphone is one of those go anywhere do anything mics. It sounds good on lots of sound sources and also does an excellent job. I have used this mic for my sax recordings on albums, flutes, clarinets, guitar amps, pianos, and much more. It has a very even clean sound that is very easy to work with. It is not particularly colored or weighted mic, but it does have a slightly brighter sound than the at4047, which is also an excellent mic. So this mic tends to respond better to sound sources where clarity and bright sounds are preffered. (Strings, Piano, Room Micing, Cymbals) All in all this is a great all around studio mic that works great in a wide variety of applications. And the price is very good to boot.

                      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                      • Expert
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                      • Studio
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                      • Over a year
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                      5.0

                      Solid Performer at Any Price

                      By tallislover

                      from Atlanta, GA, USA

                      Pros

                      • chamber ensembles
                      • choirs
                      • Drums
                      • Guitar
                      • Piano
                      • Strings
                      • Vocals
                      • woodwinds

                      Cons

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                          Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4040 Microphone:

                          I have had my 4040s (2) for 3 years and have been very pleased with their solid performance rugged build and sonic quality. I use them in x/y and ORTF stereo configuration and have been very pleased with the sound stage these produce. What's amazing is a demo a fellow engineer showed when he tested a random pair of 4040s and 4050s and their response was with in 2dB of each other along the entire curve. WOW - exceptional!

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                          • Other
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                          • Over a year
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