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Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan
  • Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan
  • Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan
 
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Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan

Manufacturer: Audio-Technica

Item #: AT4053B   •   MFG #: AT4053B

 


Our Price:$599.00

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This versatile studio performer may be used with confidence in a wide variety of professional miking applications. Featuring direct-coupled balanced outputs for clean signals in high-output conditions, the microphone is totally free of the distortion associated with conventional transformer-coupled outputs. And its fast response to transients contributes to the open, transparent reproduction of even the most difficult-to-capture instruments. The microphone is fully RoHS-compliant - free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS).

The AT4053b consists of two modular sub-assemblies: an AT4900b-48 body and an AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule (both available separately). Additional interchangeable capsules are available in omnidirectional (AT4049b-EL) and cardioid (AT4051b-EL).

 
  • Features

    • Specially engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
    • Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
    • Direct-coupled, balanced output results in a clean signal even under high-output conditions
    • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
    • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
    • Rugged turned-brass microphone housing for enduring dependability
    • State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
    • RoHS-compliant - free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)
     
  • Specifications

    • ELEMENT Externally polarized (DC bias) capacitor.
    • POLAR PATTERN Hypercardioid.
    • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20,000 Hz.
    • LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave.
    • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY -34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa.
    • IMPEDANCE 50 ohms.
    • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    • 155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal).
    • NOISE 16 dB SPL.
    • DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 129 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL.
    • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 78 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa.
    • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V DC, 4.8 mA typical.
    • SWITCH Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal).
    • WEIGHT 127 g (4.5 oz).
    • DIMENSIONS 155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter.
    • OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type.
    • OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS AT4049b-EL (omnidirectional); AT4051b-EL (cardioid).
    • ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; protective carrying case.
     
 

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AUDIO-TECHNICAAudio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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4.0

Great mic for the money

By SoundGuy

from East Coast

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

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      Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan:

      Ive been using this mic for 4 years for interior dialog and sit down interviews . It sounds great and being a hyper cardiod helps to reduce reflections and room reverberations. Its a third of the price of the most widely used hyper cardiod but sounds way better than you would expect at this price.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Film/Video Production
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Over a year
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      5.0

      Great Mic

      By JDLsound

      from Eastern NC

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • distance mic percussion
      • Easy To Use
      • interior dialog
      • Versatile

      Cons

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          Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan:

          Great mic

          I recently used this mic over a percussion section for a live band with choir. The mic was centered 3.5 to 4 feet up from the tops of the congas, and aimed over the area. There were 3 congas, 2 bongos and several other instruments including a chime set, cow bells, and shakers.

          The person playing these instruments was expert with his craft - and the AT4053b mic captured ALL of the sound beautifully on what was a fairly live stage (live monitors were for the choir only). There was only a nominal level of stage noise getting into the mix from this mic and it was not a problem.

          The sound of the percussion with this mic as heard from the house PA was absolutely gorgeous and natural. There were no issues in getting the percussion section to the levels needed and to sit properly in the house mix.

          This mic was purchased with film/video audio in mind as well, where it is inappropriate to use a shotgun. In tests so far, this mic is performing admirably.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Live Sound
          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
          • Expert
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Less than a month
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          5.0

          Great mic

          By JDLsound

          from Eastern NC

          Pros

          • Field Recording
          • Film/Video Production
          • percussion

          Cons

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              Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan:

              I recently used this mic over a percussion section for a live band with choir.

              The mic was centered about 3 feet up and aiming over the area. There were 3 congas, 2 bongos and several other instruments including a chime set, cow bells, and shakers.

              The person playing these instruments was expert with his craft - and the AT4053b mic captured ALL of the sound beautifully on what was a fairly live stage (live monitors were for the choir only). There was only a nominal level of stage noise getting into the mix from this mic and it was not a problem.

              The sound of the percussion with this mic as heard from the house PA was absolutely gorgeous and natural. There were no issues in getting the percussion section to the levels needed and to sit properly in the house mix.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Live Sound
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Less than a month

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              For talking heads

              By usartwag

              from Midwest U. S.

              Pros

              • Field Recording
              • Film/Video Production
              • Vocals

              Cons

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                  Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Mic - 48V Phan:

                  I use the 4053b indoors when shooting a talking head. The pattern adds a bit more presence and reduces the spill from a live room. It's a better choice compared to a line gradient mic. The roll off helps to reduce the rumbles from the exterior and machinery. It's a keeper for me.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Intermediate
                  • How long have you used this product?:
                  • Up to a year
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