Audio-Technica AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone  

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Sleek, stick design bidirectional ribbon mic perfect for instrument miking.

The handcrafted Audio-Technica AT4081 Active Ribbon Microphone delivers the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone. The bidirectional AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

With its low-profile stick design, the AT4081 is a natural mic to use for a wide range of instruments”horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras, and more”and for miking guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the AT4081 microphone has 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. Other features include powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level, supoerfine mesh to protect the ribbon against damage, high-SPL capability, and extended frequency response. The Audio-Technica AT4081 Bidirection Ribbon Microphone's phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and high output for maximum compatibility with your mic preamp.

  • Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options
  • Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction
  • Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending including proprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durability
  • 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
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers

For studios or stage, this mic will give you the kind of high-fidelity sound you seek. Order now!


AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone Specifications:

  • Element: Ribbon
    Polar Pattern: Figure-of-eight
    Frequency Response: 30-18,000Hz
    Open Circuit Sensitivity: ”42dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Impedance: 100 ohms
    Maximum Input Sound Level: 150dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% THD
    Noise: 25dB SPL
    Dynamic Range (Typical): 125dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 69dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
    Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
    Weight: 152g (5.4oz.)
    Dimensions: 155mm (6.10") long, 21.0mm (.83") maximum body diameter
    Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
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