Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone is a versatile large-diaphragm mic that features a true condenser design which is externally polarized and utilizes Audio-Technica's latest transducer technology with state-of-the-art surface-mount electronics and transformerless circuitry. Audio-Technica's engineering team developed an entirely new large-diaphragm element for the AT4040, designed specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics with a wide dynamic range and the ability to handle extremely high SPL's. The AT4040 has a cardioid polar pattern and utilizes an aged, vapor-deposited-gold large-diaphragm capacitor element. A nickel-plated brass element baffle has been precision-machined to provide enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity. An open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections. In addition, the AT4040's two-micron-thick diaphragm provides accurate reproduction of even the subtlest sounds without sacrificing high-frequency performance. The AT4040 features an extended flat frequency response (20-20,000 Hz), a wide dynamic range (133 dB, 1 kHz at max SPL), and can handle high SPL's (up to 145 dB, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D., 155 dB with 10 dB pad). The AT4040's distinctive transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and retains the ability to deliver high-speed transients. The AT4040 requires 48V phantom power and has a switchable low-frequency roll-off (at 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave). In addition, a heavy-duty Audio-Technica AT8449 shock mount is included to provide mechanical isolation and secure mounting, as is a dust cover and protective microphone carrying case.

Audio-Technica AT4040 Features

  • Designed for professional recording and critical applications in broadcast and live sound
  • 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

Product Specifications
Audio-Technica AT 4040 Specifications
  • Element: Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
  • 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 (less accessories): 12.7 oz (360 g)
  • Dimensions: 6.69 inches(170.0 mm) long, 2.10 inches (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories Furnished: AT8449 shock mount for 5/8 inch-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  330-686-2600 Warranty:  1 Year;
2 Year on Headphones and In Ear Monitors;
5 Year on 40 Series, Artist Elite, Broadcast and Production, Midnight Blues Series;
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