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|Element Type||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|Frequency Response||20 to 20,000 Hz|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||-25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|Maximum Input Level||142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.|
|Noise||5 dB SPL (typical, A-weighted)|
|Dynamic Range (Typical)||137 dB, 1 kHz at max SPL|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||89 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|Phantom Power Requirements||48V DC, 3.8 mA typical|
|Output Connector||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|Case Form Factor||Audio-Technica R10|
|Dimensions (Ø x L)||2.24 x 6.51" (57 x 165.3 mm)|
|Weight||20.5 oz (582 g)|
With a new large diaphragm condenser mic there's rarely anything unusual to discuss. After all, the focus is typically on the general frequency response, pick up pattern, build quality and sound.
contributor, he mixes front-of-house for Blue Öyster Cult and teaches audio at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry campus.
The Japanese brand had us certainly used to well-made products, rarely going beyond the $1000 mark. That was until the AT5040 with a price tag of $3000 came along. The manufacturer proclaims extraordinary craftsmanship (manufactured by hand with high-quality components only) and state-of-the-art...
Sound quality and richness, Sound level output, Manufacturing quality, Time-saving shock mount suspension
Its price, Only one polar pattern (cardioid)
I've done voice-overs in some major studios over the years using Neuman to odd German box mics.. most of which cost more than this mic by AT. I've never heard my own voice coming out of a mic and thought "wow".. UNTIL I tried this mic.
Used the 5040 for a new record and it was absolutely amazing! The intimacy of this mic is almost embarrassing. I believe it actually picked up some of the notes I was only thinking about singing. Best ever.