Audio-Technica ATM-450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Model: ATM450

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General Information

Transducer Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40-20,000 Hz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 127 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 152 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Power Requirements 11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad -10dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off 80Hz, 18dB/octave
Dimensions 5 x .83" (126.9 x 21.0mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 98 g (3.5 oz)
Expert Reviews
23 March 2009

Audio-Technica has just released a microphone that I’ve been waiting on for years. The ATM450 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone. Audio-Technica makes several excellent small-diaphragm condenser mics already, but what makes this one different is its side-address design.

User Reviews
13 September 2016

This is an ideal mic from the high hat and that is how it is performing for me. I appreciate the settings for this mic. My knowledge was initially built from other reviewers who obviously were not wrong in their assessment. Totally fit for purpose.

13 April 2016

It fits into tight spaces due to its small size and side address form factor. This in conjunction with its pad and high-pass filter make it a natural choice on drums. It is easy to position along side a snare or toms and has the flexibility to pull in a clear signal--no matter how loud, from...

1 August 2010

Robust product, Crystal clear sound, easy using. I like it, because it is small, condenser microphone. Usually the audio technica product are usuable, but this series (ATM) is very-very good. If i need quality, my choice: audio technica.

3 May 2010

Very handy and easy to get into tight places. Good on hi-hatt and as spot mic for percussion, not bad on toms either. Not an 451 or a 421 though. But doesn't cost that much. Suffers from handling noise and low end coupling. Body of mic could be beefier to push resonant frequency lower.

1 June 2008

sound really good on overheads, acoustic guitar, piano, hat, for me is side by side with neumann km-184 for just $200

Product Highlights
    In The Box
    • Audio-Technica ATM-450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone
    • 8471 Isolation Clamp
    • 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 Threaded Adapter
    • Windscreen
    • Soft Protective Pouch
    • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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