Audio-Technica AE3300 Artist Elite Cardioid Condenser Microphone

- Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 30-18,000 Hz
- Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: -42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Impedance: 150 ohms
- Maximum Input Sound Level: 147 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 157 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
- Self-noise: 19 dB SPL
- Dynamic range (typical): 128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
- Phantom power requirements: 11-52V DC, 3 mA typical
- Switches: High-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal)
- Weight: 10.6 oz (300 g)

Dimensions:
- 7.05" (179.0 mm) long,
- 1.97" (50.0 mm) head diameter,
- 1.30" to 0.87" (33.0 mm to 22.0 mm) tapered body diameter

- Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
- Accessories included: AT8470 Quiet-Flex stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AE3300
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 330-686-2600
(3 ratings)
Submitted March 25, 2010 by a customer from exemail.com.au
"A well made, versatile and elegant microphone for the Vocalist that likes to take their studio sound to the gig."
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
If it got lost I would look for another AT mic. Either this one or the AE5400 or AT4054. All LDCs with stage credentials.

Sound
I would describe the sound as fairly neutral, smooth and clear with a hint of vintage about it. It is a large capsule mic, so it has that larger dimension to its sound. It also responds very well to a touch of EQ in the studio environment. It has a small rise around 3kz and a bit of a spike around the 10kz spot for cutting through on stage but it doesn't come across as fizzy like the chinese equivalents at all.

Features
This AE3300 is a rare piece of gear because it is a large diphragm mic set up for stage vocals. You won't find many reviews of this mic so I thought I'd throw one out into the net. This has the element from the well respected mic the AT4033, a mic I've never used but have heard good things about. It also has a 10dB pad and 12dB rollof at 80hz, which makes it very versatile and similar to many studio mics for flexibility.

Ease of Use
This mic really suits my voice so I have given it centre stage in my home studio. Because it is shaped like a 58 style of mic .... it's really easy to position and fit into your space. It also means I can take my studio sound out with me to gigs when I perform.

Quality
Audio Technica are solid and reliable. I have five of their mics and they always feel like they're going to read more outlive you.

Value
Very good value and if it suits your type of voice it is a "Desert Island" mic for its versatility.

Manufacturer Support
Never had a problem with any of AT's gear.

The Wow Factor
This mic is very elegant and has a classy, solid appearance.

Musical Background:
performer and producer

Musical Style:
Jazz/Blues/Acoustic
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