Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount

A great all-around choice for vocals, voiceover, guitar cabs, percussion and more, this cardioid large-diaphragm condenser compares to mics twice the price!

The Audio-Technica AT4040 cardioid condenser microphone is a solid all-around tool to help you record a myriad of instruments in multitudes of scenarios. Known for its transparency, the AT4040 works wonders in the studio as well as in live performance settings. With a wide, smooth frequency response and super-fast transient response, you'll be able to track acoustic guitars, percussion, voiceover sessions, vocals, strings, guitar cabinets, and countless other instruments with ease. This microphone comes with a shock mount, a dust cover, and a secure carry case.

A Do-It-All Mic for the Studio

Every audio engineer loves having a flexible large-diaphragm condenser microphone that can get the job done in a variety of situations. Your Audio-Technica AT4040 utilizes low-noise transformerless circuitry that minimizes low-frequency distortion and provides a seamless audio capture of high-speed transients -- a plus for recording drums or other percussion instruments.

Robust Design Inside and Out

This multifaceted condenser mic features a precision-machined nickel-plated brass element baffle to reinforce element stability and ensure a seamless capture of whatever source you're tracking. With the -10 dB pad engaged, you have a maximum SPL of 155 dB for grabbing louder instruments without distortion. A wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz with a high-pass filter switch at 80 Hz will help you get a rich recording without picking up any unwanted low-end mud.

Get Tracking Right Away

read more This mic is a great tool to begin with if you're only starting to build up your arsenal of recording gear. Even if it's your only mic, you'll find it goes a long way in consistently delivering on demand. Accessories include an AT8449 shock mount, a dust cover, and carry case, so you can get recording right away and see how just this one mic can enhance your tracking sessions.


- Large-diaphragm condenser microphone
- Connects via XLR
- Great for broadcast, live performances, and the studio
- Requires +48V phantom power
- Wide reach of applications
- Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Maximum SPL of 155 dB with -10 dB pad engaged
- Low self noise of 12 dB
- -10 dB pad switch
- 80 Hz high pass filter switch
- Nickel-plated brass element baffle
- Accessories include AT8449 shock mount, dust cover, and carry case
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- Element: Condenser
- Dynamic Range (Typical): 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max. SPL
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Phantom Power Requirements: 48V
- Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
- Switches: 10 dB pad; roll-off
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: -32 dB (25.1 mV), 2 dB re 1V at 1 Pa
- Low Frequency Roll-off: 80 Hz, 12 dB per octave
- Impedance: 100 ohms
- Weight: 12.7 oz (360 g)
- Maximum Input Sound Level: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
- Output Connector: XLRM-type
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
- Accessories Furnished: AT8449 shock mount; microphone dust cover; protective case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT4040
Warehouse Resealed, USED
Shipping Weight: 3.15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT4040

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 330-686-2600 x5000

Audio-Technica AT4040 Condenser Mic

The Audio-Technica AT4040 is designed for professional recording and critical applications in broadcast and live sound. The technically advanced large diaphragm is tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics.


- Externally polarized (DC bias) true condenser design
- 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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (68 ratings)
Submitted September 29, 2005 by a customer from

"This is a super deal on a quality Microphone from Audio Technica!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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the best,it's as good as my akg and neumann(if not better on everything)
it's got a high pass filter and a 10db attenuator! it's strictly cardiod.
built solidly! sounds super with my Blue Robbie Preamp!!
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nice folks!
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I'm buying one !!

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