Audio-Technica AT4080 Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone with Shock Mount

Get the benefits of a ribbon mic without the fragility, with the rugged Audio-Technica AT4080 and its included shock mount.

With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica's handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica's innovative MicroLinear(tm) ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. With 18 patents pending, Audio-Technica's innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.


- Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
- Groundbreaking Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending
- Proprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durability
- Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
- Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
- Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage
- Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element
- High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
- Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction
- Acoustic read more baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range
- Handmade production - including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
- Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
- Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
- Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
- Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

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- Element: Ribbon
- Polar Pattern: Figure-Of-Eight
- Frequency Response: 20-18,000 Hz
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: -39 Db (11.2 Mv) Re 1v At 1 Pa
- Impedance: 100 Ohms
- Maximum Input Sound Level: 150 Db Spl, 1 Khz At 1% T.H.D.
- Noise: 22 Db Spl
- Dynamic Range (Typical): 128 Db, 1 Khz At Max Spl
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 72 Db, 1 Khz At 1 Pa
- Phantom Power Requirements: 48v Dc, 3.0 Ma Typical
- Weight: 474 G (16.7 Oz)
- Dimensions: 177.5 Mm (6.99") Long, 53.4 Mm (2.10") Maximum Body Diameter
- Output Connector: Integral 3-Pin Xlrm-Type
- Accessories Furnished: At8449/Sv Shock Mount For 5/8"-27 Threaded Stands; Microphone Dust Cover; Protective Carrying Case
- Audio-Technica Case Style: R1
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT4080

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


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