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Audio-Technica AE5400 Artist Elite Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AE5400 Artist Elite Cardioid Condenser Microphone

With the same mic element as Audio-Technica's studio workhorse AT4050 large-diaphragm condenser, this handheld gives you accurate, natural response on stage.

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Submitted May 20, 2005 by a customer from ramseyactionprograms.org
"Give this a long look before buying any other high-end stage mic"
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Sound
I think this is the best stage mic you can get. Better than Shure Beta 87A, Better than AKG D3900 and Better than Sennheiser E865 and about as nice as Neumann KMS105 for a lot less. I have used them all, and I'll stay with this one.
Features
Includes mic clip. Useful switches. Often you'll need to engage the low end roll-off in live applications.
Quality
Feels rugged and durable to me. I haven't dropped it yet
Value
Again, I like it better than Neumann KMS105, and my AE5400 cost a lot less.
The Wow Factor
Looks fantastic
Musical Background:
Active Musician 17 years
Musical Style:
Acoustic rock/alternative
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Submitted March 29, 2012 by Steve S in San Francisco, CA
"Great mic, great deal, great service."
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The AE5400 is exactly what I was looking for: a hi quality, reliable and durable stage mic. I've been using a Shure Beta 87a for two years and really digging that, but just wanted to try to step up a notch. The AE5400 does it. Full-body sound, crisp high's, lots of detail (I sing jazz and pop for grown-ups), and it just feels nice and solid when handling. I've used it on only one gig so far, but at first blush, it's a total winner. A colleague sat in on my gig (awesome vocalist!) and he sounded amazing on this mic too. ZZounds held to their "beat any price" claim and gave me a screaming deal, plus, the shipping was super fast. ZZounds is my new favorite source!
Musical Background:
Vocalist/pianist/songwriter, Pro, 30+ yrs.
Musical Style:
Jazz, pop-for-grownups, cabaret
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