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Audio-Technica AT5040 Premier Studio Microphone

Product Code AUAT5040
Manufacturer Audio-Technica

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Introducing Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone, the AT5040 cardioid condenser. The debut of our flagship 50 Series, the AT5040 represents a milestone in condenser design, offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound.


Designed as a first-choice vocal microphone, the AT5040 features an extremely smooth top end with controlled sibilance. Large-diaphragm characteristics and fast transient response also make it ideal for recording acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, strings and saxophone.


Audio-Technica’s premier studio condenser vocal microphone

Extremely musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound

Four rectangular diaphragms (2 micron) function together as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard circular one-inch diaphragm

Exceptionally low noise and wide dynamic range ideal for studio vocals

Discrete components carefully selected for optimized capsule performance

High-SPL capability and extended frequency response

Hand built and inspected for 100% quality control

Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body

Elegant, durable housing of aluminium and brass

Included advanced-design custom AT8480 shock mount provides superior isolation

Custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport



Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser

Polar pattern: Cardioid

Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz

Impedance: 50 ohms

Open circuit sensitivity: –25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa*

Maximum input sound level: 142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

Noise: 5 dB SPL

Dynamic range (typical): 137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

Signal-to-noise ratio: 89 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*

Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 3.8 mA typical

Weight: 582 g (20.5 oz)

Dimensions: 165.3 mm (6.51'') long, 57.0 mm (2.24'') maximum body diameter

Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

Accessories furnished: AT8480 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case

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