Audio-Technica AT5040 Premier Studio Vocal Microphone

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Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone, the Audio-Technica 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 Audio-Technica AT5040 cardioid condenser 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.

Another key AT5040 design feature is advanced internal shock mounting that effectively decouples the capsule from the microphone body. For additional isolation, each AT5040 is also provided with Audio-Technica’s innovative new AT8480 shock mount.

Every Audio-Technica AT5040 is hand assembled and individually inspected for 100% quality control. Each microphone is enclosed in an elegant housing of aluminum and brass with high-quality gray finish for durability and low reflectivity.

Discrete components have been selected for optimized capsule performance; in fact, every aspect of the microphone has been carefully considered to minimize any effects on the audio signal.

  • Premier studio vocal microphone
  • Debut of our flagship 50 Series
  • Represents a milestone in condenser design
  • Offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance
  • Profound realism and depth
  • Presence and purity of sound
Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 – 20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance 50 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level 142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
Noise 5 dB SPL
Dynamic Range 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
Dimensions 165.3 mm (6.51'') long, 57.0 mm (2.24'') maximum body diameter
Output Connector Integral l3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories AT8480 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case
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