Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Audio-Technica's new 5040 Studio Vocal Microphone

Audio-Technica announced their brand new 5040 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone at the 133rd AES Convention this past weekend. I'm a big fan of their AT4050 Microphone and used/owned one for many years. (Found a good home for it last year with a horn player). So I'm very curious to hear what the 5040 sounds like.

"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."

  • 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
MSRP $2999

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