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™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, 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

  • Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability

  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity

  • Extremely powerful N50 rare earth 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 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)

  • ELEMENTRibbonPOLAR PATTERNFigure-of-eightFREQUENCY RESPONSE20-18,000 HzOPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 PaIMPEDANCE100 ohmsMAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.NOISE22 dB SPLDYNAMIC RANGE (typical)128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPLSIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 PaPHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 3.0 mA typicalWEIGHT474 g (16.7 oz)DIMENSIONS177.5 mm (6.99") long,
    53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameterOUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-typeACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8449/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying caseAUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER1

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    Brand Audio-Technica
    Model AUDIO-TECH-AT4080
    Categories Microphones
    Transducer Type Ribbon
    Wireless Wired

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