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Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

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Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

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The Audio-Technica Pro 70 is a cardioid lavalier microphone designed for vocal or instrument capturing in recording or sound reinforcement applications. The frequency response favors the mid-range frequencies of instruments and vocals while minimizing noise registering at high and low frequencies.

The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing pickup at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. The result is improved signal before feedback response and minimal ambiance pickup. A low frequency roll-off switch further reduces low frequency noise due to hum, wind etc. The provided UM3 power supply provides phantom power with a single 1.5V AA battery or external phantom power source. The UM3 provides a standard 3-pin XLR output connection to mixers, preamplifiers, cameras etc.

Accurate Vocal and Acoustic Guitar Reproduction
The tailored frequency response favors the mid-range frequency response associated with vocal intelligibility and presence.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid pattern is effective in signal isolation. Audio signal at the off-axis sections of the capsule are attenuated, minimizing noise and improving gain-before-feedback response.
Low Frequency Roll-Off
A low frequency roll-off filter switch minimizes low frequency noise and rumble due to wind, hum and proximity effect.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 100Hz to 14kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 96dB, 1kHz @ Max. SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 67dB, 1kHz @ 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 123dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% T.H.D.
Power Requirements 11 - 52V, 2mA typical
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR male
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off 80Hz, 8dB per octave
Dimensions Cable Length - 6' (1.8m)
Weight 0.3 oz (8 g)
Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone
  • Power Module (attached)
  • AT8411 Clothing Clip
  • AT8444 Instrument Adapter
  • Windscreen
  • AA Battery
  • Protective Pouch
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaPro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone
     
    4.5

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (38)
    • Good audio (36)
    • Compact (24)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Versatile (19)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (25)
    • Amateur recording (17)
    • Outdoor events / games (16)
    • Home studio (14)
    • Performances (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (32), Novice (4), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Special Purpose Lav Mic

    My experience with lav mics is that the best full- sound usually comes from omnidirectional pickup patterns rather than cardiod. But if your talent is recording in a noisy environment or a room that...Read complete review

    My experience with lav mics is that the best full- sound usually comes from omnidirectional pickup patterns rather than cardiod. But if your talent is recording in a noisy environment or a room that is not acoustically treated, you may need the narrower pickup pattern that this cardiod lav provides.

    I notice that the sound coming in needs some EQ for most voices in the 1K range--usually a cut of about 6db. Once I do that, the sound is quite nice--natural sounding with an even low-end. If you don't EQ, there is a slightly harsh sound where the mid frequencies are a little hyped.

    So be careful when comparing this to most other lav mics--because of its cardioid pickup pattern, this one is best for noisier environments or untreated rooms.

    For this purpose, I love it--well constructed, durable, sounds great (after EQ as above).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Too much noise

    This mic works well in a perfect situation. However, it picks up too much wind/breath noise and pop's and overmodulates with the slightest of wind or breathing on the mic. I would...Read complete review

    This mic works well in a perfect situation. However, it picks up too much wind/breath noise and pop's and overmodulates with the slightest of wind or breathing on the mic. I would reccomend the Audio Technica AT 899 for this situation. It cost twice as much. But, when you have a crew and expensive talent the peace of mind and less "stopping for technical problems" is well worth the extra cost.

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    5.0

    great value

    By David

    from Arlington Tx

    Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

    We use these mics on a tv sets and they give a great bang for the buc. Great sound.

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    5.0

    Excellent Microphone and great price

    By StudioDTK5

    from Toledo, Ohio

    Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

    The microphone sounds great. The pre amp housing is well made. Low noise on the cord. Excellent tonal quality. The only thing I would have like was a removal microphone. All in all very well made. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a corded lav microphone.

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    5.0

    Great, affordable mic

    By Quackington

    from Chicago

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere

      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

      Primary use: oral history.Bought these mics to replace some Shure WL51s that have been giving me some problems, and these are much better at picking up sound at lower levels of gain on the recorder. Tested them on a Zoom H5, which gets a lot noiser at gains of 6 and above, and that needed a 7 or more for the Shures. It picks up the ATs fine a bit under 6. (Incidentally, tried them briefly on a Tascam DR100-mkII and these mics picked up with no trouble at a gain of 3).These are bigger than the Shures, especially with the windscreen on, but I'm not producing theatre. I'm interviewing people and want good audio. Audio is clear, low noise, and the mics are well built with a pretty long mic cord. You'll need your own XLR cable to connect the mic to the recorder. Each mic runs off phantom power or a single AA battery, and I've been using the battery to extend the life of the Zoom H5. I may update this later to let you know how long the battery lasts.Only minor issue I have: the battery fits a bit too snugly in its compartment. Nice to not have it rattling around, but it's a little bit of work to remove it.They are a pretty amazing buy at this price. Funding is always a big concern in public history, and it's really great to buy two mics for the price of one higher end mic, while not losing much that your ears will be able to detct. With these and a Zoom H5 or a Tascam DR-100mkII, you can put together a very good field recording kit for $ (I'm including the mic cables in the cost; not including the memory card or batteries).

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Just what I nedded

      By The Video Guy

      from Miami FL

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Fast
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

        Using for Depositions. Excellent...

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Very good instrument mic

        By Francosuave

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Timbre Quality
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable
        • True Sound Reproduction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live Performance

          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

          I originally bought this to mic a cello as the available pickups were unsatisfactory. After a makeshift adaptation of the instrument clip we were getting a nice, rich, warm, full tone right away without even touching the EQ. We've been using this for frequent gigs--weddings, parties etc.--for about 4 or 5 years now and it's still working perfectly. This unit has served us so well at such a great price, I just bought 3 more from B&H to mic the string section of the jazz orchestra.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Awesome!

          By Zisconnected

          from Albany, NY

          About Me Quality Oriented

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Fast
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere
            • Home or Business
            • Travel

            Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

            I don't know much about audio recording yet but the sound quality that comes out of this little lav mic seems great! I even used it to record sound from my Ukelele and had fantastic results! I can't wait to get a second one!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            Pro 70 Lavalier Selected Again

            By Beast

            from Pittsburg, CA

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

            This is the second time I have purchase the Pro 70 lavaliere. If your on a fixed budget, looking for a good interview lavaliere, then Pro 70 is one to look at.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            good sound, sturdy, compact, easy to han

            By AR

            from NYC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

              recoding audio for video/film

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              5.0

              Works Perfectly

              By jimmy de

              from Hilo, HI

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Solidly built

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • People Telling Stories

                Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                So far it is working flawlessly. No problems. It is dependable.

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                4.0

                Great value for the price

                By Mike

                from Iowa City

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                  I use these for videography and for music recording. They perform very well. If you don't need wireless get these lavalier mikes - they won't let you down.

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                  4.0

                  Nice Sounding Microphone

                  By Connor

                  from MA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                    I was hunting for a cardiod lav mic that I could use for indoor and outdoor interviews. This mic looked like a good choice and had a decent price.

                    After doing some brief testing, I decided this was a good choice. It sounds great indoors (even with background noise). I did not notice much hiss or noise.

                    I connected this to a Zoom H4n using an Audio Technica XLR cable. Everything seems great. In fact, I'm thinking of purchasing another one.

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                    4.0

                    Great for PROsummer

                    By AC

                    from Miami

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                        Enjoy the ease of good audio while having the advantages of a product that is easy to use.

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                        4.0

                        very good for debate

                        By Lanbi

                        from Port-au-Prince

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                          I use it for broadcast debate between for persons. It works very well.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By J.M.Santos luthier

                          from Brazil

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                          Excellent product,excellent price,excellent service.

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                          5.0

                          Great Sound

                          By Bri

                          from Fort Collins

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                            Finally I have a very good mic set-up for interviews. The sound comes through great. I love it.

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                            5.0

                            Awesome little mic!

                            By Lance the video guy

                            from Baltimore, Maryland

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                              Mic was easy to use! Feels really well made. The pack has some weight to it! It has very nice sound quality

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                              5.0

                              Good product at very low price

                              By fabio tomba

                              from Whitmore Lake, Michigan

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Limited Functions

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                              I used two mics for an interview, this one and a Sony priced at four times the price. No one knew the difference..

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                              4.0

                              acoustic guitar companion

                              By Eugene

                              from Baltimore, MD

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Breaks Easily

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                              using it primarily on my guitar for acoustic gigging; does what is expected, i.e. picks up the sound of the guitar; as any mic could feedback; overall sound quality is fine for live performance; there are better mics for the studio work, of course, but this one can hold its own ground; the phantom power feature is nice; the felt on the guitar clip sometimes poses a challenge while clipping the mic to a guitar;

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                              5.0

                              Great sound for video recordings

                              By Jeff

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Recording
                                • Video Production

                                Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                                We connected this to an iXZ Mic & Instrument interface to attain professional sound during video recordings using an iPhone 4S. Simple setup. Works flawlessly. Audio is 10X better than using the iPhone's internal mic.

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                                4.0

                                I will be buying more Pro 70 microphones

                                By catjam1950

                                from Melbourne, Australia

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • Tends to feedback

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                                I bought the Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone to use on my acoustic guitars. There are of course other types of microphone available, but with the Pro 70 I do not have to drill into the instrument with a risk of something going wrong. It also gives me flexibility to move it from one guitar to the next. Sound wise, I am pleasantly surprised at how clear & natural it sounds. Initially I did have some feedback issues, but with experience I have been able to overcome this.

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                                  Accessory Packages

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                                  An accessory package is a great way to provide backup parts for your system.

                                  Auray - Lavalier Deluxe Accessory Kit (Large)
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                                  Batteries & Power

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                                  Always keep spare batteries handy and you won't get caught without power.

                                  Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
                                  • You Pay: $2.79
                                   
                                  Watson - 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                                  • You Pay: $17.95
                                   

                                  Cables

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                                  Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                                  Hosa Technology - Camcorder Microphone Cable (XLR Female)
                                  • You Pay: $20.99
                                   
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                                  • You Pay: $17.49
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                                  Adapters

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                                  Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

                                  Kopul - LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5')
                                  • You Pay: $19.95
                                   

                                  Wind Protection

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                                  Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

                                  Auray - WLF-038-3R Foam Windscreens for 3/8" Diameter Microphones (Round Shape, 3 Pack)
                                  • You Pay: $5.95
                                   

                                  Microphone Clips

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                                  Microphone Clips are often lost or broken over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                                  Audio-Technica - AT8411 - Lavalier Tie / Clothing Clip
                                  • You Pay: $9.59
                                   

                                  Cases & Protection

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                                  Carry, store and protect your equipment in a bag or case.

                                  Pelican - 1020 Micro Case (Clear Black)
                                  • You Pay: $12.95
                                   
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