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AMT M40 Professional Condenser Piano Microphone

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AMT M40 Piano Microphone

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From Applied Microphone Technology (AMT), the M40 microphone is every bit as revolutionary in it's profile as it is in sound quality. Primarily designed for capturing piano, the M40 is also ideal for boundary style layer capturing in conferences and stage performances. The condenser microphone features a cardioid polar pattern and rests on an attached surface, enabling the entire microphone to be placed flat on top of a piano's sound board.

Sound board placement results in a detailed, transparent signal reproduction seldom achieved with traditional piano miking techniques. The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing off-axis noise and ambient audio signal. The M40 is powered via an external phantom power supply source or 9-volt battery and an attached 5-foot cable is wired to the external power supply/output stage. The output stage features a standard 3-pin XLR male output connection. The rugged, non-corrosive aluminum enclosure effectively protects the microphone from sudden shock.

Piano Sound Board Mounted
The M40 features a condenser element fixed onto a flat surface, enabling the microphone to be mounted on a piano sound board.
Detailed Audio Fidelity
The frequency and sensitivity response characteristics result in transparent, detailed, warm audio fidelity.
High SPL Handling
The microphone is capable of withstanding sound pressure levels up to 141dB. The result is wide dynamics without peak distortion.
External Output Stage
A separate, external output stage is attached to the element with a 5-foot cable. The output stage itself features a standard 3-pin XLR output connection.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern effectively minimizes noise and ambient audio at the off-axis sections of the capsule.
Battery or Phantom Power
The microphone is powered via external phantom power source or 9-volt battery.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 18Hz to 20KHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level 141dB
Power Requirements 12-52VDC
9-Volt Battery
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR male
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 1.5 x 2" (38.1 x 50.8mm)
Weight 1.55 oz (44g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 7.5 x 3.7"
AMT M40 Professional Condenser Piano Microphone
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    AMTM40 Piano Microphone
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

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    5.0

    Easy to use, great sound

    By Jim

    from Edmonds, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Warm sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about AMT M40 Piano Microphone:

      We use this mic inside our grand piano with the cover closed. Set up is so easy - we can leave it inside and just attach the XLR cable to the external box, mounted on the dolly. And the sound is excellent - much better than the mic on a boom with the cover partly open. Because the lid is closed, there is much less unwanted sound from the rest of the band. Overall, an excellent product.

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      4.0

      A great cost-benefit

      By Anderson Macarenco

      from Vitória, ES, Brasil

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Great capture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Use in church

        Comments about AMT M40 Piano Microphone:

        Perfect for use in grand piano set in the top cover. Wide range of frequency inputs with treble and bass shines in full-bodied. We are using in our church and ing musicians and sound technicians enjoyed the performance of this microphone, so we recommend.

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        4.0

        I recommend

        By Mindsteel Records

        from São Paulo, Brazil

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about AMT M40 Piano Microphone:

          AMT could include in the box a clamp to fix mic vertically

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sounds Real

          By Chris

          from Staten Island, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about AMT M40 Piano Microphone:

          For under [...] I think this is the "money worth" spending.Easy to install and small enough to hide.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Anna Moses uses it, then we can too

          By Rick

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Small

          Cons

          • Poor Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Professional
          • Studio

          Comments about AMT M40 Piano Microphone:

          Our piano lid is closed due to the area we are in. The Current mics we use do not work well with a closed lid. The M40 Piano Mic made a vast improvement on the sound quality coming from the piano.

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          • Business

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