The AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica features a professional-quality shotgun design, suitable for field and studio use. It consists of the company's AT4900b-48 microphone body and AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule, providing a hypercardioid pickup pattern for minimizing off-axis noise and improving the isolation of your desired sound source. The microphone's internal transformerless circuitry reduces distortion and provides correlation of high-speed transients. There is a direct-coupled balanced output for a clean signal under high-output conditions and a strong turned-brass housing for durability. A switchable high-pass filter reduces low frequency noise, and a -10 dB pad picks up loud sound sources. The package includes a microphone stand clamp, a windscreen, and carrying case.
Note: Separately sold interchangeable head capsules with different pickup patterns are available.
For professional recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement applications
Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source
Direct-coupled, balanced output results in a clean signal under high-output conditions
Transformerless circuitry minimizes low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients