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Audio-Technica AT8031 - Small Diaphragm Hand-Held Condenser Microphone

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Audio-Technica AT8031 - Hand-Held Microphone

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The Audio-Technica AT8031 is a wide-range condenser mic with a cardioid (uni-dierctional) polar pattern. The AT8031 was designed for professional recording and sound reinforcement applications. Utilizaing the latest low-mass technology, frequency and transient response is improved, while distortion is reduced. Controls feedback and minimizes pickup of unwanted sounds and is enclosed in a rugged housing with a low-reflective matte finish.

Ideal for close-up vocals, overheads, piano and strings
Sound is similar to far more expensive studio microphones
Low-mass diaphragm ensures minimum distortion
Cardioid pattern provides added warmth when used close up
Operates on battery or phantom power
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 30 - 20,000 Hz
Maximum Input Sound Level Phantom: 137 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. Battery: 123 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Power Requirements 9 - 52V, 2 mA Typical
Battery - 1.5v AA (1200 Hours Typical)
Output Impedance Phantom: 200 Ohms Battery: 270 Ohms
Output Connectors XLRM-Type
Dimensions not specified by manufacturer
Weight 7.1 oz (200 g)
Audio-Technica AT8031 - Small Diaphragm Hand-Held Condenser Microphone
  • AT8031
  • AT8405 stand clamp
  • battery
  • protective pouch
  • technical data sheet
  • registration card.
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    Audio-TechnicaAT8031 - Hand-Held Microphone
     
    4.5

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    4.0

    Good solid interview mic.

    By Sean C.

    from Brooklyn, NY

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT8031 - Hand-Held Microphone:

        I'm a radio reporter and often do interviews in the field. I bought this to replace my AT 813a (a similar model that Audio Technica doesn't make anymore, and that I accidentally dropped). I find it's not quite as bright and responsive as it's discontinued cousin but it still does the job. Nice clear signal. I use it with a Sound Devices 722 digital recorder, which provides phantom power. But you can also load a single AA battery into it and it'll work with pretty much any recorder.

        Great mic for the price.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Microphone Great Price[...]

        By sound check

        from Southeast Missouri

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

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          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT8031 - Hand-Held Microphone:

          I purchased this micrphone for public speech assemblies and I needed a micrphone that could use a battery when phantom power was unavailable. The pickup sensitivity is great, while the bass roll off switch is handy for outdoor use to reduce wind rumble.

          All in all, a great microphone!

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