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Mic Shootout 2: Affordable Large Diaphragm Condensers
The AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica features three switchable polar patterns: cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure 8. It is designed for studio use and live sound production with vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, and guitar amps. The microphone offers high SPL capability combined with transparent and airy uppers/mids, and is complemented by rich low-end qualities. Its dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged for consistent, high-quality performance. A precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element baffle provides solid element stability and maximum sensitivity.
The AT4050 includes a shock mount, a microphone dust cover, and a protective carrying case.
Transparent uppers/mids balanced by rich low-end qualities combine with advanced acoustic engineering for extensive performance capabilities and high quality
Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone
The 2-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process, allowing the optimum characteristics achieved to remain constant over years of use
Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, and figure 8
Transformerless circuitry minimizes low-frequency distortion and improves correlation of high-speed transients
State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics are compliant with Audio-Technica's consistency and reliability standards
Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
Includes protective carrying case and microphone dust cover