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Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Podcast Microphone

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Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Podcast Microphone
Key Features
  • For Podcasts, Voice-Overs & Broadcasts
  • End-Address, Broadcast-Style Mic
  • Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Capsule
  • Highly Directional Hypercardioid Pattern
Purpose-built for podcasters and content creators on a limited budget, the Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone benefits from A-T's decades of expertise in constructing trusted microphones for the studio and stage. The AT2040 features a large-diaphragm dynamic capsule in a classic end-address configuration, just like traditional broadcast-style mics used by pros. Not only does the mic deliver a warm, yet robust vocal tone, but it also picks up minimal background noise and room reflections, thanks to its hypercardioid polar pattern.
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Audio-Technica AT2040 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Integrated Shockmount
  • 3Internal Pop Filter
  • 4Highly Directional Pickup
  • 5Features at a Glance

Purpose-built for podcasters and content creators on a limited budget, the Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone benefits from A-T's decades of expertise in constructing trusted microphones for the studio and stage. The AT2040 features a large-diaphragm dynamic capsule in a classic end-address configuration, just like traditional broadcast-style mics used by pros. Not only does the mic deliver a warm, yet robust vocal tone, but it also picks up minimal background noise and room reflections, thanks to its hypercardioid polar pattern.

By incorporating an internal multistage pop filter, the AT2040 is able to reduce vocal plosives—popping sounds from strong consonants such as 'p' and 'b'—without relying on an external pop screen. Additionally, the integrated shockmount helps prevent noise from stand handling and other vibrations while keep the overall size down. Due to its XLR 3-pin output connector and low sensitivity, the AT2040 should be used with a mic preamp that can provide moderate to high gain. Being a dynamic mic, it requires no batteries or phantom power.

Integrated Shockmount
The mic features a specially designed, integrated shockmount that tames any noise, shock, and vibration that might be transmitted through a mic stand, boom, or mount.
Internal Pop Filter
The AT2040's multistage foam mesh windscreen includes a nonwoven filter to allow close-up use without annoying pops.
Highly Directional Pickup
The hypercardioid polar pattern provides maximum vocal isolation for professional-quality sound with minimal background noise and room reflections.
Features at a Glance
  • Dynamic microphone delivers warm, assertive broadcast sound that’s perfect for podcasting
  • Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise
  • Multistage foam mesh windscreen provides superior internal pop filtering
  • Integrated shockmount attenuates noise, shock, and vibration transmitted through mic stands, booms, and mounts
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear for maximum vocal isolation
  • XLR 3-pin male output connector
  • No batteries or phantom power required
  • Includes pivoting stand mount, 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter, and a soft protective pouch

Audio-Technica AT2040 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Broadcast, Podcast
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesSpeech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternHypercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range80 Hz to 16 kHz
Impedance600 Ohms
Sensitivity-53 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Bus PowerNone
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CasePouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 2.05 x L: 5.72" / ø: 5.21 x L: 14.53 cm
Weight1.4 lb / 615 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.2 x 9.8 x 3.8"

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