Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

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Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Side-Address Microphone
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF Switch and 10 dB Pad
  • Rugged, All-Metal Construction
  • Includes Isolation Clamp
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The ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone from Audio-Technica is designed with a side-address capsule, allowing for easy placement and flexible positioning on percussion, guitar cabinets, piano, and similar applications. The cardioid polar pattern is effective in reducing off-axis noise and feedback, and the wide frequency response results in rich, natural detail. There is a low frequency roll-off switch for reducing low frequency ambiance and noise and a -10 dB Pad switch for providing additional headroom and minimizing noise caused by transient peaks. The package includes an isolation clamp, an adapter, a windscreen, and a soft protective pouch.

Side Address Capsule
Side-address stick design maximizes placement options with minimal obstructions
80 Hz High Pass Filter
Integral 80 Hz HPF switch minimizes low frequency noise
10 dB Pad
-10 dB pad switch provides additional headroom and minimizes noise caused by peaking audio signal
In the Box
Audio-Technica ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone
  • 8471 Isolation Clamp
  • 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 Threaded Adapter
  • Windscreen
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica ATM450 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 69 dB 
    Maximum SPL 152 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    THD 1%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity -41 dB
    Low-Cut Filter 18 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Dynamic Range 127 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 3.5 mA
    Operating Voltage 11 to 52 V
    Length 5.00" / 126.9 mm
    Diameter 0.83" / 21 mm
    Weight 3.46 oz / 98 g
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    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 5.1 x 2.8"

    Audio-Technica ATM450 reviews

    ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 450 has become my go to mic! I have a few of the 450s in my live sound mic case. I use them on drum OH, hi-hats, horns and various acoustic string instruments. I really appreciate the placement options with the side address. Couldn't be happier with the results that I get with the different applications.
    Date published: 2011-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The next Neumann KM-184 sound really good on overheads, acoustic guitar, piano, hat, for me is side by side with neumann km-184 for just $200
    Date published: 2008-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great general purpose mics These are really great general purpose mics. I use them all the time for close micing hi hats, drums, soft horns and voices. They are not great for distance micing and are much better suited for closer applications. For recording they work well and have a nice clean sound. They are not very broad so I would tend to use them as more of a fill sound and get my main source from a larger mic.
    Date published: 2011-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Go To Microphone - Using it for High Hat This is an ideal mic from the high hat and that is how it is performing for me. I appreciate the settings for this mic. My knowledge was initially built from other reviewers who obviously were not wrong in their assessment. Totally fit for purpose.
    Date published: 2016-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mic for so many things... Love this on my hi hats! Acoustic guitar too. Great value.
    Date published: 2018-07-22
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