Audio-Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 80 Hz Hi-Pass Filter
  • -10 dB Pad Switch
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The AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica features a low-profile design and a small-diaphragm condenser element. The microphone's sensitivity, frequency response, and SPL capabilities allow for use with speaker cabinets, vocals, percussion instruments, drums, and spot placement on guitars, and stringed instruments. The omnidirectional polar pattern provides a wide pickup area and preserves the integrity of the signal. An 80 Hz high-pass filter switch reduces low frequencies and associated noise, and a -10 dB Pad switch provides additional headroom and minimizes distortion when capturing transient (peaking) audio signals. The package includes microphone stand clamp, a windscreen, and a protective carrying case.

Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The omnidirectional polar pattern provides a generous pickup area and preserves the integrity of the audio quality.
Switchable 80 Hz High Pass Filter
The 80 Hz high-pass filter switch minimizes hum, low frequency noise, and rumble.
-10 dB Pad Switch
A -10 dB Pad provides additional headroom for capturing peaking audio signals without distortion and noise.
In the Box
Audio-Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone
  • AT8405a Snap-in Microphone Stand Clamp
  • Windscreen
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica AT4022 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 81 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 13 dB 
    Maximum SPL 146 dB SPL
    156 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    THD 1%
    Impedance 250 Ohms
    Sensitivity -34 dB
    Low-Cut Filter 12 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Dynamic Range 133 dB
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 3.0 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 5.67" / 144 mm
    Diameter 0.83" / 21 mm
    Weight 4.37 oz / 124 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 4.5 x 1.7"

    Audio-Technica AT4022 reviews

    AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb microphones for the price I must respond to the one star rating provided here, which is misleading. These are fantastic sounding omnidirectional microphones in almost every respect and with preparation, can be used for nature recording. Keep in mind they were not designed for environmental extremes that one would encounter outdoors. (Expensive RF type mics are designed for such use and are more reliable, but are three times the price.) The AT4022s are not unusually sensitive to humidity, to a point, but they will pop and fizzle in conditions with moisture condensation, particularly early mornings and evenings in the outdoors--typical for electrets. The upshot is, these must be warmed just prior to use with an inexpensive gel heat pack or heating pad. (The gel packs can be heated in a microwave oven.) I have a battery operated scarf that does the job, too. The microphones only need to be kept a degree or two above the ambient temperature to quiet them down.
    Date published: 2016-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds my expectations Audio-Technica has achieved what I thought was not possible in a microphone at this price. It provides very accurate and clear reproduction of string and reed instruments with a robust signal/noise ratio. In fact, the self-noise is far below what I expected in this small diaphragm design.
    Date published: 2013-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed My Recording Life These microphones are superb.� I do nature and location recordings and every chance I can take to use omni mics I take it.� I upgraded to these from a cheaper pair and now I'll never look back.� Not only do they have an amazing flat low-noise response, they also have great off-axis response and, so far, they've tolerated humidity and low temperatures (still above freezing) without any problems whatsoever.� They are so natural and tansparent that you really don't have to worry about coloration, if you just focus on nailing your placement and location the mics will deliver.� Omnidirectional mics in general are incredibly underrated and underused because people don't appreciate all the benefits they offer beyond just the polar pattern.� Love these mics and I can't recommend them highly enough!
    Date published: 2017-12-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not suitable for field recording or got a bad batch Purchased 4 and 3 sputtered and popped during a 45F morning with low humidity. One seemed to work fine, seems like there must be manufacturing inconsistencies. B&H was amazing as usual, sent them back for a refund.
    Date published: 2016-07-08
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