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Audio-Technica BP4025 X/Y Stereo Field Recording Microphone

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Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica BP4025 X/Y Stereo Field Recording Microphone
Key Features
  • X/Y Stereo Capsule
  • Coincident Capsule Mount
  • Accurate Stereo Imaging
  • -10dB Pad Switch
The Audio-Technica BP4025 X/Y Stereo Microphone captures ambiance, live performances and any audio source with accurate stereo imaging and detailed frequency response. The capsule features two condenser capsules mounted in an X/Y configuration. Its innovative coincident capsule configuration produces accurate stereo image in a smaller housing.

The BP4025 terminates to a 5-pin XLR output and the supplied cable provides dual 3-pin XLR connectors for stereo connections to cameras, mixer channels, portable recorders, etc. The microphone requires 11-52VDC phantom power and includes the 5-pin to dual 3-pin XLR cable, stand adapter, windscreen and protective pouch.

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Audio-Technica BP4025 Overview

The Audio-Technica BP4025 X/Y Stereo Microphone captures ambiance, live performances and any audio source with accurate stereo imaging and detailed frequency response. The capsule features two condenser capsules mounted in an X/Y configuration. Its innovative coincident capsule configuration produces accurate stereo image in a smaller housing.

The BP4025 terminates to a 5-pin XLR output and the supplied cable provides dual 3-pin XLR connectors for stereo connections to cameras, mixer channels, portable recorders, etc. The microphone requires 11-52VDC phantom power and includes the 5-pin to dual 3-pin XLR cable, stand adapter, windscreen and protective pouch.

Stereo recording of ambiance, musical performances, vocals, and more
5-pin output and dual 3-pin XLR cable is supplied
Coincidence element mounting for smaller capsule profile
Rugged construction

Audio-Technica BP4025 Specs

TransducerFixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
Polar PatternX/Y Stereo
Frequency Response20Hz to 17kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical)131dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio80dB, 1kHz at 1Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level145dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
155dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Power Requirements11-52VDC, 7mA typical (both channels total)
Output Impedance170 ohms
Output Connectors5-pin XLR Output (5-Pin to dual 3-Pin XLR Cable Supplied)
Pad-10dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off80Hz, 12dB / octave
Dimensions7.32 x 1.87" (186.0 x 47.5mm)
Weight9.5 oz (269g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 5.25 x 3"

Audio-Technica BP4025 Reviews

Great to use

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

sound great

Sounds good, well constructed

By Owen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-11

A solid, professional grade mic that sounds good and does not buckle when things get loud.

Excellent quality microphone

By KEVIN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-30

excellent microphone I have been using this to video Rock bands such as Demon,Lawless,Tygers of Pan Tang,Dirty White Boyz and A couple of videos for Mr Mark Stanway with my Canon XHA1s semi pro camera the audio quality is outstanding for the price and stereo separation is also excellent highly recommend this for live recordings

Very nice response, low noise

By John R.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-11

I use this for ambient recordings - I'm usually recording as part of gathering material for video, and so I have enough gear without a multiple-mic stereo setup. This offers a pleasing stereo image, low noise for getting quieter ambient sounds, and nice response for, say, rain drops hitting bricks with thunder rumbling in the background. It doesn't have a drop-out in the center, so a car passing doesn't sound weird. Perfectly natural stereo effect. Fits in a Rycote Baby Ball Gag - I should buy a real blimp, but that seems like one more big thing to pack, and I've been happy with the BBG so far. I'm quite happy with this mic - good balance between quality and portability/ease of use. I have stuff I've bought in the past that I end up not using because it's a pain, but this one is already working its way into my flow.

Sensitive, low noise, extended low frequency response

By Alberto T
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-09

It took me a while to post this review because I did not have any sound recorder to test with. I did ensure that it did work by hooking it up to a friend's mixer, but it wasn't until we rented a Zoom F8 at work that I was able to hear what the BP4025 could really do. In testing at Caumsett State Historic Park, which is fairly quiet before 6am, I was able to pick up very clear bird songs, with a nice stereo image. And VERY low noise. I also realized I would have to go much further away from civilization in order to get quieter recordings. I could hear the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) trains rumble from miles away, as well as a park ranger starting up his pickup truck from almost a half mile away, and completely out of sight. Suffice to say, this mic can capture low frequencies exceedingly well with its large capsules. I have wanted this mic since 2011, and it met all my expectations. Now to save some more to get a nice field recorder to go with the BP4025 :-)

Fantastic mic!

By Mikhail K.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-28

Love everything about it - sound quality, no existent self noise, ergonomics, ability to fit inside Rode blimp! I wish I had a 4 channels recorder so I will justify a second one... :-)

Quiet and Natural-Sounding

By Melvin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

I've been using this mic for three months now, and I really like it. It's a one-trick, X-Y pony, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. Setup is quick and easy- I can be recording with this mic while I'd still be futzing with stereo bars and other mic pairs. Gives a good, realistic stereo field.

Pristine lifelike sound

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-22

Pristine lifelike sound

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Can I use this as a mono mic for podcast if I do not connect one of the xlr's?
Asked by: Tony
You could in that form just to connect oneside of the mic, just keep in mind that this mic is a condensor mic it still is sensitive and it will pickup ambience from the room if its not acousticlly treated.
Answered by: Raul M
Date published: 2021-05-09

Hi If I need to record sound effects and a quiet ...

Hi If I need to record sound effects and a quiet voice at a distance of 5-30 cm from the capsules, will the stereo image still be clearly present? I mean a clear separation of right and left.
Asked by: IEVGEN
Yes, because the Audio-Technica BP4025 X/Y Stereo Field Recording Microphone uses two individual capsules and offers the ability to keep the signal of each capsule independent of the other for individual recording, it will capture a stereo recording and depict a stereo image of the sound source it is oriented towards.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-08-21

This mic can output both X/Y channels to each XLR ...

This mic can output both X/Y channels to each XLR cable, so I'm going to use it on a recorder like the zoom f3. Should I set the phantom power of each channel to 24V or 48V? Or is it both possible? The specs say '11-52VDC, 7mA typical (both channels total)' confuses me. Because this mic outputs two XLR cables, is it calculated by adding up the phantom power of the two? Please excuse the beginner's question.(24V+24V or 48V+48V ?)
Asked by: Studio
The dual XLR outputs of the Audio-Technica BP4025 X/Y Stereo Field Recording Microphone should both be connected to XLR input sources with phantom power engaged. Although 48V is the most common, this microphone will work with input sources offering 11-52VDC from each output.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-09-16

Which capsules are in this microphone - cardioid ...

Which capsules are in this microphone - cardioid or omnidirectional? If you use this microphone to record close quiet sounds and whispers, at a distance of about 5-15 cm from the capsule, will it have a strong effect of proximity and distortion, or will it be normal?
Asked by: IEVGEN
The capsules in the Audio-Technica BP4025 microphone are cardioid. This microphone would capture whispers at that distance very nicely.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-02-10

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What is the diameter of the shaft? I'm wanting to mount this in the mic holder on my Sony PXW-X70. It appears the mic holder would require a diameter of around 15/16 inch or 25mm. If the BP4025 shaft is narrower than that, are there mounting kits available to work with pro-level handles on cams? Thank you!
Asked by: Ricky
The mic holder attachment on most cameras have a diameter larger than most available microphones. We do offer a solution that allows mics to fit securely in these mounts. The ROCS Rubber O-Rings.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I'd like to use this mic on my Canon C70. Is ...

I'd like to use this mic on my Canon C70. Is there a XLR 5-pin female to dual mini XLR 3-pin male cable?
Asked by: Nik
The BP4025 comes with an XLR 5-pin female to dual XLR 3-pin male Y-cable. We do not a Y-cable with mini-XLR 3-pin male connectors, but you can use adapters to convert standard XLR male to mini-XLR male. The Laird Digital Cinema Premium 3-Pin Standard XLR Female to TA3M 3-Pin Mini XLR Male Audio Adapter (B&H # LARD1XFTA3M) will work or if you prefer longer adapter cables, you can use the Blackmagic Design Set of 2 Mini XLR to XLR Audio Cables for Video Assist 4K - 19.5" (B&H # BLAXLRMINI2). Both of these options will convert the standard XLR male connector to mini-XLR male for compatibility with the C70 mic inputs.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-06-13

Is it possible to get a shorter cable for this ...

Is it possible to get a shorter cable for this mic?
Asked by: Pat
I order this one (B&H recommended) - Lewitt DTP 40 Trs - 5-Pin XLR Female to Dual 3-Pin XLR Male Audio Cable (B&H # LEDTP40TRS). I'll report back to let you know how if it worked.
Answered by: Pat
Date published: 2021-02-15

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What is the width of the stereo pattern?
Asked by: Geoff
Unfortunately Audio Technica does not provide detailed specs regarding width of the pattern. The manual, which is available on the Audio Technica website does include some polar pattern diagrams at different frequency ranges that may help.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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