Audio-Technica AT8031 Handheld Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT8031 Handheld Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT8031 Handheld Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # AUAT8031 MFR # AT8031
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Product Highlights

  • Small-Diaphragm Condenser Capsule
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Excellent Off-Axis Rejection
  • 30 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Switchable 80 Hz High-Pass Filter
  • Supports Phantom or Battery Power
  • Windscreen Reduces Plosives & Wind Noise
  • Includes Stand Adapter & Storage Bag
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Audio-Technica AT8031 overview

  • 1Description

The Audio-Technica AT8031 is a handheld small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone designed for close-up capture of vocals and various acoustic instruments in recording sessions and live stage applications. Its condenser element yields a wide frequency response of 30 Hz to 20 kHz and a 137 dB maximum SPL. The cardioid polar pattern offers reliable on-axis directivity while attenuating off-axis sounds.

A switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter minimizes rumble and excessive low-frequencies. The supplied windscreen reduces plosives and wind noise. The AT8031 can be operated via phantom power or the included AA battery. It ships with a stand adapter and soft protective bag.

Ideal for close-up vocals, overheads, piano, and strings
Sound is similar to far more expensive studio microphones
Low-mass diaphragm ensures minimum distortion
Cardioid pattern's proximity effect provides added warmth when used close up
Operates on phantom or battery power
Maximum SPL of 137 dB via phantom power or 123 dB via battery power
Dynamic range of 113 dB via phantom power or 99 dB via battery power
Impedance of 250 Ohms via phantom power or 300 Ohms via battery power
Sensitivity of -44 dB via phantom power or -45 dB via battery power
UPC: 042005309030
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Audio-Technica AT8031 Handheld Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen (Ball-Shaped) yffuvsyxrzcruxrywcusbwaxuqububus
  • AT8405a Snap-in Microphone Stand Clamp
  • 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 Threaded Adapter
  • AA Battery
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica AT8031 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 30 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 70 dB 
    Maximum SPL 137 dB SPL
    Pad None
    Impedance 250 Ohms
    Sensitivity -44 dB
    Low-Cut Filter 18 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    CMRR Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dynamic Range 113 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Battery Type 1 x AA
    Operating Current Consumption 2 mA
    Operating Voltage 11 to 52 V
    Length 7.60" / 193 mm
    Diameter 1.98" / 50.3 mm
    Weight 7.23 oz / 205 g
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    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 5.3 x 2.9"

    Audio-Technica AT8031 reviews

    AT8031 Handheld Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Microphone Great Price... I purchased this micrphone for public speech assemblies and I needed a micrphone that could use a battery when phantom power was unavailable. The pickup sensitivity is great, while the bass roll off switch is handy for outdoor use to reduce wind rumble. All in all, a great microphone!
    Date published: 2010-09-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good solid interview mic. I'm a radio reporter and often do interviews in the field. I bought this to replace my AT 813a (a similar model that Audio Technica doesn't make anymore, and that I accidentally dropped). I find it's not quite as bright and responsive as it's discontinued cousin but it still does the job. Nice clear signal. I use it with a Sound Devices 722 digital recorder, which provides phantom power. But you can also load a single AA battery into it and it'll work with pretty much any recorder. Great mic for the price.
    Date published: 2012-12-20
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