Video Chat with a B&H Expert & Get Pro Audio Advice Live!

Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone Kit 1

BH #AUAT4053BK1 (B&H Kit)
Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone Kit 1
Key Features
  • AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Mic
  • DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount
  • KE-89CC Aluminum Boompole and XLR Cable
  • 34" Neoprene Boompole Bag
The Audio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone Kit 1 from B&H includes an AT4053b hypercardioid condenser microphone with a stand clamp, windscreen, and protective carrying case, an Auray DSM-1 universal shock mount, an Auray neoprene bag for a 34" closed boompole, a K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series aluminum boompole with internal XLR cable, and a premium XLRM to angled XLRF microphone cable. This kit can be used to capture audio in several environments for video, professional recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement applications.
In Stock
$999.75
$84/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $137.99
Savings Available:
Ask Our Experts
866.264.7509

Audio-Technica AT4053b Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 3Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 4Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
  • 5K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable
  • 6Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black)

The Audio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone Kit 1 from B&H includes an AT4053b hypercardioid condenser microphone with a stand clamp, windscreen, and protective carrying case, an Auray DSM-1 universal shock mount, an Auray neoprene bag for a 34" closed boompole, a K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series aluminum boompole with internal XLR cable, and a premium XLRM to angled XLRF microphone cable. This kit can be used to capture audio in several environments for video, professional recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement applications.

Note:
Separately sold interchangeable head capsules with different pickup patterns are available.
Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

The AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica features a professional-quality shotgun design, suitable for field and studio use. It consists of the company's AT4900b-48 microphone body and AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule, providing a hypercardioid pickup pattern for minimizing off-axis noise and improving the isolation of your desired sound source. The microphone's internal transformerless circuitry reduces distortion and provides correlation of high-speed transients. There is a direct-coupled balanced output for a clean signal under high-output conditions and a strong turned-brass housing for durability. A switchable high-pass filter reduces low frequency noise, and a -10 dB pad picks up loud sound sources. The package includes a microphone stand clamp, a windscreen, and carrying case.

Note:
Separately sold interchangeable head capsules with different pickup patterns are available.
For professional recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement applications
Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source
Direct-coupled, balanced output results in a clean signal under high-output conditions
Transformerless circuitry minimizes low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
Turned-brass microphone housing for durability
RoHS compliant
UPC: 042005156023
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal handgrips.

UPC: 847628562776
Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.

UPC: 847628562790
K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable

The K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy aluminum design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use, while remaining lightweight and travel-worthy. This pole features an internal coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of four aluminum sections telescope between 2' 5" to 7' 6" and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.

Internal coiled XLR cable and connection at the base
The KE-89CC features a bottom-mounted three-pin XLR connection
Designed to fit in any standard equipment case, for ENG, EFP, and DV location production work
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole-top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
UPC: 791090332033
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black)

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
UPC: 847628558298

Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone Specs

Microphone
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternHypercardioid
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL145 dB SPL
155 dB SPL
Impedance50 Ohms
Sensitivity-34 dB
Dynamic Range129 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio78 dB
Equivalent Noise Level16 dB
THD1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V
Operating Current Consumption4.8 mA
Physical
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 6.1" / ø: 21 x L: 154.94 mm
Weight4.48 oz / 127 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.115 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.4 x 4.6 x 1.75"

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 3.4 x 2.6"

Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie Specs

Physical
MaterialNeoprene
Type of ClosureZipper with protective lining
Dimensions36 x 6 x 2" (91.4 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
Weight15 oz (454 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 7.8 x 1"

K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable Specs

Sections4
Load CapacityNot specified by manufacturer
Length2' 5" to 7' 6" (0.7 to 2.3 m)
Weight1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33 x 2.8 x 1"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black) Specs

Physical
Contact PlatingSilver
Cable Length20' / 6.1 m
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors2
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Shielding95% Spiral
Insulation TypePolyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 8.2 x 1.3"

Audio-Technica AT4053b Reviews

Big upgrade from shotgun mic

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

Can't believe how long it took me to learn that shotguns aren't a good choice for interior dialogue. Upgraded to the 4053b from an NTG 2 and haven't looked back.

Sounds amazing

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

This sounds amazing and will elevate your sound!

Best Mic I Own

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-06

I have owned this mic for a little over 10 years now. I've used it for everything from outdoor boom mic, indoor boom mic, voiceover, multiple instruments (amazing on a cello!!).... simply put, it's better sounding and better control than any other mic I've used. When in doubt, put the 4053 on it, and you'll smile from ear to ear. It has yet to disappoint me. I eventually sold my NTG3 because this sounded better by a LOT. never used the NTG again after I got this mic. It's my favorite mic. I'm VERY tempted to get another... probably replace my studio podcast mic with it. It can sound full and warm without having that muffled/dark sound the SM7B and others of its ilk tend to sound like.

Good value, good sound.

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-19

Recently I decided I wanted a hypercardioid condenser to compliment my Audio-Technica BP4029 MS stereo short shotgun (which works for about 80% of my sound recording scenarios). I was looking for something with a wider pattern. After some research and listening, I eventually settled on this microphone. With the generous B&H return policy, I had plenty of time to run several tests. After lots of recording and listening, decided It is perfect for recording dialogue and sound effects when you can get the microphone close to the source. The built-in low-cut filter is essential since the microphone has a very good (some might say exaggerated) low-frequency response that sometimes needs to be tamed right at the microphone. If you have the budget for a better sounding microphone, that’s great, but you’ll have to spend a lot more to find a hypercardioid condenser microphone that outperforms this little critter. This ain't no Schoeps, this ain't no Sennheiser, but it is a good solid value and when mounted in a good suspension with the right placement, it will provide you with good sound.

Great sound at much lower cost.

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-16

Great sound for great $$$. Considerably less expensive than its competition and sounds nice. The sound I got from it took EQ well. Pair it with the Rycote Softie-Lite 21 Fur Screen Kit (21 mm), a nice boom pole and you'll be a happy camper.

Excellent Fidelity

By Timothy R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

The AT4053b was the right choice to upgrade our audio recording capabilities. Sound is crisp, sharp, clean, and precise.

Great quality for the price!

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-10

Great quality for the price! I would recommend to anyone recording in a studio room!

I didn't know that my shotgun could be so much better.

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

Great sound for an amazing little package.

See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

Does it need require phantom power?

Does it need require phantom power?
Asked by: Joshua
Yes. The Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone BH #AUAT4053B requires phantom power. Operating Voltage: 48 V Operating Current Consumption 4.8 mA
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-10-22

question

How is the noise compared to a boom mic?
Asked by: Anonymous
A mic like the AT4053b would be recommended for indoor dialog capture. The pickup pattern is wider than a traditional shotgun, however for indoor were there are many reflective surfaces, this is a benefit as compared to a more directional mic.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2021-04-16

Does it require phantom power?

Does it require phantom power?
Asked by: Joshua
Yes. The Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone BH #AUAT4053B requires 48V phantom power.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-10-22
  • y_2022, m_10, d_6, h_21CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.34
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3
  • loc_en_US, sid_764685, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo