Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Vocals
  • Smooth High-Frequency Response
  • Excellent for all Acoustic Instruments
  • Four-Part Rectangular Element
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Advanced Internal Shockmount
  • Low-Noise Performance
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Audio-Technica AT5040 overview

  • 1Description

The AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone by Audio-Technica is designed as a vocal microphone and features a smooth top end with controlled sibilance. It also offers fast transient response, making it suitable for acoustic instruments, such as piano, guitar, strings, and saxophone. The microphone employs a four-part rectangular element to provide purity of sound. Each of the four parts function together and provide a surface area twice the size of a standard 1.0" circular diaphragm. There is an advanced internal shockmounting system, effectively decoupling the capsule from the housing for vibration-free performance. The microphone includes a shockmount for additional isolation. The AT5040 is hand assembled and inspected for quality control and is enclosed in an aluminum and brass housing for durability.

Musical high-fidelity performance with realism, depth, presence, and purity of sound
Four rectangular diaphragms function together as a large element, providing a combined surface area twice the size of a standard 1.0" circular diaphragm
Low noise and wide dynamic range suitable for studio vocals
Discrete components for optimized capsule performance
High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
Hand assembled and inspected for quality control
Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body
Durable aluminum and brass housing
Included custom AT8480 shockmount provides superior isolation
Hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments for protection during storage and transport
In the Box
Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • AT8480 Shockmount for 5/8"-27 Threaded Stands
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica AT5040 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 89 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 5 dB 
    Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 50 Ohms
    Sensitivity 56.2 mV/Pa
    Dynamic Range 137 dB
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    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 3.8 µA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 6.51" / 165.3 mm
    Diameter 2.24" / 57.0 mm
    Weight 20.53 oz / 582 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.3 x 12.3 x 7.7"

    Audio-Technica AT5040 reviews

    AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously.. the BEST mic I've EVER heard! I've done voice-overs in some major studios over the years using Neuman to odd German box mics.. most of which cost more than this mic by AT. I've never heard my own voice coming out of a mic and thought "wow".. UNTIL I tried this mic. I never honestly thought of Audio Technica as a high-end mic company, but this mic is smokin'... killer! Holy mackerel! This is honestly the BEST sounding mic I have EVER used! I've used EV's, Sure, Sennheiser, Neuman, Telefunken, old RCA ribbon mics... you name it. They sounded good.. but not THIS good! Way to go AT for honestly making the best sounding mic EVER!
    Date published: 2017-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best vocal recording mic ever! Used the 5040 for a new record and it was absolutely amazing! The intimacy of this mic is almost embarrassing. I believe it actually picked up some of the notes I was only thinking about singing. Best ever.
    Date published: 2013-06-29
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