AE5400

Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

  • Condenser element for pristine sound quality
  • Natural and accurate response
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
  • Superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise
  • Multi-stage grille design
  • Tough, durable, and resilient steel body

£399.00 (inc. VAT)

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Product Features

  • Condenser element gives pristine natural sound quality
  • Cardioid polar pattern gives improved sound isolation
  • Hardened steel body and grille for rugged durability
  • Same element as the renowned AT4050 studio condenser
  • Multi-stage grille for reduced plosives and sibilance
  • Ergonomic design for easy handling
  • Quiet-Flex stand clamp included for silent, flexible mic positioning

AE5400

pristine sound quality

Offering exceptional sound quality, the AE5400 uses the same condenser element as the classic AT4050 studio microphone. This large diaphragm element ensures an accurate, natural response. With a 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad, the sound can be perfectly tailored to suit your voice. With a hardened steel body and grille and multi-stage internal windshield, the AE5400 is rugged and durable, with exceptionally low handling noise and protection against plosives and sibilance, making it a fantastic on stage microphone. 

  • Same element as the renowned AT4050 studio condenser
  • Condenser element gives pristine natural sound quality
  • Hardened steel body and grille for rugged durability
  • Cardioid polar pattern gives improved sound isolation
  • Multi-stage grille for reduced plosives and sibilance
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
  • Ergonomic design for easy handling
  • Quiet-Flex stand clamp included for silent, flexible mic positioning
 

"Clear and Pristine natural sound"


The AE5400 uses the same large diaphragm condenser element as the classic AT4050 studio condenser microphone, giving a clear and pristine natural sound quality.

“Rugged and durable”

The AE5400 is presented in a hardened steel casing, with a hardened steel grille with fine steel mesh and an open-foam layer, making it rugged and durable, and able to constantly perform on stage and on tour.

“Custom transformer design”

The custom transform of the AE5400 improves performance by isolating against noise and RF interference, and providing excellent saturation characteristics, that lead to a smooth sound quality.

 
EXCEPTIONAL SOUND QUALITY

Exceptional Sound quality

The AE5400 has a condenser capsule and integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad for precise sound reproduction

MINIMAL ELECTRICAL NOISE

minimal electrical noise

The AE5400 uses a double sided high-quality PCB with best practice grounding for minimal electrical noise

RUGGED AND DURABLE

Rugged and Durable

The AE5400 has as rugged and durable body, with a compact size and erganomic body; perfect for on stage.

QUIET-FLEX STAND CLAMP

Quiet-Flex stand clamp

The AE5400 comes complete with a matching Quiet-Flex stand clamp, allowing silent, flexible microphone positioning.

AE5400
Element Externally polarized (DC Bias) condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance 150 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level 147 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 157 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Dynamic Range 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
Weight 330g
Dimensions 7.05" (179.0 mm) long, 1.97" (50.0 mm) head diameter, 1.30" to 0.87" (33.0 mm to 22.0 mm) tapered body diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8470 Quiet-Flex® stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch

AE5400

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AE5400

Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

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AE5400 Specification Sheet PDF 57 KB
AE5400 Polar Pattern JPG 52 KB
AE5400 Frequency Response JPG 46 KB
AE5400 Declaration of Conformity PDF 77 KB

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