AT4040

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

  • Technically-advanced large diaphragm
  • Externally polarized (DC bias) true condenser design
  • Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion
  • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

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AT4040

AT4040

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

A marriage of technical precision and artistic inspiration, the AT4040 features an advanced large diaphragm, tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. Designed as a multi-purpose performer, this externally polarized (DC bias) true condenser microphone offers exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high SPL capability for greatest versatility. Being symmetrical and transformerless the microphone is totally free of the distortion associated with conventional transformer-coupled outputs. Its fast response to transients contributes to the open, transparent reproduction of even the most troublesome of instruments and sound effects.

  • Technically-advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics
  • Externally polarized (DC bias) true condenser design
  • Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
  • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity
  • Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with Audio-Technica's stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
AT4040
Element Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -32 dB (25.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance 100 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Switches Flat, roll-off ; 10 dB pad (nominal)
Dynamic Range 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
Weight 360g
Dimensions 6.69" (170.0 mm) long, 2.10" (53.4 mm) maximum body diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8449 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case

AT4040

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AT4040

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Name Filetype Filesize
AT4040 Specification Sheet PDF 66 KB
AT4040 Polar Pattern JPG 52 KB
AT4040 Frequency Response JPG 46 KB
AT4040 Declaration of Conformity PDF 77 KB

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