AT5040

Studio Vocal Microphone

  • Premier studio vocal microphone
  • Debut of our flagship 50 Series
  • Represents a milestone in condenser design
  • Offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance
  • Profound realism and depth
  • Presence and purity of sound

£ (Contact your local reseller for pricing)

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Product Features

  • Audio-Technica’s premier studio condenser vocal microphone
  • Extremely musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound
  • Four rectangular diaphragms (2 micron) function together as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm
  • Exceptionally low noise and wide dynamic range ideal for studio vocals
  • Discrete components carefully selected for optimized capsule performance
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Hand assembled and inspected for 100% quality control

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AT5040

AT5040

A MILESTONE IN CONDENSER MICROPHONE DESIGN

The debut of our flagship 50 Series, the AT5040 represents a milestone in condenser design, offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound.

  • Audio-Technica’s premier studio condenser vocal microphone
  • Extremely musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound
  • Four rectangular diaphragms (2 micron) function together as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm
  • Exceptionally low noise and wide dynamic range ideal for studio vocals
  • Discrete components carefully selected for optimized capsule performance
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Hand assembled and inspected for 100% quality control
  • Elegant, durable housing of aluminum and brass
 

“A Milestone In Condenser Design”

Four-part rectangular element
Exclusively for the AT5040, Audio-Technica engineers developed a four-part rectangular element, the pinnacle of our recent breakthroughs in sound-capture technology.

“Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element”

By using four diaphragms in a single capsule, the AT5040 delivers the benefits of an exceptionally large diaphragm – along with an extremely low noise floor - without increased weight or decreased transient response.

100% Quality Control
Every AT5040 is hand assembled and individually inspected ensuring 100% quality control.

“Pure Innovation, Not Emulation...”

As much as we admire the great microphones of the world, this new 50 Series cardioid condenser is pure innovation, not emulation.

 
m.i.p.aAudio MediaResolution Awards 2013
 
Pure Innovation

Pure InNovation

As much as we admire the great microphones of the world, this new 50 Series cardioid condenser is pure innovation, not emulation.

Four-Pattern Element

Four-part element

Four rectangular diaphragms (2 micron) function together as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element.

AT8480 Shock Mount

AT8480 Shock Mount

An advanced-design custom shock mount provides superior isolation attenuating noise, shock and vibration.

100% Quality Control

100% Quality Control

Every AT5040 is hand assembled and individually inspected for 100% quality control.

AT5040
Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa*
Impedance 50 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level 142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Noise 5 dB SPL
Dynamic Range 137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 89 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*
Phantom Power Requirements 48V DC, 3.8 mA typical
Weight 582g
Dimensions 165.3 mm (6.51'') long, 57.0 mm (2.24'') maximum body diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8480 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case

AT5040

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AT5040

Studio Vocal Microphone

Name Filetype Filesize
50 Series Brochure PDF 5 MB
AT5040 Specification Sheet PDF 547 KB
AT5040 White Paper PDF 128 KB
AT5040 Review Quotes PDF 1.66 MB
AT5040 Declaration of Conformity PDF 77 KB
AT5040 Manual PDF 680 KB

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Trusted by industry professionals

Trusted by industry professionals

Whether it’s on the boardroom table, the stage or in the studio, Audio-Technica products are trusted time and again by industry professionals looking for reliable, lovingly developed audio products for all budgets.

It’s Audio-Technica’s commitment to innovation, customer service and meticulous design that ensure professionals turn to us to provide solutions in conferencing, houses of worship, broadcasting, live sound, recording studios and beyond.

 

50 Years of Devotion to music

50 Years of Devotion to music

For over 50 years Audio-Technica has worked alongside leading figures in sports and music broadcast to develop and hone a range of products that deliver on the highest level.

Audio-Technica have developed and delivered products to power the Grammys, World Cup, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games as well as every Summer and Winter Games from Atlanta 1996 to Sochi 2014.

 

A Legacy in Innovation

A Legacy in Innovation

Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products.

It’s expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.

A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.

 

A Passion for Listening

A Passion for Listening

Humility, passion, creativity and expertise in sound are the core values behind Audio-Technica’s legacy, greatly inspired by its founder - whose imprint on the company’s philosophy is still felt today.

Audio-Technica’s passion for listening evolved in the 70’s, when it started designing headphones, building upon a legacy in innovation, meticulous engineering and artistic design.

Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.

 

Quality Control & Lifetime Warranty

Quality Control & Lifetime Warranty

Every AT5040 is hand assembled and individually inspected for 100% quality control. It’s an attention to detail honed over 50 years of developing transducer technology bringing you the finest microphones in our range.

Each microphone is enclosed in an elegant housing of aluminium and brass with high-quality grey finish for durability and low reflectivity. Discrete components have been selected for optimized capsule performance; in fact, every aspect of the microphone has been carefully considered to minimize any effects on the audio signal.

All 50 series products come with a lifetime warranty as standard meaning you can enjoy your product safe in the knowledge that it’s guaranteed for life from the date of purchase to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In the event of such defect, the product will be repaired or replaced without charge.*

(* Deemed by Audio-Technica to be 15 years (Serviceable lifetime), T&Cs apply)