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Premier Studio Condenser Instrument Microphone

  • Large diaphragm condenser in a convenient stick type body
  • Pure, realistic sound quality for acoustic instruments
  • Discrete components carefully selected for optimised capsule performance
  • Transformer-coupled output provides smooth sonic character
  • Exceptionally low noise with high-SPL capability
  • Hand built and inspected for 100% quality control

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A large diaphragm in a small body

Available as a single mic or a stereo pair, the AT5045 offers the sound and performace of a large diagphram studio condenser microphone, in a small and easy to position stick type body. Despite its small size, the AT5045 has Audio-Technica's largest single diaphragm, larger than most large diaphragm condenser microphones on the market.

  • Audio-Technica’s premium studio condenser instrument microphone
  • Larger diaphragm surface area than most traditional large diaphragm condenser microphones on the market
  • Stick design for easy and precise microphone positioning
  • Pure and realistic sound quality; ideal for piano, overheads and acoustic instruments
  • 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

“easy and precise microphone positioning”

The AT5045 is presented in a convenient stick design body, meaning you can easily position it in places that are not possible with other large diaphragm condenser microphones, making it a very versatile microphone.

“Audio-Technica’s largest single element”

The AT5045 uses Audio-Technica's largest single element, larger than that of most on the market, offering a pure and accurate sound reproduction that is perfectly suited to acoustic instruments.

“optimized capsule performance”

Discrete components have been chosen to complete the circuitry, honing down to the very essentials, allowing optimized capsule performance and an unpresidented dynamic range.


innovative design

the AT45045 offers a diaphragm larger than most on the market, but in a convenient, easy to position stick type body, made from durable aluminium and brass. 

large rectangular diaphragm

The AT5045 has Audio-Technica's largest single diaphragm, offering imporoved transient response and increased bandwidth

AT8482 Shock Mount

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

custom hard-shell carry case

Custom hard-shell carry case with die cut foam compartments offers protection for one or two microphones

Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -35 dB (17.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa*
Impedance 100 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level 149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Noise 8 dB SPL
Dynamic Range 141 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 86 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*
Phantom Power Requirements 48V DC, 1.4 mA typical
Weight 197g
Dimensions 177 mm long, 25.0 mm maximum body diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8481 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8165 windscreen; protective carrying case


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Premier Studio Condenser Instrument Microphone

Name Filetype Filesize
50 Series Brochure PDF 5 MB
AT5045 Specification Sheet PDF 311 KB
AT5045 Declaration of Conformity PDF 77 KB
AT5045 Manual PDF 677 KB
Kora AT5045 WAV 26.4 MB
Tabla 1_02 AT5045 WAV 8.86 MB
Tabla 2_02 AT5045 WAV 8.86 MB
Tabla solo AT5045 WAV 8.86 MB

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Its 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.

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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)