Cardioid Condenser Side-Address Microphone

AT4040

  • 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 A-T stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad

    The AT4040 side-address condenser microphone features an advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. A marriage of technical precision and artistic inspiration, the AT4040 offers exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility. This ultra-consistent microphone may be used with confidence in a wide variety of studio and live miking applications, even under the stringent demands of digital recording systems. The AT4040 low-noise circuitry is symmetrical and transformerless, resulting in exceptional transient response and clean output signals for transparent reproduction of even the most troublesome of instruments and sound effects.

  • AT4040 Specifications

    Element
    Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
    Polar Pattern
    Cardioid
    Frequency Response
    20-20,000 Hz
    Low Frequency Roll-Off
    80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    Open Circuit Sensitivity
    -32 dB (25.1 mV) (0 dB = 1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)
    Impedance
    100 ohms
    Maximum Input Sound Level
    145 dB SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD)
    155 dB SPL (When pad is on.)
    Noise
    12 dB SPL (A-weighted)
    Dynamic Range (Typical)
    133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio
    82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted
    Phantom Power Requirements
    48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
    Switch
    10 dB pad; roll-off
    Weight
    360g
    Dimensions
    53.4mm X 170.0mm (Diameter X Long)
    Output Connector
    Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    Accessories Furnished
    AT8449a shock mount, stand adapter 3/8”-5/8”), microphone dust cover, carry case

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    audio technica support AT4040-s2.pdf - User Manual