AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone


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The ultimate vocal performance instrument, the Artist Elite AE5400 cardioid condenser delivers pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user. With its superb sonic design, this true condenser features superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise and quiet performance. Featuring the same element as the classic AT4050 studio mic, its large-diaphragm capsule assures an accurate, natural response. It handles high SPLs and offers protection against plosives/sibilance without compromising high-frequency performance and clarity.


• The ultimate vocal performance instrument
• Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user
• Same large-diaphragm element as the renowned AT4050 studio microphone; true condenser design
• Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance
• High-quality double-sided PCB uses surface-mount components. Extensive grounding plane and attention to best-practice grounding methods minimize electrical noise
• Multistage grille design offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity
• Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
• Custom transformer improves performance specifications by isolating against noise and RF interference, and providing excellent saturation characteristics that contribute to smooth linear sound quality
• Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
• Quiet-Flex stand clamp provides silent, flexible microphone positioning
• Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad

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: -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)
Noise: 14 dB SPL
Dynamic Range (Typical): 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
Switches: High-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal)
Weight: 11.6 oz (330 g)
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 Furnished: AT8470 Quiet-Flex stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
Audio-Technica Case Style: T4
More Information
Weight 1.320000
Length 9.5
Width 5
Height 2.9
Color Black
Manufacturer Audio-Technica
Manufacturer Model Number AE5400
Manufacturer Part Number AE5400
UPC 4961310088507
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