AT4080 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone


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With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon microphones. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.


• Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
• Proprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durability
• Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
• Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level
• Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage
• Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element
• High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
• Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction
• Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range
• Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
• Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
• Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
• Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
• Certified by the MET Alliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

Element: Ribbon
Polar Pattern: Figure-of-eight
Frequency Response: 20-18,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: –39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 100 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Noise: 22 dB SPL
Dynamic Range (Typical): 128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
Weight: 474 g (16.7 oz)
Dimensions: 177.5 mm (6.99") long, 53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Furnished: AT8449a/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
Audio-Technica Case Style: R1
More Information
Weight 3.440000
Length 9.72
Width 11.34
Height 4.25
Color Black
Manufacturer Audio-Technica
Manufacturer Model Number AT4080
Manufacturer Part Number AT4080
UPC 4961310137878
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