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 mics. 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 METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
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