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Reviews Summary for AudioTechnica AT4040
AudioTechnica AT4040 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $299.00
Description: An outstanding microphone for serious audio HIFI work on SSB or AM. 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 AT4040ís 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.

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's stringent consistency and reliability standards

Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad

Product is in production.
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KW4CQ Rating: 5/5 Apr 6, 2006 19:29 Send this review to a friend
Compares favorably with previously owned Neumann TLM-103  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have tried several large diaphram condenser mics in the past (including the $900.00 Neumann TLM-103 and the $600.00 Nady NT-2A), all great mics to be sure, but the Audio-Technica model AT4040 at $299.00 is really hard to beat. This black beauty comes with a professional shock mount. The tonal quality is excellent and perfectly balanced and the cardiod pattern rejects a lot of the background noises in the shack.

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