Audio-Technica AT4050 Studio Condenser Microphone

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$699
Audio-Technica AT4050 Studio Condenser Microphone

The AT4050 is currently on our recommended list of Studio Vocal Microphones.

Large diaphragm microphones continue to be the go-to mic for most home studios, thanks to their ability to capture sonic details and the Audio-Technica AT4050 is a good example of this, with its 0.84" vapor-deposited gold diaphragm, and extended frequency range.

While it is more popularly known for handling vocals, it is also widely used for acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments.

The mic's switchable polar patterns and highpass filter adds to its usefulness in the studio, allowing it to capture room ambience, or combine with other mics to add more low-end.

It also helps that it looks sleek and stylish, and is highly regarded for its solid build.

While it is not meant for working with high SPL sources, it does have good max SPL with its 10dB pad at 159dB, which makes it work well with percussive style acoustic guitar playing.

With its good market reputation and flexibility, the Audio-Technica AT4050 will make a good addition to any studio.

The AT4050 is currently on our recommended list of Studio Vocal Microphones.

Audio-Technica's list of Features:

  • Transparent uppers/mids balanced by rich low-end qualities combine with advanced acoustic engineering for extensive performance capabilities and highest quality
  • Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone
  • The 2-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process so that the optimum characteristics achieved remain constant over years of use
  • Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

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