Cardioid Condenser Tube Microphone

$3499 + shipping (includes gst)

Audio-Technica’s AT4060a cardioid vacuum tube condenser brings the warmth of vintage tube sound to every shade of the SPL spectrum. With a dynamic range that far exceeds that of other tube microphones, it as easily captures the subtlest nuances of vocal and instrumental performance as it handles guitar cabinets and other extreme SPL environments. Featuring hand-selected, individually tested and aged tubes, the AT4060a achieves the coveted, classic sound of valve design without compromising the specification standards required for the most demanding recording situations. 

Audio-Technica takes no chances with this microphone’s consistency and reliability: every AT4060a is individually tested and inspected for 100 percent quality assurance—rare in today’s world of mass-marketed studio microphones. 

AT4060a – Vintage sound, rock-solid reliability and amazing versatility for studio and live performance. From Audio-Technica’s premium line of 40 Series condenser microphones. 

  • Vintage tube sound with the versatile performance necessary for the most demanding studio applications
  • Wide dynamic range, low self-noise and high max SPL capability
  • 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
  • Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone
  • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity
  • Regulated and heavily filtered heater current prevents noise contamination of audio signal chain
  • Hand-selected tubes are individually tested and aged to maintain peak performance
  • Large coupling transformer provides superior low-frequency linearity
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

Externally polarized (DC bias) condenser

Polar Pattern


Frequency Response

20-20,000 Hz

Open Circuit Sensitivity

34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa


200 ohms

Maximum Input Sound Level

150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 
149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 0.5% T.H.D.


19 dB SPL

Dynamic Range (typical)

131 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Power Requirements

AT8560 power supply (120V/230V AC)

Weight (Microphone)


Weight (Power Supply)



Microphone: 210mm long, 53.4mm maximum body diameter
Power Supply: 210mm W x 225m D x 44mm H

Output Connector

XLRM-type (on power supply)


10m cable with 6 pin XLR-type connectors for use between microphone and power supply; AC power supply cable

Accessories Furnished

AT8560 power supply; AT8447 shock mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; rack-mount adapters for power supply; protective mic carrying case

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
AT4060a Specification Sheet (PDF) Download
AT4060a Submittal Sheet (PDF) Download

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