Flagship vocal mic. featuring four rectangular diaphragms functioning as one
Introducing Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone, the AT5040 cardioid condenser. The debut of our flagship 50 Series, the AT5040 represents a milestone in condenser design, offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound.
Designed as a first-choice vocal microphone, the AT5040 features an extremely smooth top end with controlled sibilance. Large-diaphragm characteristics and fast transient response also make it ideal for recording acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, strings and saxophone.
Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
20 – 20,000 Hz
|Open circuit sensitivity|
–25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa*
|Maximum input sound level|
142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
5 dB SPL
|Dynamic range (typical)|
137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
89 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*
|Phantom power requirements|
48V DC, 3.8 mA typical
165.3mm long, 57mm maximum body diameter
Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
AT8480 shock mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; protective carrying case