Side addressed cardioid condenser instrument mic

$325 + shipping (includes gst)

One of the new stars of the Artist Series remake, the ATM450 cardioid condenser offers an innovative side-address stick design for endless placement options and minimal obstructions. The microphone is equipped with an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter that provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The ATM450 also features a switchable 10 dB pad that lowers the microphone’s sensitivity, providing higher SPL capability for flexible use with a wide range of performers and system configurations. The microphone’s extended flat frequency response makes it ideal for high SPLs as well as for live and amplified acoustic instruments. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.

Unique side-address stick design maximizes placement options with minimal obstructions
Uncompromising sound quality for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments
Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
Durable performance for professional applications
Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use
Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning

Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser

Polar Pattern


Frequency Response

40-20,000 Hz

Low Frequency Roll Off

80 Hz, 18 dB/octave

Open Circuit Sensitivity

41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa


200 ohms

Maximum Input Sound Level

152 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

Dynamic Range

127 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

Signal to Noise Ratio

69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Phantom Power Requiremens

11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical




126.9mm long, 21mm diameter

Output Connector

Integral 3-pin XLRM-type


AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; soft protective pouch

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
ATM450 Spec Sheet (PDF) Download
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