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Audio-Technica AT4080 - Side-Address Active Ribbon Microphone

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With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica's handcrafted, AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica's innovative MicroLinear ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. With 18 patents pending, Audio-Technica's innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference!

Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement.

Groundbreaking Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending.

Proprietary MicroLinear ribbon imprint for superior durability.

Innovative, dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity.

Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level.

Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage.

Classic, bidirectional (figure eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element.

High-SPL capability and extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction.

Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural, low-frequency response and extended dynamic range.

Handmade production, including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly.

Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections.

Phantom-powered, active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Custom shock mount provides superior isolation.

Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance).
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