Audio Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Microphone

In Stock
(You save $96.00 )
(No reviews yet) Write a Review

This versatile studio performer may be used with confidence in a wide variety of professional miking applications. Featuring direct-coupled balanced outputs for clean signals in high-output conditions, the microphone is totally free of the distortion associated with conventional transformer-coupled outputs. And its fast response to transients contributes to the open, transparent reproduction of even the most difficult-to-capture instruments. The microphone is fully RoHS-compliant  free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS). The AT4053b consists of two modular subassemblies: an AT4900b-48 body and an AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule (both available separately). Additional interchangeable capsules are available in omnidirectional (AT4049b-EL) and cardioid (AT4051b-EL).


  • Specially engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Direct-coupled, balanced output results in a clean signal even under high-output conditions
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
  • Rugged turned-brass microphone housing for enduring dependability
  • State-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure compliance with A-Ts stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • RoHS-compliant  free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)
  • Specifications
    • ELEMENT: Externally polarized (DC bias) capacitor
    • POLAR PATTERN: Hypercardioid
    • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20-20,000 Hz
    • LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY: -34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    • IMPEDANCE: 50 ohms
    • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 155 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
    • NOISE: 16 dB SPL
    • DYNAMIC RANGE: (typical) 129 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO: 78 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS: 48V DC, 4.8 mA typical
    • SWITCH: Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)
    • WEIGHT: 4.5 oz
    • DIMENSIONS: 6.10" long, 0.83" maximum body diameter
    • OUTPUT CONNECTOR: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    • OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS: AT4049b-EL (omnidirectional);
    • AT4051b-EL (cardioid)
    • ACCESSORIES FURNISHED: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; protective carrying case