STOW, OH, September 10, 2009
, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, introduces the AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone
, a stereo version of A-T’s award-winning AT4050
and one of the new offerings from A-T’s expanding 40 Series
microphones. The AT4050ST, developed in direct response to feedback
from end users, is a stereo side-address externally polarized (DC bias)
condenser microphone with independent cardioid and figure-of-eight
elements, configured in a mid-side arrangement with switch-selectable
internal matrixing. The AT4050ST offers sound recordists the choice of
selecting a left-right stereo output (wide 127º or narrow 90º) via the
microphone’s internal matrixing system or choosing discreet mid-side
signals for later manipulation. It is designed to meet the most
critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and
sound reinforcement. It performs particularly well in the following
recording applications: overheads, piano, classical/string ensembles,
group vocals, acoustic/bluegrass bands and any other situations
requiring an elegant, versatile stereo condenser microphone solution.
AT4050ST’s dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar
pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone.
Unwanted internal reflections are minimized by the symmetrical housing
assembly’s open acoustical environment. Transformerless circuitry
virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior
correlation of high-speed transients. 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
The microphone includes a 5.0 m 16.5_ dual-output cable
terminating in a 5-pin XLRF-type to two standard 3-pin XLRM-type
connectors. The output of the microphone is a 5-pin XLRM-type
connector. The microphone requires 48V phantom power for operation. The
microphone is equipped with a switchable 10 dB pad and a switchable 80
Hz high-pass filter.
The AT4050ST is enclosed in a rugged
housing. The AT4050ST’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing
techniques ensure compliance with A-T’s stringent consistency and
reliability standards; the mic is RoHS compliant, meaning it is free
from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous
substances. The included AT8449 shock mount provides superior isolation
and permits mounting on any microphone stand with 5/8”-27 threads. A
dust cover and a protective carrying case are also included.
AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone will be available November 2009
with a U.S. MSRP of $1,625.00. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com
over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a
leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and
manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers,
and electronics for the audio industry.
—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact
Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224.
Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com —For
further information regarding product availability and pricing in the
United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts
(firstname.lastname@example.org); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth
(email@example.com); in the rest of Europe, please contact
Evangéline Pirot (firstname.lastname@example.org).