Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.
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 sound tuned for instrument reproduction
Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending including proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
Superfine mesh guards against ribbon damage
High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly
Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers
Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY
-42 dB (7.9 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL
150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
25 dB SPL
DYNAMIC RANGE (TYPICAL)
125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS
48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
152 g (5.4 oz)
155.0 mm (6.10") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE
Audio-Technica Steve Levine interview - Ribbon Microphones (07:42)
Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Levine (Culture Club, The Honeyz, Deniece Williams, Gary Moore) takes time out to talk about his enthusiasm for Audio-Technica's AT4080 and AT4081 ribbon microphones and how he uses them. Soundtrack from two of Steve's current projects on his Hubris Records label - Natalie McCool and Hollyoaks stars Daytona Lights.
Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Levine (Culture Club, The ...
U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty
Audio-Technica brand products (excluding exceptions listed in the warranties below) purchased in the U.S.A. from an authorized Audio-Technica (A.T.U.S.) dealer are warranted for two years from date of purchase by A.T.U.S. to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In event of a defect, End-User's exclusive remedy is at A.T.U.S.' election, the cost of repair, refund of the purchase price in the form of credit or cash, or replacement of the product. The product must be delivered to A.T.U.S. or an Authorized Service Center, prepaid, together with the sales slip or other proof of purchase date. This warranty excludes defects due to normal wear, abuse, shipping damage, or failure to use product in accordance with instructions. This warranty is void in the event of unauthorized repair or modification, or removal or defacing of the product labeling.