Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

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Audio-Technica AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone consists of an AT4900b-48 body and an AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule (both available separately). The AT4035b’s internal transformerless circuitry reduces distortion and provides correlation of high-speed transients. There is a direct-coupled balanced output for a clean signal under high-output conditions and a strong turned-brass housing for durability. A switchable high-pass filter reduces low frequency noise, and a -10 dB pad picks up loud sound sources.


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-T’s stringent consistency and reliability standards

RoHS-compliant – free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)


Element: Externally polarized (DC bias) capacitor

Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid

Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz

Low Frequency Roll Off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave

Open Circuit Sensitivity: -34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa

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: 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

Switches: Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)

Weight: 127 g (4.5 oz)

Dimensions: 155.0 mm (6.10″) long, 21.0 mm (0.83″) maximum body diameter

Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

Optional Interchangeable Elements: AT4049b-EL (omnidirectional); AT4051b-EL (cardioid)

Audio-Technica AT4053b ships with a microphone stand clamp, a windscreen, and carrying case.

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