Audio-Technica is now shipping the new AT5047 cardioid condenser microphone, the most recent addition to the 50 Series (which also includes the AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 instrument mic) that’s outfitted with the same capsule as the AT5040 but with a transformer-coupled output and optimized electronics.
Specified as offering a wide dynamic range – the widest among all of the company’s microphones – the AT5047 is designed to capture the full, expressive character of a sound source, no matter how loud or how soft.
Further, because it’s equipped with a transformer-coupled output, it is engineered to maintain a constant load output impedance even when capturing sources at extreme SPL, resulting in a stable relationship between the mic and a mic preamp or console input.
The AT5047 incorporates four rectangular two-micron-thick diaphragms that function together to provide a combined surface area twice that of a standard 1-inch circular diaphragm. Discrete components have been carefully selected and optimized for maximum performance and compatibility with a wide array of microphone preamps and console inputs.
Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body, and the included advanced-design AT8480 shock mount provides isolation.
With a durable housing of aluminum and brass, each AT5047 has been hand-assembled and inspected for quality control. A custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport.
— Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
— Polar pattern: cardioid
— Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
— Open circuit sensitivity: -29 dB (35.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
— Impedance: 150 ohms
— Maximum input sound level: 148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
— Noise: 6 dB SPL
— Dynamic range (typical): 142 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
— Signal-to-noise ratio: 88 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
— Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 2.7 mA typical
— Weight: 592 g (20.9 oz)
— Dimensions: 165.3 mm (6.51-inch) long, 57.0 mm (2.24-inch) maximum body diameter
— Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
— Accessories furnished: AT8480 shock mount for 5/8-inch-27 threaded stands; 3/8- to 5/8-inch stand adapter; protective carrying case
The AT5047 is now available at a U.S. price of $3,499.