Audio-Technica has unveiled the new Artist Elite AE2300 dynamic cardioid instrument microphone, incorporating the company’s proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction to enhance high-frequency and transient response.
With rugged, brass metal construction and low-profile design (able to be placed unobtrusively in a variety of applications) and the ability to handle high SPLs, the AE2300 is versatile, able to capture sound from guitar amps, brass and woodwinds, drums and percussion instruments with clarity and precision.
The double-dome diaphragm construction allows the AE2300 to maintain directionality across the entire frequency range, with little off-axis coloration (frequency response is nearly identical at 0, 90 and 180 degrees) for excellent phase cohesion in multiple-mic setups.
The microphone is also equipped with a switchable low-pass filter that cuts out harsh, high-frequency noise, such as hiss from a guitar amp or high-hat bleed, without negatively affecting the overall tone of an instrument.
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 20 kHz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -57 (1.4 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 250 ohms
Weight: 14.6 oz (415 g)
Dimensions: 3.7 inches (94.0 mm) long, 1.1 inch (28.0 mm) maximum diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included: AT8471 isolation stand clamp for 5/8”-27 threaded stands; 5/8”-27 to 3/8”-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
The AE2300 will be available in February 2016 with a U.S. street price of $269.