Audio-Technica AT4081 Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

Introducing the Audio-Technica AT4081 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone: Precision and Versatility Unleashed!

Audio-Technica AT4081 Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

The Audio-Technica AT4081 sets a new standard in ribbon microphone technology, combining an innovative design with exceptional sound quality. Whether you’re recording in the studio or capturing live performances, this microphone delivers outstanding performance and flexibility that will inspire your creativity.

The Audio-Technica AT4081 features a low-profile stick design that maximizes placement options. It’s your ticket to capturing the perfect sound from any angle, making it an ideal choice for instrument reproduction.

Experience a smooth, warm, and natural sound that’s been finely tuned for instrument reproduction. The AT4081 excels in capturing the true essence of your instruments, ensuring your recordings are rich and authentic.

Thanks to its innovative dual ribbon construction, this microphone boasts increased sensitivity, allowing you to capture subtle nuances and intricate details in your recordings.

Powered by extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets, the Audio-Technica AT4081 delivers a high output level, making your recordings stand out with clarity and precision.

The superfine mesh guarding the ribbon ensures its safety, preventing damage and extending the microphone’s lifespan, even in high-pressure recording scenarios.

With its high-SPL capability and extended frequency response, the Audio-Technica AT4081 is ready to handle the most demanding recording situations, from delicate acoustic performances to powerful rock concerts.

Handmade production, from ribbon corrugation to imprint and assembly, ensures the highest quality and attention to detail, giving you a microphone you can trust for years to come.

Equipped with phantom-powered active electronics, this microphone provides stable impedance and a higher output level. This compatibility with microphone preamplifiers ensures that you can effortlessly integrate it into your existing setup.

The AT4081 has earned certification from the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance), a testament to its exceptional quality and performance.

The Audio-Technica AT4081 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone is a game-changer for recording enthusiasts and professionals alike. Its innovative design, exceptional sound quality, and versatility make it a must-have tool for capturing instruments with precision and authenticity. Elevate your recordings to new heights with the Audio-Technica AT4081, where cutting-edge technology meets timeless craftsmanship.

Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted Audio-Technica 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. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.


Element Ribbon
Polar Pattern Figure-of-eight
Frequency Response 30 – 18,000 Hz
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.
Noise 25 dB SPL
Dynamic Range 125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
Weight 152g
Dimensions 155.0 mm (6.10″) long, 21.0 mm (0.83″) maximum body diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included 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 S13


SKU AT4081 Categories , Tag

$1,199 Inc GST

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