â€” Groundbreaking new ribbon microphones, stereo condenser and multi-pattern condenser bolster A-Tâ€™s award-winning 40 Series â€”
NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 â€” Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, displays its four latest 40 Series microphone offerings: the AT4080 and AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphones, the AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone and the AT4047MP Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone. These four products have also recently been certified by the Music Engineering and Technology Alliance (METAlliance).
The AT4080 and AT4081 are Audio-Technicaâ€™s first-ever ribbon microphones. A-Tâ€™s R&D team in Japan engineered and manufactured the AT4080 and AT4081 from the ground up, utilizing a hand-built, proprietary design with rugged construction. With these groundbreaking microphones, A-T achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. With 18 patents pending, the micsâ€™ innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone technology, combining remarkable durability and high SPL capability with smooth, rich audio quality. The AT4080â€™s footprint is that of a side-address condenser, and the AT4081 resembles a pencil condenser. more