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Audio-Technica® AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

Model #: AE5400
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Audio-Technica® AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone with minimal electrical noise and multi-stage grille design
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The ultimate vocal performance instrument, the Artist Elite AE5400 cardioid condenser delivers pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user. With its superb sonic design, this true condenser features superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise and quiet performance. Featuring the same element as the classic AT4050 studio mic, its large-diaphragm capsule assures an accurate, natural response. It handles high SPL's and offers protection against plosives/sibilance without compromising high-frequency performance and clarity.

  • The ultimate vocal performance instrument
  • Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user
  • Same large-diaphragm element as the renowned AT4050 studio microphone; true condenser design
  • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance
  • High-quality double-sided PCB uses surface-mount components. Extensive grounding plane and attention to best-practice grounding methods minimize electrical noise
  • Multi-stage grille design offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Custom transformer improves performance specifications by isolating against noise and RF interference, and providing excellent saturation characteristics that contribute to smooth linear sound quality
  • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
  • Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp provides silent, flexible microphone positioning
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
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Additional Specifications

ElementExternally polarized (DC Bias) condenser
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Response20-20,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll-Off80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity-40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance150 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level147 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 157 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
Noise14 dB SPL
Dynamic Range (Typical)133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-To-Noise Ratio80 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
SwitchesHigh-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal)
Weight11.6 oz (330 g)
Dimensions7.05" (179.0 mm) long, 1.97" (50.0 mm) head diameter, 1.30" to 0.87" (33.0 mm to 22.0 mm) tapered body diameter
Output ConnectorIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories FurnishedAT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
Audio-Technica Case StyleT4

Misc. Specs

Polar PatternCardioid
Type Of MicrophoneCondenser
Height (in.)7.05
Manufacturer Warranty5 Year
Microphone Intended UseHandheld
Frequency Response20 - 20,000 Hz
Connection TypeIntegral 3-Pin XLRM-Type
Product Weight (lbs.)0.73
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