The AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone by Audio-Technica is designed as a vocal microphone and features a smooth top end with controlled sibilance. It also offers fast transient response, making it suitable for acoustic instruments, such as piano, guitar, strings, and saxophone. The microphone employs a four-part rectangular element to provide purity of sound. Each of the four parts function together and provide a surface area twice the size of a standard 1.0" circular diaphragm. There is an advanced internal shockmounting system, effectively decoupling the capsule from the housing for vibration-free performance. The microphone includes a shockmount for additional isolation. The AT5040 is hand assembled and inspected for quality control and is enclosed in an aluminum and brass housing for durability.

Musical high-fidelity performance with realism, depth, presence, and purity of sound
Four rectangular diaphragms function together as a large element, providing a combined surface area twice the size of a standard 1.0" circular diaphragm
Low noise and wide dynamic range suitable for studio vocals
Discrete components for optimized capsule performance
High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
Hand assembled and inspected for quality control
Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body
Durable aluminum and brass housing
Included custom AT8480 shockmount provides superior isolation
Hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments for protection during storage and transport