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Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone


The go-to microphone for all percussion instruments

  • Excels in high-SPL applications such as guitar cabinets, toms, snare, timpani and overheads
  • Large-diaphragm capsule combines with the open architecture of the headcase to provide an extremely accurate and open sound
  • Low-profile side-address design with tapered grille allows optimal positioning of element vis-à-vis sound source
  • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    Cardioid electret microphone offering exceptional sound performance on acoustic instruments. Designed to work at high sound pressure levels, the AE3000 proves indispensable for all percussive instruments. Its large diaphragm element excels with acoustic guitars, guitar amps, toms, overheads, percussion, snare, timpani and other acoustic instruments.

  • AE3000 Specifications


    Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser

    Polar Pattern


    Frequency Response

    20 ~ 20,000 Hz

    Low Frequency Roll-Off

    80 Hz, 12 dB/octave

    Open Circuit Sensitivity

    -43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa


    100 Ω

    Maximum Input Sound Level

    148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (normal)


    11 dB SPL

    Dynamic Range (Typical)

    137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

    Signal-To-Noise Ratio

    83 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

    Phantom Power

    11-52V DC, 3 mA typical


    High-pass filter; 10 dB pad (nominal)


    170 g


    115.5 mm long, 48.0 mm maximun diameter

    Output Connector

    Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

    Accessories Furnished

    AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands;
    5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter;
    soft protective pouch


    audio technica support AE3000.pdf - AE3000 User Manual