Multi-pattern Condenser Side-Address Microphone

  • Transparent uppers/mids balanced by rich low-end qualities combine with advanced acoustic engineering for extensive performance capabilities and highest quality
  • Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone
  • The 2-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process so that the optimum characteristics achieved remain constant over years of use
  • Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

    Meet the studio condenser that captures every nuance. With three switchable polar patterns, the large-diaphragm Audio-Technica AT4050 exhibits a remarkable combination of qualities: high-SPL capability with transparent and airy uppers/mids complemented by rich low-end qualities. Its dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged for consistent, outstanding performance. A precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element baffle provides rock-solid element stability and exceptional sensitivity.

    Ideal for studio use and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.

    Audio-Technica AT4050. For performance that legends are made of.

  • AT4050 Specifications


    Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser

    Polar Pattern

    Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-of-eight

    Frequency Response

    20 ~ 18,000 Hz

    Low Frequency Roll-Off

    80 Hz, 12 dB/octave

    Open Circuit Sensitivity

    -36 dB (15.8 mV) (0 dB = 1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)


    100 Ω

    Maximum Input Sound Level

    149 dB SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD)
    159 dB SPL (When pad is on.)


    17 dB SPL (A-weighted)

    Dynamic Range (Typical)

    132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

    Signal-To-Noise Ratio

    77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted

    Phantom Power

    48V DC, 4.2 mA typical


    Polar selection; Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad


    510 g


    53.4mm X 188.0mm(Diameter X Long)

    Output Connector

    Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

    Accessories Furnished

    AT8449a shock mount, stand adapter 3/8”-5/8”), microphone dust cover, carry case


    audio technica support AT4050 s-2.pdf - User Manual