Audio-Technica has introduced the AE2300, its new Artist Elite dynamic cardioid instrument microphone.
The AE2300 features Audio-Technica’s proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction, giving it high-frequency and transient response that far exceeds typical dynamic microphones. With its rugged, brass metal construction and low-profile design (able to be placed unobtrusively in a variety of applications) and the ability to handle high SPLs, the AE2300 is a versatile performer, able to capture sound from guitar amps, brass and woodwinds, drums and percussion instruments with clarity and precision.
The double-dome diaphragm construction allows the AE2300 to maintain directionality across the entire frequency range, with little off-axis coloration (frequency response is nearly identical at 0°, 90° and 180°) for excellent phase cohesion in multiple-mic setups. The microphone is also equipped with a switchable low-pass filter that cuts out harsh, high-frequency noise, such as hiss from a guitar amp or high-hat bleed, without negatively affecting the overall tone of an instrument – an especially useful tool in live settings to get a clear, focused sound.
- Excels in high-SPL applications.
- Proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction that improves high-frequency and transient response.
- Maintains directionality across the entire frequency range.
- Minimal off-axis coloration (frequency response is nearly identical at 0°, 90°, and 180°) helps to maintain phase cohesion in multiple microphone setups.
- Switchable low-pass filter removes harsh, high-frequency hiss without negatively affecting the overall tone of an instrument.
- Low-profile design allows microphone to be placed easily and unobtrusively in a wide variety of setups.
- Rugged, brass metal construction ensures dependable performance in live music applications.
The AE2300 microphone will be available in February 2016, with a U.S. street price of $269 USD.