Audio-Technica has announced that it is now shipping its new AT5047 cardioid condenser microphone.

The most recent addition to A-T’s acclaimed 50 Series (which also includes the AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 instrument mic), the AT5047 is a premier studio microphone that features the same capsule as the AT5040 but with a transformer-coupled output and optimized electronics. It is equally at home capturing instruments and vocals.

Audio Technica AT5047

Boasting an exceptionally wide dynamic range – the widest among all Audio-Technica microphones – the AT5047 captures the full, expressive character of a sound source, no matter how loud or how soft. And since it is equipped with a transformer-coupled output, the microphone maintains a constant load output impedance, even when capturing sources at extreme SPL, resulting in a stable relationship between the mic and a mic preamp or console input.

The AT5047 features four rectangular two-micron-thick diaphragms, which function together to provide a combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm. Discrete components have been carefully selected and optimized for maximum performance and compatibility with a wide array of microphone preamps and console inputs. Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body, and the included advanced-design AT8480 shock mount provides superior isolation.

With an elegant, durable housing of aluminum and brass, each AT5047 has been hand-assembled and inspected for 100% quality control. A custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport.

AT5047 features

  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser.
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid.
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz.
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -29 dB (35.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa.
  • Impedance: 150 ohms.
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: 148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D..
  • Noise: 6 dB SPL.
  • Dynamic Range (typical): 142 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 88 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa.
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 2.7 mA typical.
  • Weight: 592 g (20.9 oz).
  • Dimensions: 165.3 mm (6.51”) long, 57.0 mm (2.24”) maximum body diameter.
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type.
  • Accessories Furnished: AT8480 shock mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 3/8″ to 5/8″ stand adapter; protective carrying case.

The AT5047 is now available at $3,499 USD.

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Audio Technica AT5047 inside