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Audio Technica ATM450 Condenser Microphone

Audio Technica ATM450
Audio Technica ATM450
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Audio Technica ATM450 Side Address Microphone

Audio Technica ATM450 Side Address Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Audio Technica ATM450 Side Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone Details

The Audio Technica ATM450 cardioid condenser, one of the new stars of the Artist Series remake, offers an innovative side-address stick design for endless placement options and minimal obstructions. The microphone is equipped with an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter that provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The ATM450 also features a switchable 10 dB pad that lowers the microphone's sensitivity, providing higher SPL capability for flexible use with a wide range of performers and system configurations. The microphone's extended flat frequency response makes it ideal for high SPLs as well as for live and amplified acoustic instruments. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.

Audio Technica ATM450 Side Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
  • Unique side-address stick design maximizes placement options with minimal obstructions
  • Uncompromising sound quality for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments
  • 40-20,000 Hz Frequency Response
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad
  • Durable performance for professional applications
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use
  • Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning

Audio Technica ATM450 Side Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • ELEMENT Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
  • POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
  • LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY ?"41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • IMPEDANCE 200 ohms
  • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 152 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • DYNAMIC RANGE (TYPICAL) 127 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 11-52V DC, 3.5 mA typical
  • SWITCHES Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad
  • WEIGHT 98 g (3.5 oz)
  • DIMENSIONS 126.9 mm (5.00") long,
  • 21.0 mm (0.83") 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; windscreen; soft protective pouch

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What We Think - Audio Technica ATM450 Review

"The Audio Technica ATM450 has become a steady choice for drum mic-ing (a pair of the ATM450 are one my regular go-to mics for overheads in the live environment) and anytime I need to mic a stringed instrument on-stage - primarily because of their stellar reproduction and small, durable construction. Recently, I mixed for an all acoustic group who requested a mic for the viola. I pulled out one of my ATM450s for the job. By the end of the show, all three of the performers were asking, 'What mic is THAT? It sounds fantastic!'

"The ATM450 reproduces without the steely-cloudy sound that we've become accustomed to in the most popular of live overhead mics. The fact that they are small and easy to position on a stereo bar makes me love them all the more every time that I put them up - no more cables butting up against each other when spreading out a pair of end-address mics! A pair of ATM450's reproduces the kit in such a way that the drums compliment the way I like to mix. I don't have to use any eq to help them to sound good and they collapse to mono extremely well when placed in stereo. The side-address design gives you such a flexibility to place this mic in a tight spot where other mics just can't go. All in all, it's solid, rugged, and just plain sounds great.This is one of the new-classic workhorse microphones and I cannot recommend it highly enough."

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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Great mic! April 16, 2014
Reviewer: Marko from Corrales, NM United States  
As usual, Audio Technica has made another great mic. Big sound from a diminutive mic.

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Fantastic tom mic! March 9, 2011
Reviewer: fanDango from Fairfield, CT United States  
Highly recommended!  Durable and clear, smooth sound makes this an excellent value.

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Miracle Mic, best value of any OH under $1000 February 1, 2011
Reviewer: Mark Schmieder from Concord, CA United States  
I ordered this based on the glowing reviews, figuring it was low risk. This is my fifth attempt at getting a good overhead sound, and the first "keeper" after many misses. I am using my pair in ORTF for drum overheads, but have also been happy with the detail and transparency of reproduction for close-miking individual kit pieces and wind instruments. Ease and flexibility of placement add greatly to this mic's value.

Prior to this mic, I had Oktava MK219's, Shure KSM141's, Avantone CK-1's, and CAD 95's. All were brittle in the upper registers and missed critical details that required much work at the mixing stage.

With the ATM450's, I barely apply any processing at all, they sit in the mix so well. As drum overheads, this is the best kit balance I have been able to achieve so far, due to the excellent transient response.

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ATM450 November 2, 2010
Reviewer: Jeff Hook from Anderson, SC United States  
Best overheads I've ever heard for the money!

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Great for overheads, choirs, strings and winds September 26, 2010
Reviewer: Frantisek Zustin - The Finally band sound engineer from Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe  
This microphone is the cheap miracle!
I have been using many of these microphones for many years for recording and live performances. I have recorded symphonic orchestra - strings and winds, drums as an overheads, choir in church etc.

This mic has one great feature - it's side-address. This means more space captured by this microphone and it brings some "air" and room ambience into the recording.
It has 80Hz HPF and -10 dB switch, so you can use it on really loud applications, i.e. guitar amps.
The microphone has been packed with great antishock-mount clip in a leather package.

You can't find higher quality mic for this price!

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