Audio-Technica AT4081 Ribbon Microphone (Bi-Directional)
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Audio-Technica AT4081 Ribbon Microphone (Figure-of-Eight)
Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone
Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings. 
Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference. 
  • Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options 
  • Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction 
  • Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity 
  • Extremely powerful N50 rare earth magnets for high output level 
  • Superfine mesh guards against ribbon damage 
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response 
  • Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly 
  • Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers 
  • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance) 


  • Element: Ribbon 
  • Polar Pattern: Figure-of-eight 
  • Frequency Response: 30-18,000 Hz 
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -42 dB (7.9 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa 
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: 150 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. 
  • Noise: 25 dB SPL 
  • Dynamic Range: 125 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL 
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa 
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 3.0 mA typical 
  • Weight: 152 g (5.4 oz) 
  • Dimensions: 155.0 mm (6.10") long, 
  • 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter 
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type 
  • Accessories Included: AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective carrying case 
  • Audio-Technica Case Style: S13