Los Angeles, CA (October 13, 2014)—Audio-Technica has released the AT5045 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, the latest addition to A-T's flagship 50 Series of premier studio microphones.
The hand-built AT5045 is a "stick-design," large-diaphragm electret side-address condenser instrument microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. Available separately or as stereo pairs (AT5045P), the mics feature a large diaphragm, fast transient response, low noise, the ability to handle high sound pressure levels (149 dB SPL), and a 141 dB dynamic range specs.
The mic employs a large, rectangular element, created with an intent to improve transient response and increase response bandwidth. The two-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragm has been aged, aiming to achieve optimum sonic characteristics.
It has been designed to be used primarily as a instrument microphone, used on overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments in professional studio applications.