Stow, OH (August 2, 2017)—Audio-Technica is now shipping its new AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone ($3,499). It is the most recent addition to A-T’s 50 Series that includes the AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 instrument microphone.
Like the AT5040, the AT5047 features four rectangular two-micron-thick diaphragms and is housed in a hand-assembled aluminum and brass chassis. Its diaphragms “function together to provide a combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm,” notes AT promotional materials.
The AT5047 package also includes a custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments as well as the AT8480 shock mount.
Key features include an open circuit sensitivity of -29 dB (35.5 mV, RE: 1V at 1 Pa); 150 ohm impedance; maximum SPL handling capability of 148 dB (1 kHz at 1% THD); weight of 20.9 oz.; and measurements of 6.51'' x 2.24'' (length x diameter).