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.
Low-profile stick design maximizes placement options
Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction
Audio-Technica ribbon design with 18 patents pending including proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability
Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity
Extremely powerful N50 neodymium 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)
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. With 18 patents pending, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.