Audio-Technica AE 5100

Large Diaphragm Condenser Overhead Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Bass rolloff 80 Hz/12 dB/octave
  • Impedance: 150 Ohm
  • SPL: max. 148 dB (max. 158 dB SPL with 10 dB pad.)
  • High-pass filter
  • 10 dB pad switch
  • XLR connector
  • Dimensions: 148.5 mm x 26 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Incl. bag, tripod adapter and windscreen

15-year manufacturer's warranty if you registered the product within 30 days after purchase at audio-technica.com

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Condenser Microphone Yes
Clip-On Microphone No
Incl. Clamp Yes
Stereo Pair No
Polar Pattern Cardioid

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Very underrated microphone
Handreas, 06.03.2020
First some general info: The mic has a pad and a high-pass filter. Always nice to have. It's not the biggest pencil-style mic, so finding space for it in a cramped environment (like a drumset) is usually not a huge problem. It can also handle _a lot_ of spl. 158dB to be exact. So If you ever need to mic a jet engine, this will do the job!

It has a somewhat different sound compared to a lot of other pencil condensers. Where a lot of cheaper mics will have a pretty flat response up to a point and then an overhyped high-end response, these have a lot smoother high end and a somewhat tight mid-range feel. I'm not completely sure what it is exactly, because the included frequency chart shows nothing out of the ordinary, but they do have a sound of their own. Before eq and compression it already sounds very smooth and "processed".

It's a very good percussion mic. Easily my favourite snare mic so far! I also use them on grand pianos with excellent results. I have yet to try it on other acoustic instruments, but I have no reason to think it won't sound good.
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albr, 29.05.2019
Excellent sound and quality.
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AE5100 - works not for me!
Valdez18, 24.09.2017
After reading good reviews on Audio Technica AE5100 bought at Thomanns. It never worked for me: Today the findal test: Expensive guitar, RME babyface pro interface, vovox cable....everything sounds like plastic, like a cheap guitar. Same conditions with Neumann TLM102: Sounds like the original guitar. I will not exclude that there is something wrong with my mic, but I cannot recommend this mic for serious recording of acoustic guitar.
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