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Audio-Technica AT 4053B

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • For all types of recordings
  • Hyper cardioid capsule (AT4053b-EL replaceable)
  • Frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Switchable low cut at 80 Hz
  • Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Switchable 10 dB pad, 145 dB SPL max (155 dB at 10 dB pad)
  • Dynamic range: 129 dB
  • Brass housing
  • Dimensions: 155 x 21 mm
  • Weight 127 g
  • Incl. AT8045a stand adapter, windscreen and transport case

Note: 15 Year manufacturer's warranty if registered at audio-technica.com within 30 days

Further Information

Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut Yes
switchable pad Yes
characteristic super-cardioid

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An excellent choice for voice in a smaller studio
Rick A, 14.12.2020
Much as I would love to own a large diaphragm valve microphone, frankly the AT-4053B is a MUCH more sensible option for voice in my small (8m x 8m) studio where I need to allow for my less than perfect mic positioning options and less than perfect sound proofing. The AT4053B works perfectly positioned just overhead and pointed at my throat and combined with the Zoom H8N provides a very high quality and likeable end result without popping or sibilance. I've not yet used it for anything but voice but I see no reason why it would not perform well for recording a guitar or keyboard amp should the need arise. Feels robust and well made. If buying with or for a mic stand make sure you purchase the right adapter!
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Why pay more?
andeye, 04.08.2018
I'm using this for video audio recording indoors in a semi-dampened room, on a Roycotte table shockmount going into a camera-mounted Sony K2M. The shotgun that came with the K2M was sounding too wet.

Great value mic - nice sound, low noise. I listened to the Sennheiser MKH 8050, Schoeps CMC641 and this on youtube ( honestly preferred the sound of this. Sure, I'd much prefer the beautiful wooden case of the Schoeps, to the cheap vinyl case this comes in - but if it doesn't sound better to my ear, I can't really justify the extra. I'd love to try them all with my own voice, but didn't have time & couldn't find this mic for sale in the UK anyway.

To be honest, it sounds a lot better closer to the talent, than I have it. I don't know if the Schoeps or Sennheiser would solve that problem, but it's definitely good enough for now.

Nice that you can change the capsules too if you need a different pickup pattern, just a shame that cardioid and omni are the only options - I'd really like a super cardioid...
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Für Indoor-Voice-Booming geeignet
Michael7816, 25.03.2015
Da bei Indoor-Booming bei Filmproduktionen immer zu Hypernieren-Mikrofonen geraten und von Shotgun-Mikrofonen mit Superniere abgeraten wird, hatte ich mir das Audio-Technica AT 4053B bestellt. Reviews auf amerikanischen Forenseiten und Youtube zufolge sollte es in gute Ergebnisse erzeugen, Nebengeräusche gut unterdrücken und eine angenehme Stimmpräsenz erzeugen. Diesen Dingen kann ich bis auf die Hallunterdrückung zustimmen. Die Dynamic Range der Stimme war im Vergleich zum Rode NTG-3 (Superniere) sowie dem Rode Lavalier (Omni) um einiges besser. Im Vergleich zum Audix SCX1-HC (Hyperniere) war es sensitiver und klang weniger grell.

Daher Kaufempfehlung.
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Excellent micro pour dialogue en intérieur
Holodre Bruxelles, 23.06.2021
Ce AT 4053b, répond à mes attentes, je l'utilise sur perche pour les dialogues en intérieur, il bien timbré, clair et consistant dans le bas du spectre
Précis et polyvalent avec son PAD et le HPF , pour mon usage il est un bonne alternative aux micros beaucoup plus chers (schoeps et Cie)

Je l'utilise avec un Baby Bal 21 mm de chez Rycote indispensable dès que la perche est mobile le simple mousse fourni avec ne suffit plus.
Il se marie très bien avec une suspension Rycote Invision INV-7-HG-Mark III
Cet At 4053b se marie très bien avec le NTG3 de chez Rode qui lui me sert en extérieur
C'est un rapport qualité prix imbattable, un micro peut être pas assez connu, alors n'hésitez pas, cela vaut bien son argent.
Bref je suis enchanté de l'avoir à disposition pour des projets audio visuel léger.
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