THE MOST SUPERB SONIC DESIGN... FOR THE MOST ELITE VENUES THE NEW STANDARD IN LIVE AUDIO WHY? Recent advances in the quality and sophistication of professional live-sound systems have been nothing short of revolutionary. Tours, clubs, broadcast events, corporate facilities and worship venues sound better than ever, utilizing better system design and better components in the audio chain. That‘s why Audio-Technica has been partnering with industry professionals on the front line of this revolution – the top touring companies, award show designers, FOH and monitor engineers, audio consultants and artists – to learn what it takes to make the best-sounding, most reliable and consistent microphones for the live-sound industry. We listened carefully. Then we applied this knowledge to the creation of the Artist Elite™ line of high-performance microphones. Our ultimate design goal was this: Each model must extend the performance of a sound system, not limit it. The result is THE NEW STANDARD IN LIVE AUDIO 2 SPECIFICATIONS † (see back for specifications legend) AE5400 AE3300 AE3300 AE5400 CONDENSERS AE5400 AE3300 THE ULTIMATE VOCAL PERFORMANCE INSTRUMENT EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE FOR EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMERS Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user Exacting detail, brilliant clarity and uncolored realism CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE Well-tempered polar pattern with outstanding rejection qualities Large-diaphragm element and true condenser design Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance Excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity Excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity Robust design for enduring dependability on the road Robust design for enduring dependability on the road Includes AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp Includes AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp For ultimate protection against vocal plosives, the hardened-steel outer grille is lined with fine steel mesh and a layer of closed-cell foam. A foam disk positioned on top of the element assembly provides the final layer of “pop” protection. ELEMENT 2 Stainless-steel capsule enclosure protects element assembly. FREQUENCY RESPONSE 3 Micromesh screen over the side-entry ports provides optimum resistance, exercising precise control over the time at which off-axis signals arrive at the diaphragm – for a precise polar pattern configuration. LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF POLAR PATTERN 4 3 4 High-quality condenser elements proven in the world’s finest recording studios: AE5400: The same large-diaphragm element used in the AT4050. AE3300: The same element used in the legendary AT4033. 5 6 7 8 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 AE5400 and AE3300 150 ohms 147 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. 157 dB SPL with 10 dB pad (nominal) 1 AE5400 AE3300 14 dB SPL 19 dB SPL DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) AE5400 AE3300 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL 128 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO AE5400 AE3300 80 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa* 75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa* PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS AE5400 AE3300 11-52V DC, 4 mA typical 11-52V DC, 3 mA typical High-pass filter; 10 dB pad WEIGHT (less accessories) Capsule is connected to the PCB by a flexible cable with a multi-pin locking connector to provide a secure, reliable and field-durable connection. AE5400 AE3300 7.05" (179.0 mm) long, 1.97" (50.0 mm) head diameter, 1.30" to 0.87" (33.0 mm to 22.0 mm) tapered body diameter OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5 /8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch Switches (10 dB pad, HPF) are double-protected from moisture by solid plastic covers and foam moisture seals. Vibration-dampening material adhered to the inside of the handle shell minimizes handling noise. Gold-plated XLRM-type connector provides corrosion-resistant contacts and is solidly attached to PCB for maximum electrical integrity. 14 Handle shell is heavy-duty die-cast construction with distinctive Artist Elite flat side for comfortable, balanced feel. 11.6 oz (330 grams) 10.6 oz (300 grams) DIMENSIONS AE5400 FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10 dB Custom transformer improves performance specifications by isolating against noise and RF interference, and providing excellent saturation characteristics that contribute to smooth linear sound quality. – 40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa* – 42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa* MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL SWITCHES Solid-construction insulator/attachment point provides electrically insulated, secure 3-screw mounting of PCB to shock mount assembly. High-quality double-sided PCB uses surface-mount componentry. Extensive grounding plane and attention to “best-practice” grounding methods minimize electrical noise. 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave AE5400 AE3300 1 The upper shock-mount assembly is made from machined stainless steel, and provides a high-mass resonance-dampening mount between the capsule and handle. Inside the assembly, rubber isolation bushings help prevent handling noise from reaching the capsule. 13 13 14 Upper rubber bushing isolates capsule assembly from handle, serving as a shock mount to minimize handling noise. 20-20,000 Hz 30-18,000 Hz IMPEDANCE NOISE 5 6 Cardioid AE5400 AE3300 OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp included Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser Electret condenser 50 500 200 100 2k 1k 5k 10k AE3300 FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10 dB 20k 50 12" or more on axis 0 330 30 300 60 240 120 90 270 210 30 300 60 240 120 90 270 210 150 150 180 180 SCALE IS 5 DECIBELS PER DIVISION SCALE IS 5 DECIBELS PER DIVISION LEGEND Same as 1 kHz 5k AE3300 POLAR PATTERN 0 200 Hz 1 kHz 5 kHz 8 kHz 2k 1k 12" or more on axis Roll-off AE5400 POLAR PATTERN 330 500 Frequency in Hertz LEGEND Roll-off LEGEND 4 200 100 Frequency in Hertz LEGEND 200 Hz 1 kHz 5 kHz 8 kHz 10k 20k Response in dB 1 2 AE5400 AE3300 Response in dB 1 SPECIFICATIONS † (see back for specifications legend) AE6100 AE4100 AE6100 DYNAMICS AE6100 AE4100 ASSERTIVE SOUND FOR THE UNCOMPROMISING VOCALIST DESTINED TO BE THE NEXT CLASSIC HYPERCARDIOID DYNAMIC MICROPHONE AE4100 CARDIOID DYNAMIC MICROPHONE Aggressive sound that stays up-front in the mix Great presence with excellent monitor cut Optimized for the stage with excellent isolation properties High output, fast transients and clean articulation Superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise Maximum feedback rejection Outstanding pop protection Superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise Tough, durable, resilient – built for the road Outstanding pop protection Includes AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp Tough, durable, resilient – built for the road Includes AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp 1 2 For ultimate protection against vocal plosives, the hardened-steel outer grille is lined with fine steel mesh and a layer of closed-cell foam. A foam disk positioned on top of the element assembly provides the final layer of “pop” protection. ELEMENT Two layers of resistive mesh form multiple densities over the side-entry ports, exercising precise control over the time at which off-axis signals arrive at the diaphragm. Strict quality assurance ensures flawless consistency and application of the mesh – for a flawless polar pattern. Dynamic POLAR PATTERN AE6100 AE4100 Hypercardioid Cardioid FREQUENCY RESPONSE AE6100 AE4100 60-15,000 Hz 90-18,000 Hz 2 3 3 4 4 The element assembly is sealed to the back cavity to ensure a consistent and correctly-tuned resonant chamber, resulting in consistent microphone sound characteristics. The upper shock-mount assembly is made from machined stainless steel, and provides a high-mass resonance-dampening mount between the element/cavity and handle. Inside the assembly, rubber isolation bushings help prevent handling noise from reaching the element and back-cavity assemblies. 5 5 Upper rubber bushing provides additional isolation between back-cavity assembly and upper shock mount. 6 Tuned to a specific element type, the back-cavity assembly provides an acoustic chamber that remains constant among models using the same element, ensuring optimal, consistent performance. 6 OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY –55 dB (1.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa* IMPEDANCE 250 ohms WEIGHT (less accessories) 10.9 oz (310 grams) DIMENSIONS 6.97" (177.0 mm) long, 1.89" (48.0 mm) head diameter, 1.30" to 0.87" (33.0 mm to 22.0 mm) tapered body diameter OUTPUT CONNECTOR Integral 3-pin XLRM-type ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5 /8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp included 7 7 The back-cavity assembly “floats” inside the handle shell, providing exceptional isolation from handling noise. 8 Vibration-dampening material adhered to the interior of the handle shell minimizes handling noise. 9 Lower rubber isolation bushing minimizes contact between back-cavity assembly and handle shell. 8 10 dB 50 100 500 200 1k 2k 5k 10k AE4100 FREQUENCY RESPONSE Response in dB AE6100 FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10 dB 20k 50 100 500 200 Frequency in Hertz LEGEND 10 9 Wires exit the back cavity via a sealed opening, preventing air leakage into the cavity and maintaining cavity tuning. 11 12 12 AE6100 and AE4100 Gold-plated XLRM connector provides corrosion-resistant contacts. A ground contact spring tab maintains electrical ground (shield) continuity between handle shell and XLR connector. 0 Handle shell is heavy-duty die-cast construction with distinctive Artist Elite flat side for comfortable, balanced feel. 330 30 300 60 240 120 90 270 210 30 300 60 240 120 90 270 210 150 150 180 180 SCALE IS 5 DECIBELS PER DIVISION SCALE IS 5 DECIBELS PER DIVISION 6 5k AE4100 POLAR PATTERN 0 330 11 2k 12" or more on axis LEGEND AE6100 POLAR PATTERN 10 1k Frequency in Hertz 12" or more on axis LEGEND LEGEND 200 Hz 1 kHz 5 kHz 8 kHz 200 Hz 1 kHz 5 kHz 8 kHz 10k 20k Response in dB 1 Specifications Legend † In the interest of standards development, A.T.U.S. offers full details on its test methods to other industry professionals on request. * 1 Pascal = 10 dynes/cm 2 = 10 microbars = 94 dB SPL 1 Typical, A-weighted, using Audio Precision System One. Specifications are subject to change without notice. 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