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CardioidAudio-Technica AE5400

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The AE5400 is a handheld condenser microphone designed for live performance applications. It uses a true condenser capsule and a transformer-coupled output circuit.

Handling noise is reduced through “anti-shock engineering,” which presumably means the capsule is shockmounted within the mic body.

AE5400 CutawayThe amplifier circuit is a dual-sided, surface-mount PCB.

Two switches on the microphone body enable a high-pass filter (80Hz) and a -10dB pad.

The mic ships with a clip (p/n AT8470) and a storage pouch.

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Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
AE5400 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (10.0 mV/Pa; 20-20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: 12db @ 80Hz HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 21.4mm
Capsule diameter: 29.1mm
Diaphragm gauge: 2 microns
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 157 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
330g (11.64oz) 179mm (7.05'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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