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CardioidAudio-Technica AE5400/LE

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The AE5400/LE is a special 50th Anniversary edition of the AE5400 handheld condenser.

The AE5400 and AE5400/LE use the same capsule as the AT4050; it has a 21.4mm diaphragm made of 2-micron plastic film, metallized with gold.

AE5400 CutawayUnlike the AT4050, the AE5400 models use an output transformer.

Two switches on the AE5400 provide access to a high-pass filter (80Hz) and a -10dB pad.

The AE5400/LE features a silver metallic finish with blue accents, etched serial number and comes in a wooden case. These are the only differences from the standard AE5400.

See the AE5400 profile for more information.

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The mic was released in 2012.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
AE5400/LE Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (10 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: 147 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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