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CardioidAudio-Technica AT3035

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The AT3035 is an electret condenser mic, designed as a general-purpose studio condenser. The pickup pattern is cardioid. Onboard switches provide a -10dB pad and a high-pass filter (-12dB/octave @ 80 Hz).

Audio-Technica claims this microphone delivers “exceptional detail and low noise,” “extended low-frequency response,” “rich, full sound reproduction.”

AT3035 PCBThe mic’s self-noise figure is 12dB. It uses a surface-mount circuit board and an output transformer.

The oversized capsule diffusor is unique. It helps prevent sonic reflections within the headbasket.

The capsule is a 1-inch O.D. electret model with a single diaphragm. The diaphragm diameter is 19mm (0.75'').

The mic ships with a shockmount (p/n AT8458) and a soft carrying pouch.
AT3035 Internals

Mojo Pie (2002)

The Bottom Line: One of the best lower cost large diaphragm condenser mics made.

SoundOnSound (2001)

On the whole I’d say the AT3035 has a nice balance between accuracy and flattery with a convincingly natural sound that should suit most vocalists. It also works fine on just about any acoustic instrument — its high SPL handling means it won’t flinch at loud percussion or guitar amplifiers. At street prices, the obvious competition for the AT3035 is the Rode NT1, the AKG C2000 and C3000 and the Octava MK219/219A models. Each has a slightly different tonal character that will suit some singers better than others. I don’t think it’s possible to say which of these is best, as ‘best’ can mean different things to different people, but given its sound, its build quality and its bundled shockmount, I think the AT3035 will have no trouble attracting admirers.

AT3035 internal photos by DJS~NJ

The Audio-Technica AT3035 is also known as: AT-3035, 3035.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
AT3035 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (25.1 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/oct @ 80Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 19mm
Capsule diameter: 25mm
250 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 158 dB
Self-noise: 12.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
390g (13.76oz) 170mm (6.69'') 52mm (2.05'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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