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OmnidirectionalCardioidHypercardioidAudio-Technica AT4049a

Detachable-Capsule Pencil Condenser Microphone

The AT4049a is part of a 3-mic series of pencil condensers with interchangeable capsules. The preamp body is part number AT4900a-48; the omnidirectional capsule is p/n AT4049a-EL.

Cardioid and hypercardioid capsules are available separately, and make this mic into an AT4051 or AT4053 respectively.

The preamp body contains a switchable high-pass filter (-12dB/octave @ 80Hz). The output is balanced and transformerless.

The mic ships with a clip (Audio-Technica p/n AT8405a), a foam windscreen (p/n AT8159), and a carrying case (p/n S1).

It was replaced in Audio-Technica’s product line in 2008, by the AT4049b. See the link to the AT4049b profile in the sidebar.

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Specifications

Compatible Capsules
Audio-Technica AT4049a-ELOmnidirectional Audio-Technica AT4049a-EL
Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: 19.9 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $245 | discontinued
Audio-Technica AT4051a-ELCardioid Audio-Technica AT4051a-EL
Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 19.9 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $245 | discontinued
Audio-Technica AT4053a-ELHypercardioid Audio-Technica AT4053a-EL
Hypercardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 22.4 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $245 | discontinued
Pads & Filters Impedance SPL/Noise
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 80Hz (Via Switch)
100 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 146 dB
Self-noise: 19.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
120g (4.23oz) 155mm (6.10'') 21mm (0.83'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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