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OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalAudio-Technica AT4050/LE

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The AT4050/LE is one of two limited-edition versions of the company’s popular AT4050 multipattern condenser. It differs from the standard version only cosmetically: a metallic silver finish with blue accents, an etched serial number, and a wooden case.

See also the AT4050 URUSHI.

Like the original AT4050, the LE is based on a transformerless output circuit and a medium-diaphragm capsule. The dual 21.4mm diaphragms are made of 2-micron plastic film, metallized with gold.

A switch on the microphone body provides access to three polar patterns: cardioid, omni, bidirectional. Additional switches enable a pad (-10dB) and a high-pass filter (-12dB/octave @ 80Hz).

AT4050URUSHIThe LE ships with a wooden case, a dust cover, and an elastic shockmount (p/n AT8449).

The Audio-Technica AT4050/LE is also known as: AT4050LE.

The mic was released in 2012.


Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
AT4050/LE Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
AT4050/LE Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
AT4050/LE Bidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (15.8 mV/Pa; 20-18,000 Hz)
Cardioid (15.8 mV/Pa; 20-18,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (15.8 mV/Pa; 20-18,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 80Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 21.4mm
Diaphragm gauge: 2 microns
100 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 149 dB
Self-noise: 17.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
510g (17.99oz) 188mm (7.40'') 53mm (2.09'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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