AUDIO-TECHNICA STEREO MICROPHONES
Ranging from simple, battery powered devices, for use with consumer video cameras, to a large-diaphragm, mid-side design for professional recording, these are all condenser microphones, either battery powered or requiring phantom power.
The ATR6250 provides affordable stereo pick-up in a single microphone. Its compact design is intended for use with video cameras and portable audio recorders. Two cardioid, condenser, capsules provide an unbalanced stereo output. The microphone uses a single AA battery, switched on by a sliding switch on the body. Two cables are provides to suit use on camera and when recording. Output connector: Screw-in 3.5 mm stereo jack socket. Camera cable: 3.5mm stereo jack plug to 3.5mm stereo jack plug, 0.2 metres. Recording cable: 3.5mm stereo jack plug to 2x 3.5mm mono jack plugs, 3 metres. Response: 70Hz- 18kHz, sensitivity -50dB. Impedance: 600 ohms.
Included accessories: Camera shoe mount, interchangeable microphone stand base, foam windscreen, two 3.5 mm to 6.35mm mono adapters, battery.
These compact, lightweight models are designed 'for professional recording and DAT field use', and are particularly applicable to use on-camera they have two cardioid condenser capsules in an X-Y stereo configuration. They operate either using an LR44, 200 hours, battery or battery-free when used with recording devices that provide plug-in power at the microphone input. Output cables are permanently attached. An on-off switch is provided. Maximum input: 119 dB SPL. Response: 100Hz-17kHz, sensitivity: 3.1mV/Pa. Impedance: 600 ohms unbalanced. Dimensions: 116.5mm length, 21mm maximum body diameter.
With a 1.8m cable, this version is applicable to use with portable recorders as well as cameras. Cable: 1.8 m cable with 3.5mm stereo jack plug.
Included accessories: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8 inch thread, 5/8 inch to 3/8 inch, LR44 battery, windscreen, soft protective pouch.
This version is designed to attach to a camcorder. Cable: 152mm - 305 mm coiled cable with right-angle 3.5 mm stereo jack plug.
Accessories: Video camera shoe mount, LR44 battery, windscreen, AT8123 fur windshield, soft protective pouch.
Designed for 'general stereo recording and field sound capture', the AT2022 is a condenser microphone with two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration which pivot to allow for narrow 90 degree or wide 120 degree stereo operation. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. Powered by a single AA battery, 500 hours, the AT2022 is designed for battery operation only, and should not be used when phantom power is present. The power switch has a third position to introduce a low-frequency roll-off, 150Hz, 6 dB/octave. The output is via a 3-pin XLR connector, and is unbalanced. The cable is 0.5 m (yes, 500mm long, with a 3-pin XLR to suit microphone and a 3.5mm stereo jack plug for connection to the recorder. Maximum input: 122dB SPL. Response: 20Hz-20kHz, sensitivity 8.9 mV/Pa. Dimensions: 192mm long, 65mm maximum head, 21mm body, diameter. Weight: 270g.
Included accessories: AT8405A stand clamp for 5/8 inch thread, 'fuzzy' windscreen, battery, soft protective pouch.
Intended for video-camera mounted use, stereo field recording, interviews and home recording, perhaps with handheld digital recorders, this stereo condenser microphone has two coincident capsules in an X-Y configuration. For use with both consumer and professional equipment, it is supplied with two cables, one balanced, one unbalanced, with 2x 3-pin XLR and 1x 3.5mm 3-pole jack connectors respectively. It may be powered by a single AA battery, 700 hours, or 11-52V DC phantom power when used with the balanced cable. The power switch has a third position which introduces a low-frequency roll-off, 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave, to reduce unwanted low frequency noise. The output connector is a 5-pin male XLR, wired balanced. Maximum input: 128 dB SPL. Response: 20Hz-15kHz, sensitivity 12.5mV/Pa. Impedance: 250-300 ohms. Dimensions: 186mm long, 47.6mm head, 21mm maximum body, diameter. Weight: 247g.
Included accessories: 2x cables, each 2 metres, with XLR-5 to connect to the microphone, AT8405A stand clamp for 5/8 inch thread, windscreen, battery, soft protective pouch.
Designed for broadcast and professional recording, this stereo condenser design has two large-diaphragm capsules in 'an innovative coincident capsule configuration', producing an X/Y stereo image. The large offer 'exceptionally low noise'. Two switches provide a low-frequency roll-off filter, 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave, and 10dB pad. The output connector is a 5-pin male XLR. 11-52V DC phantom power. Maximum input: 145dB SPL; 155 dB SPL, with pad. Response: 20-17,000 Hz, sensitivity 25.1mV/Pa. Impedance: 170 ohms. Dynamic range: 131dB, 1 kHz, at maximum SPL. Noise: -80dB, 1kHz, 1Pa. Dimensions: 186mm long, 47.6mm head, 21mm body, diameters. Weight: 269g.
Included accessories: Cable; 5.0 metre stereo cable with 5-pin XLR-F connector at the microphone terminated by 2x 3-pin XLR-M connectors. AT8405A stand clamp for 5/8 inch thread, windscreen, soft protective pouch.
This lightweight stereo shotgun is 'engineered for high-end broadcast and production use' and finished in black. With independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in an MS (Mid-Side) arrangement with switch-selectable internal matrixing, this design offers the choice of selecting a left-right stereo output, wide or narrow, or discrete Mid-Side signals for later manipulation. A switch provides a low-frequency roll-off filter, 80Hz, 12 dB/octave.
The output connector is a 5-pin male XLR. 11-52V DC phantom power. Maximum input: 123dB SPL, mid; 127dB SPL, side; 126dB SPL, LR stereo; all for 1% T.H.D at 1kHz. Response: 40-20,000Hz. Sensitivity: 31.6 / 19.9 / 15.8 mV/Pa, mid / side / LR stereo, open circuit. Impedance: 200 ohms. Dynamic range: 101dB, mid and side; 102dB, LR stereo. At 1kHz and maximum SPL. Noise: -72 / -68 / -70dB, mid / side / LR stereo, 1kHz at 1Pa. Dimensions: 236mm long, 21mm diameter. Weight: 103g.
Included accessories: Cable; 610mm stereo cable with 5-pin XLR-F connector at the microphone terminated by 2x 3-pin XLR-M connectors. AT8405A stand clamp for 5/8 inch thread, AT8134 windscreen, 5/8 to 3/8 inch threaded adapter, protective carrying case.
With independent cardioid and figure-of-eight condenser condenser elements, this is a side-address, Mid-Side stereo microphone 'engineered for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement'. A switch provides for selection of Mid-Side mode, for external manipulation, and two internally-matrixed stereo modes, 90 and 127 degrees. The dual-diaphragm capsules 'maintain precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range'. Transformerless circuitry 'virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion'.
The 2-micron-thick, vapour-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process so that the optimum characteristics remain constant over years of use; the open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections. A high-pass filter, 80 Hz 12 dB/octave, and 10 dB pad may be switched into use. The output connector is a 5-pin female XLR. Requires 48V DC phantom power.
Elements: Externally-polarised (DC bias) condenser. Maximum input: 149dB SPL, 159dB SPL with pad. Response: 20Hz-18kHz. Sensitivity: 7.9 mV/ Pa, stereo 90 degrees; 15.8mV/Pa Mid and Side. Impedance: 50 ohms. Dynamic range: 134dB Mid, 132dB Side, 1kHz, at maximum SPL. Noise: -79 dB, 1kHz, 1Pa, Mid and Side. Dimensions: 193mm long, 53.4mm maximum body diameter. Weight: 517g.
Included accessories: Cable; 5.0 metre, stereo cable with 5-pin XLR-F connector at microphone terminated with 2x 3-pin XLR-M. AT8449 elastic suspension shock mount for 5/8 inch thread, 5/8 inch to 3/8 inch threaded adapter, microphone dust cover, protective carrying case.
All microphones in the Audio-Technica range are available from Canford. Those not listed are generally available in short delivery times to special order, please contact Sales.