The Audio-Technica AT8024 is a fixed-charge condenser microphone intended for use with DSLR and other video cameras. The microphone offers the flexibility of mono and mid-side stereo modes 'for high-resolution audio in any environment'.
The AT8024 is powered by a single 1.5V AA battery (included). The AA battery 'provides optimal performance with high max SPL'. A red/green LED power indicator, located on the top of the unit, illuminates green when the microphone is sufficiently powered and red when battery power is low.
The AT8024 is equipped with a three-position input pad that allows for attenuation adjustment. The microphone also has an 80 Hz high-pass filter switch that permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off to reduce the pickup of undesired ambient noise, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations.
The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing and includes an integral shoe mount that fits most camera shoes. Two rubber shock mounts 'isolate the microphone from vibration and mechanical camera noise'. The microphone includes a permanently attached 0.2-1.0m coiled cable terminated with a 3.5mm right angle stereo plug output. A clip on the shoe mount holds the cable, relieving tension and 'preventing vibration noise'.
A windscreen and 'fuzzy windscreen' are also included.
||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarised condenser
||Line-cardioid, LR stereo
|Low frequency roll-off:
||80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
|Max. input sound level:
||128 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% THD
||1.5V AA, 80hrs typical life
||114 g (4.0 oz)