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Audio-Technica shows new stereo condenser microphone
Offering the realism of a live sound field, Audio-Technica demonstrated at AES last week its new AT4050ST side-address stereo condenser microphone with cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in a midside arrangement.
This stereo condenser allows users the choice of selecting a left-right stereo output or choosing discrete midside signals for later manipulation. The microphone’s dual-diaphragm capsules maintain precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range.
Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients.
The two-micron-thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragms undergo a five-step aging process so that the optimum characteristics remain constant over years of use.
Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections. There’s an integral 80Hz high-pass filter switch and 10dB pad switch.