Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Audio-Technica introduces two new omnidirectional dynamic mics
At NAB2008, Audio-Technica introduced the AT8004 and AT8004L omnidirectional dynamic microphones designed specifically for the broadcasting market.
The 5.93in AT8004 and 9.43in AT8004L are well-suited for handheld interviews, ENG/EFP and sports broadcasting applications, or as the “mono” mic when used with a stereo mic. The AT8004L’s longer handle accommodates a microphone flag while providing sufficient space for the talent to grip the microphone.
The AT8004 and AT8004L offer a frequency response of 80Hz-16,000Hz and an omnidirectional polar pattern. Each features a rugged housing and a hardened-steel grille as well as internal shock mounting, making them able to stand up to field use while minimizing handling and cable noise.
The AT8004 and AT8004L use XLRM-type connectors. Output is via balanced, low-impedance XLRM-type connectors.
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