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Audio Technica AT4080

Active Ribbon Microphone

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With the groundbreaking AT4080, Audio-Technica achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. Delivering the warm, smooth sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica’s handcrafted AT4080 Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting, reliable performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers.

Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica’s innovative MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Utilizing six new patents*, Audio-Technica’s innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design. Experience the difference.


Smooth, warm and natural high-fidelity sound for professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement

Proprietary MicroLinear™ ribbon imprint for superior durability

Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity

Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level

Ultra-fine mesh helps protect against ribbon damage

Classic bidirectional (figure-of-eight) polar pattern picks up sounds equally from the front and back of the element

High-SPL capability and extended frequency response

Extended frequency response for natural audio reproduction

Acoustic baffle system and extra large output transformer provide natural low-frequency response and extended dynamic range

Handmade production – including ribbon corrugation, imprint and assembly

Open acoustical environment of the housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections

Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers

Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)


Microphone TypeRibbon
Polar PatternFigure-8
Ribbon TypeMicroLinear Dual Ribbon
Frequency Response20Hz-18kHz
Max SPL150dB
Output Impedance100 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio72dB
Self Noise22dB
Weight1.04 lbs.
Included AccessoriesShock Mount
Manufacturer Part NumberAT4080