Audio-Technica Debuts AT5040
Audio-Technica has launched a new,
high-end studio microphone, the AT5040.
is the first of the 50 Series of high-end studio mics. It celebrates
Audio-Technica’s 50th anniversary. Price: $2,999.
Audio-Technica U.S. Vice President, R&D/Engineering; Hiroshi Akino,
Audio-Technica Corp., Japan; and Tadashi Kikutani, Audio-Technica U.S. Research
& Development Engineering Manager, pictured with the award for their white
In other Audio-Technica news, the company announced that
Hiroshi Akino, Audio-Technica Corp., Japan, Jackie Green, VP
R&D/Engineering and Tadashi Kikutani, research and development engineering
manager of Audio-Technica U.S. along with Hirofumi Shimokawa, Kanagawa
Institute of Technology, Japan, had received a best paper award at the recent
AES show in San Francisco.
The paper was titled “On the
Study of Ionic Microphones” and had to do with a “diaphragm-less” ionic plasma
The microphone is a
side-address, cardioid pattern, large-diaphragm condenser aimed at vocal
duties. The “large diaphragm” actually consists of an array of four diaphragms
working as a single unit. An internal shockmount keeps things stable.
The AT5040 ships with AT’s new AT8480 external shockmount.