Audio-Technica AT4053b Condenser Microphone

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The AT4053b from Audio-Technica is a professional-quality shotgun microphone ideal for field or studio use. The mic consists of 2 components, the AT4900b-48 mic body and an AT4053b-EL hypercardioid head capsule. The hypercardioid pickup pattern minimizes off-axis noise, improving the isolation of the desired sound source. Additional interchangeable head capsules with different pickup patterns are available separately.

The mic has a rugged turned-brass housing for exceptional durability. Internal transformerless circuitry greatly reduces distortion and provides excellent correlation of high-speed transients. The direct-coupled balanced output provides a clean signal, even under high-output conditions. Additional features of the mic include a switchable high-pass filter to reduce low frequency noise, and a -10dB pad for picking up loud sound sources. The mic comes complete with a mic stand clip, foam windscreen, and carrying case.

Professional Quality
The mic is specially engineered to meet professional standards
Rugged Build
The turned brass housing provides long-lasting durability
High-Quality Audio
The transformerless circuitry greatly reduces low-frequency distortion and provides excellent correlation of high-speed transients, while the direct-coupled balanced output provides a clean signal, even under high-output conditions
Hypercardioid Pickup Pattern
The hypercardioid mic capsule greatly reduces off-axis sounds, providing terrific isolation of the desired sound source 1
Filter and Pad
A switchable 80Hz high-pass filter and -10dB pad allow you to reduce low-frequency noises and extend the mic's headroom in order to capture loud sound sources
Phantom Power
The mic runs on 48V phantom power, which it receives via the standard XLR connector
RoHS Compliant
The mic is free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances
Accessories Included
The mic comes complete with a mic clip, windscreen, and carrying case

What's in the Box?

What's in the Box:

  • AT4900b-48 Mic Body
  • AT4053b-EL Head Capsule
  • Mic Clip
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Product Specifications


Transducer Externally Polarized (DC Bias) Capacitor
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 129dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 78dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 145dB
155dB (With Pad)
Power Requirements 48V Phantom
Impedance 50 Ohms
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR
Pad Yes, -10dB, Switchable
Low Frequency Roll-Off 80Hz High-Pass Filter, Switchable
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 6.1 x 0.83" (155 x 21mm)
Weight 4.5 oz (127g)


Capsule Condenser
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Pad -10 dB
High-Pass Filter 80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave


Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 145 dB SPL
155 dB SPL
Impedance 50 Ohms
Sensitivity -34 dB
Dynamic Range 129 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 78 dB
Equivalent Noise Level 16 dB
THD 1%


Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin


Operating Voltage 48 V
Operating Current Consumption 4.8 mA


Dimensions ø: 0.83 x L: 6.1" / ø: 21 x L: 154.94 mm
Weight 4.48 oz / 127 g
Package Weight 1.115 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 4.6 x 1.75"