Audio-Technica AT4033A Cardioid Condenser Microphone w/ Shock Mount

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Weight 0.84 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 9.85 × 4.25 in
Product Condition USED

As the latest incarnation of the well regarded AT4033 studio and bluegrass mic, the Audio-Technica AT4033a is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone designed for detailed, clean, low-noise reproduction of vocals and various instruments, making it a versatile tool in project studios and home setups as well as for commercial facilities. The vapor-deposited gold diaphragm is pre-aged to stay sonically consistent over time while the transformerless circuitry minimizes low-end breakup and contributes to enhanced transient response. Additionally, the precision-machined acoustic baffle yields increased stability.

The capsule assembly’s floating construction lessens vibration and a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter offers at-the-source reduction of rumble and low-frequency buildup. Thanks to the custom shockmount, the AT4033a is further isolated from vibration and stand-borne noise. Since it can take high SPLs without distorting—up to 155 dB with the -10 dB pad engaged—the mic is a great choice for loud instruments in addition to nuanced, intimate performances.

Latest Incarnation of the AT4033

The latest edition of the legendary AT4033 microphone, the side-address AT4033a offers low-noise, symmetrical, transformerless circuitry that results in exceptional transient response and clean output signals.

Studio Classic Sound

A studio classic and bluegrass favorite, the AT4033 cardioid studio condenser is the microphone that broke the $1000 barrier in its class. A strong up-front presence characterizes the sonic signature of this 40 Series pro audio classic.

Switchable Settings

The AT4033a’s 80 Hz high-pass filter easily switches between flat frequency response and a low-cut filter that diminishes ambient noise and popping with closely miked vocals. The -10 dB pad allows distortion-free pickup of blaring instruments such as drums and guitar amps.

Isolation from External Noise

Thanks to the floating-construction capsule assembly and provided custom shockmount, the AT4033a provides effective isolation from noise and vibration.

Features at a Glance

  • Cardioid polar pattern for directional focus and rejection of off-axis sounds
  • High maximum SPL of 145 dB (155 dB SPL with -10 dB pad engaged)
  • Transformerless circuitry minimizes low-frequency distortion and provides enhanced correlation of high-speed transients
  • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity
  • 2-micron, vapor-deposited gold diaphragm undergoes a five-step aging process so that the optimum characteristics achieved remain constant over years of use
  • Floating-construction capsule assembly provides isolation from noise and vibration
  • Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
  • Surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with Audio-Technica’s stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Custom shockmount provides superior isolation
  • XLR 3-pin output connector
  • Runs on 48V phantom power
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