Audio-Technica AE5100 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with Pad & HPF


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  • The Artist Elite Audio Technical AE5100 large diaphragm cardioid condenser instrument microphone provides uncompromising sound quality for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments. With rich, warm, accurate sound, the Audio Technical AE5100 also incorporates the most essential ingredients for quality live sound in a choir microphone.Its large-diaphragm capsule delivers accurate, natural response, while its low-profile design permits innovative placement options. With a lower profile than the large studio microphones to which it compares sonically, the Audio Technica AE5100 offers an outstanding performance-to-size ratio. With its low noise and smooth response, the Audio Technical AE5100 is ideal for recording, too.


    • Large-diaphragm capsule delivers accurate and natural response
    • Low-profile design permits innovative placement options previously unattainable with a large-diaphragm condenser
    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
    • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
    • Includes isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting and easy positioning
    • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad

    Output from the microphone's XLRM-type connector is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced. The signal appears across Pins 2 and 3; Pin 1 is ground (shield). Output phase is "Pin 2 hot" "–positive acoustic pressure produces positive voltage at Pin 2.To avoid phase cancellation and poor sound, all mic cables must be wired consistently: Pin 1-to-Pin 1, etc.An integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The roll-off position reduces the microphone's sensitivity to popping in close vocal use.

    It also reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.), room reverberation and mechanically-coupled vibrations.The AE5100 includes an AT8471 isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning, and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.Avoid leaving the microphone in the open sun or in areas where temperatures exceed 110 deg. F (43 deg. C) for extended periods.Extremely high humidity should also be avoided.

  • ElementFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    Polar PatternCardioid
    Frequency Response20-20,000 Hz
    Low Frequency Roll-Off80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    Open Circuit Sensitivity-36 dB (15.8 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Impedance150 ohms
    Maximum Input Sound Level148dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 158dB SPL with 10dB pad (nominal)
    Noise11dB SPL
    Dynamic Range 137dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio83dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
    Phantom Power Requirements11-52V DC, 3.2 mA typical
    Switches: High-pass filter10dB pad (nominal)
    Weight5.0 oz. (143 g)
    Dimensions5.85 (148.5 mm) long, 1.02 (26.0 mm) maximum diameter
    Output ConnectorIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
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