The CLASSIC AT4033.
We know you've heard it before, but the Audio-Technica AT4033A can do it all. And it's been doing it for over 20 years. A strong up-front presence characterizes the sonic signature of this versatile pro-audio classic. The AT4033A features transformerless circuitry that virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion. The results? Great studio recordings of guitars, brass, vocals, strings, and more, every time!
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.