Audio-Technica AE-5100 Microphone large-diaphragm cardioid - 80Hz switch

Audio Technica Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Instrument Microphone

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  • Audio-Technica AE-5100 - Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Instrument Microphone
  • AT8471 Isolation Clamp
  • 3/8"-16 Threaded Adapter
  • AT8136 Foam Windscreen
  • Protective Pouch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty


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Multipurpose condenser mic with studio-quality sound

    Whether used as a choir mic or for percussion, guitar, strings, or other acoustic instruments, your music's energy deserves the uncompromising sound quality that The Audio-Technica AE5100 microphone delivers - even more affordably than you'd expect! The AE5100 has a large-diaphragm capsule for accurate, natural response; yet its robust, low-profile design facilitates innovative placement and outstanding performance-to-size ratio. It provides uncompromising sound quality for instruments and has the most essential ingredients for quality live sound in a choir microphone. It works great for recording too.


  • Large-diaphragm capsule
  • Low-profile design
  • Cardioid polar pattern (less sound from sides & rear; improved isolation)
  • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
  • Isolation clamp for shock protection, secure mounting, & easy positioning
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch & 10 dB pad
Applications for the Audio-Technica AE-5100 Microphone
  • Choir Mic
    • Mount mics on tall boom stands in front of your choir. This works best with a stage riser. Use 3 or 4 AE5100 for a choir of 12 to 24 members. See more about miking a choir here.
  • Acoustic Guitar Mic
    • Mount 1 AE5100 on a boom stand, position at the 12th fret, and aim back toward the sound hole. You may need an equalizer to remove low mid frequencies to taste and watch gain if using live.
  • Drum Overhead Mics
    • Mount 2 AE5100 mics on boom stands in front of the drum set. Aim down toward the left and right front of the kit. Try to get as high above the kit as possible to even out the different distances of the cymbals, toms, and snare that will end up in the overheads. Remember, overhead mics are the most critical in the mix if used correctly.
  • Ambiance Mics
Resources for Audio-Technica AE5100 applications: Audio Compressor Solutions, Stereo Microphone Techniques

Specifications for the Audio-Technica AE-5100 Microphone

{ "ELEMENT" : "Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser", "POLAR PATTERN" : "Cardioid", "FREQUENCY RESPONSE" : "20-20,000 Hz", "LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF" : "80 Hz, 12 dB/octave", "OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY" : "-36 dB (15.8 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa", "IMPEDANCE" : "150 ohms", "MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL" : [ "148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; ", "158 dB SPL with 10 dB pad (nominal)" ], "NOISE" : "11 dB SPL", "DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)" : "137 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL", "SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO" : "83 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa", "PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS" : "11-52V DC, 3.2 mA typical", "SWITCHES" : [ "High-pass filter; ", "10 dB pad (nominal)" ], "WEIGHT" : "5.0 oz (143 g)", "DIMENSIONS" : [ "5.85" (148.5 mm) long,", "1.02" (26.0 mm) maximum diameter" ], "OUTPUT CONNECTOR" : "Integral 3-pin XLRM-type", "ACCESSORIES FURNISHED" : "AT8471 isolation clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8136 windscreen; soft protective pouch", "AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE" : "S4" }

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