How it’s Made: Audio-Technica AT5047 Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT5047 is the company’s latest condenser microphone. In efforts to promote the 50 Series product, they’ve released a video on how it’s made.

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Not too long ago, Audio-Technica introduced its Audio-Technica AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone to its 50 Series products.

Upon its release, Audio-Technica also unveiled “The Making of the AT5047 Studio Microphone” companion video to help promote the product.

The video provides Audio-Technica users with a behind-the-scenes look at how the AT5047 microphone is made. It includes footage of the manufacturing process, as well as impressionistic and meditative scenes that highlight the microphone’s capabilities.

Further supporting the launch of the AT5047, Audio-Technica has also conducted live demonstrations to showcase its new condenser microphone.

The company notes that recent demonstrations at Westlake Pro in North Hollywood, California, Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath, U.K., and the New York Audio Engineering Society (AES) put the product in front of many audio professionals.

Audio-Technica AT5047 Condenser Microphone Specs

The company says the AT5047 provides users with a wide dynamic range and features a transformer-coupled output that helps the microphone maintain a constant load output impedance when capturing high sound pressure levels (SPLs).

The microphone, headphone and turntable cartridge manufacturer also says that, like its other 50 Series microphone products, the Audio-Technica AT5047 employs four diaphragms within a single capsule to deliver the benefits of a large-diaphragm, including a low-noise floor, without adding weight or negatively affecting transient capabilities.

Other features the AT5047 offers includes an internal shock-mount design that decouples the capsule from the microphone body, as well as Audio-Technica’s AT8480 shock mount, which the company first introduced with its AT5040 microphone.

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The AT5047 Condenser Microphone provides a Cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz.

Other specifications of this 50 Series mic include:

  • The AT5047’s maximum input sound level rating is 148dB SPL
  • The microphone’s rated noise level is 6dB SPL
  • The typical dynamic range of the 5047 microphone is 142dB at 1kHz Max SPL
  • The AT5047’s rated signal-to-noise ratio is 88dB
  • Phantom power requirement is 48V DC, 2.7 mA typical