Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Podcast Microphone

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Purpose-built for podcasters and content creators on a limited budget, the Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone benefits from A-T's decades of expertise in constructing trusted microphones for the studio and stage. The AT2040 features a large-diaphragm dynamic capsule in a classic end-address configuration, just like traditional broadcast-style mics used by pros. Not only does the mic deliver a warm, yet robust vocal tone, but it also picks up minimal background noise and room reflections, thanks to its hypercardioid polar pattern.

By incorporating an internal multistage pop filter, the AT2040 is able to reduce vocal plosives—popping sounds from strong consonants such as 'p' and 'b'—without relying on an external pop screen. Additionally, the integrated shockmount helps prevent noise from stand handling and other vibrations while keep the overall size down. Due to its XLR 3-pin output connector and low sensitivity, the AT2040 should be used with a mic preamp that can provide moderate to high gain. Being a dynamic mic, it requires no batteries or phantom power.

Integrated Shockmount

The mic features a specially designed, integrated shockmount that tames any noise, shock, and vibration that might be transmitted through a mic stand, boom, or mount.

Internal Pop Filter

The AT2040's multistage foam mesh windscreen includes a nonwoven filter to allow close-up use without annoying pops.

Highly Directional Pickup

The hypercardioid polar pattern provides maximum vocal isolation for professional-quality sound with minimal background noise and room reflections.

Features at a Glance

  • Dynamic microphone delivers warm, assertive broadcast sound that’s perfect for podcasting
  • Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise
  • Multistage foam mesh windscreen provides superior internal pop filtering
  • Integrated shockmount attenuates noise, shock, and vibration transmitted through mic stands, booms, and mounts
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear for maximum vocal isolation
  • XLR 3-pin male output connector
  • No batteries or phantom power required
  • Includes pivoting stand mount, 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter, and a soft protective pouch
Primary Applications Studio Recording, Broadcast, Podcast
Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources Speech/Voice Over
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Dynamic
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad None
High-Pass Filter None
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment None
Indicators None
On-Board Controls None
Windscreen Built-In
Frequency Range 80 Hz to 16 kHz 
Impedance 600 Ohms
Sensitivity -53 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone Connector None
Bus Power None
Color Black
Mounting Mic Clip (Included)
Included Case Pouch
Included Filters None
Dimensions ø: 2.05 x L: 5.72" / ø: 5.21 x L: 14.53 cm
Weight 1.4 lb / 615 g
More Information
Price $149.00
Vendor Item Number AT2040
Special Order 1
Coming Qty 0
Stock Status In Stock
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