Audio-Technica AE5400

Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic with 80Hz HPF and 10dB Pad Switches- Includes Stand Clamp.
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Audio-Technica AE5400
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Audio Tecnica's Most Advanced Performance Mic!

Audio-Technica's Artist Elite Series are untouchable in their category. These handheld vocal mics were designed to deliver uncompromising performance in a wide variety of live applications, from concert stages to broadcast to houses of worship. A lot of research went into creating the AE Series, and the results are stunning. Each mic features superior anti-shock engineering for the minimum of handling noise and an overall durability and rugged construction that make them the high-performance mics for the rigors of touring.

The AE5400 is the flagship mic in the Artist Elite Series, a cardioid capacitor microphone that provides excellent natural vocals, with off-axis response that is linear and uniform across the entire frequency range of the mic. It includes a built-in integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad.

Audio Technica AE5400 Features
  • Pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user
  • Large-diaphragm element and true condenser design
  • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise and quiet performance
  • Excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity
  • Robust design for enduring dependability on the road
  • Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad

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Additional Media

AE5400 Spec Sheet
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 147dB (157dB w/Pad)
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 80dB
Self Noise 14dB
Low Cut Filter 80Hz (-12dB/octave)
Pads -10dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.73 lbs.
Included Accessories Stand Mount, Microphone Pouch
Manufacturer Part Number AE5400

Customer Reviews

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One of the best stage condenser mics I have ever used!

I have owned and used this microphone for stage use for a couple of years now and, in my opinion, this is clearly one of the best sounding stage condenser mic I have ever used (tenor vocals). When I first used it with our band's PA, I was quite surprised at the sound and the ability to "nuance" a bit more with my vocals (nice clarity and presence). Plenty of gain and no issues with wind noise, plosives, handling noise, or feedback. So far, I haven't needed to use a windscreen with this mic. To my ear, it seems to have a little bit of vocal "coloring" compared to some of my other mics, but it works very well for my vocal range. I own a Neumann KMS105 and, although they are both absolutely wonderful mics, my personal preference (for stage use) has been the AE5400.


This microphone has an amazing sound. Very crisp and clear. Great for female vocals.
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