Audio-Technica AT5045 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Matched Pair

Matched Pair of Large-diaphragm Side-address Condenser Microphone, with 149dB SPL Handling
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Audio-Technica AT5045 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Matched Pair
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Large-diaphragm Condensers for Tight Spaces

With a natural, smooth sound and the convenience of a slim body, the Audio-Technica AT5045 matched pair of side-address condenser mics is primed to be a workhorse in your recording studio. The side-address design and slim size make it easy to capture beautiful stereo recordings in tight places, like the inside of a piano. Engineers at Sweetwater have long appreciated Audio-Technica's mics for their flexibility and reliable results in the studio, and the AT5045 is one of the best yet. With wide-ranging response, a wide dynamic range, and exceptional detail, the Audio-Technica AT5045 matched pair is simply an outstanding set of large-diaphragm condenser mics.

Audio-Technica AT5045 Matched Pair Large-diaphragm Condenser Mics at a Glance:
  • Outstanding dynamic range and SPL handling
  • Side-address stick design is easy to position
  • Smooth sound from the transformer-coupled output
Outstanding dynamic range and SPL handling

With an amazing 149dB of SPL handling, and a dynamic range of 141dB, the Audio-Technica AT5045 is one of their most impressive studio microphones yet. You'll capture the full punch and impact of acoustic drums, and the full aggression of roaring guitar amplifiers. You'll also find the AT5045 is outstanding for delicate acoustic instruments, capturing every nuance from the quietest to loudest passages. When you're ready to mix, you've got a well-balanced, dynamic sound that holds up well to compression and EQ.

Side-address stick design is easy to position

It's easy to position the AT5045 over the edge of your snare drum or toms without getting in the drummer's way. And it's just as easy to position the AT5045 inside a piano, over a percussion kit, or wedged between other microphones. Basically, the AT5045 fits into almost any mic application easily, keeping your setup time to a minimum.

Smooth sound from the transformer-coupled output

You'll notice the AT5045 has a natural sound while also sounding exceptionally smooth. That's thanks to the transformer-coupled design, which adds a touch of character you won't find in transformerless mics. It's subtle, capturing cymbal brilliance without harshness, airy vocals that aren't grating, and so on.

Audio-Technica AT5045 Matched Pair Large-diaphragm Condenser Mics Features:
  • Matched pair of large-diaphragm condenser mics with a slim, side-address design
  • Easy to position in tight spaces like over toms or inside pianos
  • Amazing SPL handling and ultra-low noise floor
  • Smooth sound from the transformer-coupled output
  • Internal shockmount and innovative isolation clamp for cleaner recordings
  • Ideal for acoustic drums, percussion, acoustic instruments, and vocals
  • Includes a hardshell carrying case and shockmount clip
  • Requires +48V phantom power
The Audio-Technica AT5045 matched pair serves up big sound in a conveniently compact mic set!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo Matched Pair
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 149 dB
Output Impedance 100 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 86dB
Self Noise 8dB
Color Gray
Connector XLR
Weight 0.43 lbs.
Included Accessories AT8481 Isolation Clamp for 5/8"-27 Threaded Stands, AT8165 Windscreen, Protective Carrying Case
Manufacturer Part Number AT5045P

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