Audio-Technica has released the BP40 Large-Diaphragm Broadcast Microphone, a dynamic vocal microphone for broadcast applications. The mic’s hypercardioid polar pattern provides isolation of the desired sound source, and maximum off-axis rejection when working in close production environments. Its optimized capsule placement helps maintain solid vocal response, while the multistage windscreen provides internal pop filtering. It also includes a switchable 100 Hz high-pass filter to provide even more pop protection.
The BP40’s large diaphragm features patented floating-edge construction that maximizes diaphragm surface area and optimizes overall diaphragm performance, while the humbucking voice coil prevents electromagnetic interference. The mic’s design, inspired by the visual representation of a waveform, features rugged, all-metal construction for dependable use for a variety of applications including radio, overdubs, post-production and podcasting.
» Element: Dynamic
» Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
» Frequency response: 50-16,000 Hz
» Low frequency roll-off: 100 Hz, 6 dB/octave
» Open circuit sensitivity: –48 dB (3.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
» Impedance: 450 ohms
» Switch: Flat, roll-off
» Weight: 632 g (22.3 oz.)
» Dimensions: 164.0 mm (6.45″) long, 56.0 mm (2.20″) diameter
» Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
» Accessories furnished: AT8483 mounting clamp for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
The optional AT8484 shock mount is available separately for additional protection from noise, shock and vibration.
Audio-Technica’s BP40 is available now for about $349.00. The optional AT8484 shock mount is also available for a substantial $99.00.