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Audio Technica AE3000 Microphone

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:11 pm
by GRAHAM99
I have the opportunity to buy an Audio Technica AE3000 mic.
Has anyone had any experience of one?

Re: Audio Technica AE3000 Microphone

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:48 pm
by Hugh Robjohns

Re: Audio Technica AE3000 Microphone

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:52 pm
by GRAHAM99
Thanks for that!!!
Not been able find much info about the mics on line.

Re: Audio Technica AE3000 Microphone

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:00 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Nor me, and I've never actually seen one let alone use one!

It appears to be a pretty flat and smooth electret LDC with cardioid pattern, but it's primary strength is its very high SPL capability 149dB, or 159 with pad switched in), making it a good choice for loud guitar cabs, brass, close drum mics, etc.

Self-noise is a little high for an LDC at 11dBA, but not a problem for the intended role with loud sources, and still much less than most SDCs. Sensitivity is sensible at 7mV/Pa.

All in all, it looks like a good mic for loud things! :-)

Re: Audio Technica AE3000 Microphone

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:51 am
by GRAHAM99
I was after another mic for guitar cabs so might be tempted!!
I take it it would not need phantom power?

Re: Audio Technica AE3000 Microphone

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:18 am
by blinddrew
Specs say phantom power in the usual 12-52V range.

Re: Audio Technica AE3000 Microphone

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:21 am
by GRAHAM99
Thanks for that!!