Audio Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Product #30948 | SKU AT5040 | Audio Technica
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  • Designed for Vocals
  • Smooth High-Frequency Response
  • Excellent for all Acoustic Instruments
  • Four-Part Rectangular Element
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern


The AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone by Audio-Technica is designed as a vocal microphone and features a smooth top end with controlled sibilance. It also offers fast transient response, making it suitable for acoustic instruments, such as piano, guitar, strings, and saxophone. The microphone employs a four-part rectangular element to provide purity of sound. Each of the four parts function together and provide a surface area twice the size of a standard 2.54 cm circular diaphragm. There is an advanced internal shockmounting system, effectively decoupling the capsule from the housing for vibration-free performance. The microphone includes a shockmount for additional isolation. The AT5040 is hand assembled and inspected for quality control and is enclosed in an aluminium and brass housing for durability.


  • Musical high-fidelity performance with realism, depth, presence, and purity of sound
  • Four rectangular diaphragms function together as a large element, providing a combined surface area twice the size of a standard 2.54 cm circular diaphragm
  • Low noise and wide dynamic range suitable for studio vocals
  • Discrete components for optimised capsule performance
  • High-SPL capability and extended frequency response
  • Hand assembled and inspected for quality control
  • Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body
  • Durable aluminium and brass housing
  • Included custom AT8480 shockmount provides superior isolation
  • Hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments for protection during storage and transport


Analogue Performance
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 89 dB
Equivalent Noise Level 5 dB
Maximum SPL 142 dB SPL
THD 1%
Impedance 50 Ohms
Sensitivity 56.2 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range 137 dB
Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption 3.8 µA
Operating Voltage 48 V
Length 165.3 mm
Diameter 57.0 mm
Weight 582 g

Australian Shipping Via DHL
DHL offers a great express shipping service to Australia from New Zealand. We are proud to be able to offer express shipping to main cities on the east coast of Australia, within the same timeframe ( If not quicker ) than local Australian courier companies. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, service standards for these main centers was overnight. However these services have been impacted greatly, and as such the overnight service has been suspended. Overnight shipping will likely resume once things have returned to normal.

Qualifying main centers include:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Whilst this service is extremely efficient and will likely be delivered within 1-2 days 99.9% of the time, it cannot be guaranteed. In the case where something were to go wrong with your delivery and it doesn’t arrive within the specified time frame, in most cases it will be delivered by the next day.

While not all major cities are eligible for overnight delivery, they still benefit from this great service. Other centers throughout Australia will have a typical delivery ETA of 2-4 days. (Excluding rural delivery address where this ETA can be extended to an additional three or more days).

If you require urgent shipping and you don’t reside in one of the cities stated above, please contact us and we can find a solution that works best for you.

Please Note: Shipping via DHL is not available to PO boxes and/ or parcel boxes etc.

In The Box

  • Audio Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • AT8480 Shockmount for 5/8"-27 Threaded Stands
  • Protective Carrying Case


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  • Product: Audio Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Manufacturer: Audio Technica
  • Model: AT5040
  • SKU: AT5040
  • RM Product #: 30948
  • Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty on all Audio Technica products. 5 year limited warranty on all Audio Technica Wired Microphones.

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