— Audio-Technica’s renowned 30 Series adds a
affordable tube microphone utilizing 48V phantom power —
115th AES CONVENTION, NEW YORK, NY, October 10, 2003
— Leading microphone manufacturer Audio-Technica U.S.,
Inc. is showing a unique addition to its acclaimed 30 Series,
the AT3060 Phantom-powered Tube Microphone. The AT3060 represents
groundbreaking developments in tube microphone technology,
as Audio-Technica once again breaks the price-for-performance
barrier. A distinguishing feature of the AT3060 is that
it operates on standard 48V phantom power; as a result,
it does not require a separate power supply and cable, making
it as easy to set up and use as a standard condenser microphone.
Audio-Technica has made this possible at an extremely affordable
price point, which allows a wide range of users to experience
the AT3060’s sonic excellence and warm classic tones.
The AT3060 features an all-new, large-diameter
diaphragm cardioid condenser element, delivering high sensitivity
and smooth sound with low overall noise levels, while a
precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element
baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimizes
sensitivity. The tube used in each AT3060 is hand selected
and aged to maintain peak performance, and the tube itself
is shock-mounted to dampen mechanically induced vibration.
Electronically, the AT3060 includes a large
coupling transformer to provide superior linearity at low
frequencies, while precision valve design delivers the traditional
warmth of the classic tube microphones. With its rich bottom
end, mid-range presence, and smooth top end, the AT3060
is perfect for studio production, recording, and project
studio applications. A silver satin finish ensures the microphone
looks as beautiful as it sounds.
The AT3060 Phantom-powered Tube Microphone
includes the AT8458 shock mount to provide superior isolation,
and a protective pouch. This unique microphone has been
created using state-of-the-art design and manufacturing
techniques to ensure compliance with A-T’s stringent
consistency and reliability standards.
The AT3060 is currently available with an
MSRP of $599.00.
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Celebrating over 40 years of audio excellence
worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer
technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones,
wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics
for the audio industry.
—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica
Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce
Drive, Stow, OH 44224.
Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com
—For further information regarding product availability
and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Turner, marketing,
Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England.
Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836