Audio Technica launches a microphone for less than 100 $

Inspired by the famous BP40 but much more affordable, the AT2040 is designed for broadcasters and podcasters.

If you want a quality microphone for your web radio or podcasts but don’t have 400 $ to invest in a Shure SM7B or an Audio Technica BP40, the AT2040 from Audio Technica might be for you.

This hypercardioid microphone is inspired by the BP40 and should offer a quality sound worthy of this prestigious brand. Designed out of metal to be very robust, the AT2040 should provide a quality sound worthy of this Japanese brand that has specialized in quality audio for nearly 60 years.

The hypercadioid capsule captures your voice while avoiding sounds that are not in line. To avoid the parasitic noises which would come for example from a foot, the microphone is placed on an integrated anti-shock suspension. Finally, a windscreen is provided.

AT2040 Technical Sheet

Hypercardioid characteristics

Frequency response: 80 – 16 000 Hz

Sensitivity: -53 dB (2.2 mV) (0 dB = 1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)

Dimensions: 145.3 x 52 mm

Weight: 615 g

Price: 99 $