Audio-Technica's renowned 30 Series includes a simple-to-use, affordable tube microphone utilizing 48V phantom power.
Posted on Mar 29, 2006 07:49 am
Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. offers a unique model in its acclaimed 30 Series, the AT3060 Phantom-powered Tube Microphone. The AT3060 is now available with an estimated street price of $399 U.S. ($499 U.S. MSRP) the lowest price ever for vintage A-T tube sound.
Audio-Technicas 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 AT3060s sonic excellence and warm classic tones.
The AT3060 features a 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-Ts stringent consistency and reliability standards.
The AT3060 is currently available with an estimated street price of $399 U.S. ($499 U.S. MSRP).