Recording and Studio
Visitors to the winter NAMM 2003 and Musikmesse Frankfurt already got a sneak preview of the AT3060 tube microphone and Audio-Technica once again breaking the price-for-performance barrier.
A distinguishing feature of the AT3060 is that it operates on standard 48V phantom power; meaning that it doesn't require a separate power supply and cable, which makes it as easy to set up and use as a standard condenser microphone.
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. The valve 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. 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 isolation and a protective pouch.