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    Audio-Technica AT8024 Mono/Stereo Camera Mount Microphone

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    SKU: AUD AT8024


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    You get top-brand gear, new from the factory, from an authorized US dealer. Our products are shipped from the vendor to our warehouse, and then from the warehouse to you. There is no detour through a retail store, where the boxes are opened, the products put on display, and then sold as leftovers. When you shop online, make sure you are comparing new gear from authorized US dealers. 

    Special Opportunities: When It's Not New, We Tell You

    We occasionally have opportunities to buy B-stock merchandise to offer at special discounts. We also sometimes get returns in less than perfect condition. Sometimes we will offer these products to you - but we always identify it clearly as such using the classifications below. So unless it says otherwise, it's new from the factory.

    Important Guarantee: Your 100% Satisfaction

    Regardless of the condition described on our site, what you should remember is that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it (though exceptions apply for some products). Of course, if you know you will only be happy if a product is 100% cosmetically perfect, then you shouldn't order B-Stock or Blemished merchandise - it's just not a good gamble. And if you will only be happy if a product has never been touched by another human, well then the Resealed products aren't a good choice for you. But if you are looking for even more impressive values than our already-low prices, then these options will be very attractive when available.

    These are our best descriptions of the quality and condition of this merchandise. Because of the highly efficient, automated nature of our warehouse, and the high volume of products we stock and ship, there is no way for us to provide any additional detail on the condition of any individual item. Just remember our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    Warehouse Resealed

    A warehouse resealed product is usually a customer return. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals* and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Blemished

    This is typically a customer return with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as superficial scratches or scuffs on the finish. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It may be less attractive than Warehouse Resealed inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Scratch and Dent

    This is typically a customer return that shows general wear and tear, along with dents and scratches. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly, but will show signs of use. It may be less attractive than Blemished inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Factory Resealed

    A factory resealed product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    B-Stock

    A B-stock product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products may be cosmetically blemished, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 


    *Warranty coverage for non-new gear varies by manufacturer. To see if the non-new product you’re interested in has warranty coverage, click the "What is Blemished/Warehouse Resealed/etc." text link near the price on the product page.



    Product Description


    The Audio-Technica AT8024 is a fixed-charge condenser microphone designed for use with DSLR and other video cameras. The microphone offers the flexibility of mono and mid-side stereo modes for high-resolution audio in any environment.The microphone is powered by a single 1.5V AA battery, included. The AA battery provides optimal performance with high max SPL. A red/green LED power indicator, located on the top of the unit, illuminates green when the microphone is sufficiently powered and red when battery power is low.The AT8024 is equipped with a three-position input pad that allows for attenuation adjustment. The microphone also features an 80 Hz high-pass filter switch that permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off to reduce the pickup of undesired ambient noise, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations.The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing and includes an integral shoe mount that fits most camera shoes. Two rubber shock mounts isolate the microphone from vibration and mechanical camera noise. The microphone includes a permanently attached cable with a 3.5 mm (1/8") L-type stereo plug output. A clip on the shoe mount holds the cable, relieving tension and preventing vibration noise.A windscreen and fuzzy windscreen are also included.

    Operation & Maintenance

    The mode switch located on the top of the unit allows user to select between mono and internally matrixed mid-side stereo modes.Mono Operation: In Mono mode, the microphone uses its line-cardioid element exclusively to provide excellent off-axis rejection. This is ideal for recording interviews, dialogues or sound sources that might otherwise be drowned out in noisy environments.Mid-Side Stereo Operation: In Stereo mode, the microphone provides internally matrixed mid-side stereo, delivering wide, life-like stereo sound. Locating the AT8024 nearer the sound source will enhance the apparent width of the stereo image, while decreasing room ambience. Moving the microphone away from the sound source will narrow the stereo image and provide more "room sound." The Stereo mode is well-suited for sporting events and other active situations where sonic realism is desired.The integral shoe mount slides into the shoe of most cameras. Tighten the nut on the shoe mount to hold the microphone securely in place. The shoe mount is also equipped with a strain-relief clip for the cable. Insert the cable into the clip to reduce wear on the cable and eliminate noise from cable vibration.To install the battery, press the PUSH button located on the side of the unit. This will eject the battery compartment. Insert a 1.5V AA battery according to the polarity markings in the compartment, then press the compartment back into the body of the unit so that it clicks closed. When the mode switch is moved from the Off position to Mono or Stereo, the LED power indicator will illuminate green, showing that the microphone has power. Replace or recharge the battery when the LED illuminates red.The attenuation can be adjusted by using the three-position input pad switch (-20 dB, -10 dB, 0 dB) located on the top of the unit. Adjust according to the volume of the sound source: -20 dB for the loudest sounds, 0 dB for the softest. The 80 Hz high-pass filter switch is located alongside the input pad switch. To engage the high-pass filter, slide the switch toward the "bent" line.Since even slight or unexpected winds can adversely affect audio recordings, it is best to use the microphone with the supplied windscreen or, when recording in especially windy environments, the supplied fuzzy windscreen.Avoid leaving the microphone in the open sun or in areas where temperatures exceed 110* F (43* C) for extended periods. Extremely high humidity should also be avoided.

    Features:

    - Designed for use with DSLR and other video cameras, delivering dramatically better sound quality than the camera's internal microphone
    - Selectable line-cardioid mono or mid-side stereo modes provide the flexibility to capture high-resolution audio in any environment
    - Three-position adjustable input pad and switchable low-frequency roll-off
    - Integral rubber shock mounts isolate the microphone from vibration and mechanical camera noise
    - Compact, lightweight design with integral shoe mount

    Specifications


    - Elements: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    - Polar patterns: Line-cardioid, LR stereo
    - Frequency response: 40-15,000 Hz
    - Low frequency roll-off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    - Open circuit sensitivity:37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa (Mono & LR Stereo)
    - Impedance: 50 ohms
    - Maximum input sound level: 128 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 148 dB / SPL, with 20 dB pad (Mono & LR Stereo)
    - Dynamic range (typical): Mono: 106 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL; Stereo: 104 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    - Signal-to-noise ratio 1: Mono: 72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa; Stereo: 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    - Battery (included): Type: One 1.5V AA; Life: 100 hours typical
    - Switches: Mono, M-S Stereo; Three-position input pad; Flat, roll-off
    - Weight: 114 g (4.0 oz)
    - Dimensions: (L x D) 172.0 x 24.0mm (6.77 x 0.94")
    - Output connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug on cable
    - Cable: Permanently attached 0.2 m -1 m (7.8"- 39.3") coiled cable with right-angle molded 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug at output end
    - Accessories: Windscreen; Fuzzy windscreen; AA battery

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