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Audio-Technica AT8024 Mono/Stereo Camera Mount Microphone

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AUD AT8024

Product Details

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
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- 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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We ship on business days (Saturday, Sunday, and holidays are not business days). Packages ship from Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, or Ohio -- we cannot guarantee that any product will ship from a specific warehouse. Expedited Shipping (1-Day Air and 2-Day Air) is the only way to guarantee that you will receive an item within a certain time frame. Delivery estimates for expedited shipping options are listed on the product page for the item in question. All expedited shipments are delivered Monday-Friday.

Ground Shipping typically takes 1-4 business days from the date of shipment (for orders within the 48 contiguous United States). Residential ground and Free 2-Day shipments are delivered Tuesday-Saturday. Commercial ground and Free 2-Day shipments are delivered Monday-Friday. Make sure to select the proper address type for your address in checkout, as delays may occur if your selection is incorrect.

For APO/FPO customers, all orders ship via USPS. Expedited shipping is not available. Tracking for these orders is not available.

For customers shipping to a PO Box, the order may need to be shipped via USPS. For this reason, expected delivery dates cannot be guaranteed.

Do you ship to my location?

For most products shipping to the continental United States, customers may choose Ground, 2-Day Air, or 1-Day Air delivery. We also ship to Alaska and Hawaii; however, due to carrier restrictions, we cannot ground-ship to those states.

In addition, we ships to the following destinations, though some restrictions apply:

  • Canada
  • Puerto Rico
  • APO/FPO
  • U.S. Territories

See instructions below for how to search the site by our eligible shipping destinations.

Note: We cannot change a shipping address on an order after it has shipped. If an order is returned because it couldn't be received at the listed shipping address, we will accept the return but will not refund the shipping charges.

Canada

We ship a lot of our most popular gear to Canada! To determine if item(s) ship to Canada, add the item(s) to your cart and enter your shipping postal code. Items that ship to Canada are sent via International Air, and delivery is typically 2-5 business days from the date of shipment.

Canadian orders are charged in U.S. dollars. Actual charges are dependent on your bank's conversion rate. Your bank may assess additional fees for international orders.

Although items shipped to Canada receive their full factory warranty, they must be returned to a United States service center for repairs. We're not responsible for any shipping or customs fees incurred in such a case.

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APO/FPO

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U.S. Territories

We ship eligible products to American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Virgin Islands. Eligible items typically arrive 2-7 business days from the date of shipment.

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Please be aware of customs fees such as taxes and duties, which are not included in our shipping charges. Customs fees vary from location to location. Please check with your local customs office for more information on the fees in your area. If you refuse to pay these fees, your order will not be delivered. We cannot refund shipping charges if an item is returned due to refusal to pay fees, and a restocking fee may be applied to cover the cost of return shipping. Customs fees are non-refundable.

Which items ship immediately?

Most orders ship the same business day your order is placed when you place a valid order before the shipping deadline.

Immediate shipment is available Monday-Friday. A valid order placed before 5 p.m. EST will ship the same day when using Ground or Free 2-Day shipping. Ground and Free 2-Day shipping orders placed after 5 p.m. EST will ship the next business day. Many orders using an expedited shipping method (2 Day Air or Next Day Air), and placed before 10 p.m. EST, will ship the same day.

Shipment and availability information updates from our warehouse to our website almost in real time. We are highly confident of the status of each item when you view a page. However, we do not reserve inventory being viewed or even placed in shopping carts, so we cannot guarantee an item's availability until you have placed your order. In particular, if you have been in the checkout area for more than about 10 minutes, we do recommend that you refresh the page to get the most current inventory prior to checking out.

What is a valid order?

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Does immediate shipment mean immediate delivery?

Once an order is shipped, our carriers (Federal Express and UPS) typically guarantee a service time for when the order will be delivered to you. Our carriers have a very good record of delivering at their promised service time. We will ship immediately, and on all items, we will refund expedited shipping charges if the carrier's service levels for your chosen shipping method are not met.

If a product is in stock, is there any reason it will not ship immediately?

Exceptions are very unusual, but here are some examples of reasons that might prevent us from shipping immediately:

  • Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose power or telecom connectivity.
  • Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose capability due to adverse weather (blizzard), safety threat, or other factors.

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