Audio-Technica unveils ATS99 microphone

Audio-Technica has announced the launch of its new ATS99 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone, designed to provide exemplary performance for vocalists on stage. The new microphone is engineered for responsiveness and fast transient delivery, with particularly enhanced capture of low- to mid-range sounds at high volume, allowing singers to perform confidently across a broad frequency range.

A combination of the ATS99’s high powered magnet and step-up transformer with a hypercardioid capsule ensures that its sonic performance is complemented by both rejection of unwanted sound and feedback resistance, even in challenging live performance situations.

The microphone’s internal shock mount structure also makes a significant contribution to reducing handling noise while the robust machined aluminium body is designed for light weight and easy-to-hold grip.

The ATS99 has a recommended retail price of £280 / €319 inc VAT and ships with an AT8470 stand clamp, 5/8” to 3/8” threaded adaptor and pouch.

ATS99 Technical Specifications

  • Element: Dynamic
  • Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 60- 16 000 Hz
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -52db (0db=1 v/Pa, 1kHz)
  • Impedance: 600 ohms
  • Weight: 262g
  • Dimensions (mm): 181.5(l), 50 max body diameter
  • Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLR-M type

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