Hand crafted in Japan the AT5045 is a ‘pencil-type’ large-diaphragm, electret, side-address, condenser instrument microphone with a cardioid polar pattern that captures audio with profound realism and depth. Its characteristics include fast transient response, low noise, the ability to handle high sound pressure levels (149 dB SPL40), and one of the widest dynamic range specs available (141 dB). These specs make the AT5045 an ideal instrument microphone, perfect for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings and other acoustic instruments in professional studio applications. AT5045 including AT8481 clamp and AT8482 shock mount, wind shield and hard carry case will retail for $1,999. A matched pair of AT5045P along with shock mounts, windshields and a hard carry case will retail for $3,499.