Audio-Technica AE3000

Audio-Technica AE3000

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AE3000, Large diaphragm condenser microphone from Audio-Technica.

5 user reviews
Prices starting at $279 Average price: $279

Audio-Technica AE3000 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Audio-Technica
  • Model: AE3000
  • Category: Large diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 03/28/2004

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Audio-Technica AE3000 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
 3 reviews60 %
 2 reviews40 %
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jctroyes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Discreet but unavoidable"

Audio-Technica AE3000
Here we are in front of a very particular by its static / forms / dimensions. Low sensitivity but it is his strong point.

For me it is clearly not a microphone for lead vocals and acoustic guitar. That does not mean it is a bad pickups. But the characteristics of the microphone as predestined to use as a secondary micro and especially rhythm part.


I have a recording studio not too bad and turns in my drum recordings I always had a problem for Toms sections.
I must admit to being rather static and dynamic for toms.
I tried the Neumann but the sensitivity to some directory was too high limit, MD421 are great but are not always visually impressive super nice to place and not always homogeneous sound with some battery invoice.
In short I dreamed of a micro Tom visually unobtrusive with low sensitivity but with a static response. If we remove the Josephson e22s nothing really made me dream. And then I come across a comment from a renowned engineer who work a lot with AE3000 (without specifying the source) after looking at the features and functions I have ordered 2 to see and hear on Toms.

Once again I was left quite impressed, especially considering the price. Really it holds well the comparison. But rather than give you a positive result and not constructive notice here are the few problems identified.

- May not be suitable for the lead vocals as it is very quiet with little increase of presence. Backing vocals, and why not ...
- By experience it will be a little légé for copper section. (Not tested)
- The off-axis although not ugly, or even nice, gives a lot of the phase problem uring a multi-microphone as the battery capture. This has in particular the size of the capsule.


-The Relative neutrality allows not load a mix with secondary elements. Used to its sound it will help you work faster.
-No Fault too nervous or aggressive spectrum. The transient response is a stiff nothing (not hard) but not more than a SM81 or KSM ... and say with still some class ...
-its Lack of little thickness become an asset on secondary rhythm parts.

IF this is your first mic it will be a great buy, but for me it is a micro shade. He who does his work, which is almost unavoidable but occurs only on secondary parties.

I will obviously Board for toms with a rubber support (not live by against). Can be nice on the Folk Violin in a rather perpendicular axis (unlike usual). To an AC Flute may be too.

kiks71's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audio-Technica AE3000
Micro relatively static Polivalente


I use it for 3 years of taking guitar, vocals, percussions, and another when there is need. With its wide bandwidth, its ability to collect a lot of pressure, I find this mic really reliable. Its membrane is relatively large, it requires 48 V for static, it is ideal for many uses.
Report quality price.
I certainly do it again this choice

rkø's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audio-Technica AE3000
Micro static capacitor with low-cut and-10dB pad for sound recording and sound
Supports large sound pressure
recommended for drums / percussion / guitar amp


I use it for one month
it supports really big levels, I use it for application type sm57:
guitar amp (clear and precise), percussion (genial!), overhead and near battery.
This is a great scene micro disposable, cheap, multiple applications, robust, quality alternative to the SM57.
I took two and I do it again this choice.

U-FLYstudio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audio-Technica AE3000
Small semi large diaphragm microphone,
158dB with cash he att, a 138dB dynamic, weighing 170 grams
filter-10dB in the bass and delivered with forceps reliable!
a lot of intelligence in the design (the ratio of sensitivity, max SPL, frequency response and output impedance), the result is impeccable, a real discovery, a new reference can be !!!!!!!!!!!! !!


I tried them on sensitive sources (alto sax, classical singing ...) the result is amazing for a microphone in this price range, the sound is full and rich without any real fault, the output impedance of 100 Ohms provides a smooth but this is a kind of super 414 ULS, very straight, with a dynamic stability Surprisingly, I compare it to live a "small" TLM 170 in cardio, one may be less obvious that music and the neumann, but 10 times cheaper !!!!!
a micro fabulous, I must take a box of 10!

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