To celebrate Audio-Technicas 50th Anniversary, A-T has introduced a special limited edition AE5400/LE Anniversary Microphone in a silver-colored metallic finish with blue accents. A unique serial number is etched on the surface of each AE5400/LE. The limited edition offering comes with a beautifully crafted wooden carrying case. The ultimate vocal performance instrument, the Artist Elite AE5400/LE cardioid condenser delivers pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user. With its superb sonic design, this true condenser features superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise and quiet performance. Featuring the same element as the classic AT4050 studio mic, its large-diaphragm capsule assures an accurate, natural response. It handles high SPL's and offers protection against plosives/sibilance without compromising high-frequency performance and clarity.