Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone

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Product Code: 7105
Audio Technica AT2020
$169.00
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Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica's stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response.

Audio Technica AT2020 Details
Audio-Technicaâ?s stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease.

Audio Technica AT2020 Features

  • The price/performance standard in side-address studio condenser microphone technology
  • Ideal for project/home-studio applications
  • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
  • Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely for easy and precise placement of the microphone
Audio Technica AT2020 Specifications

  • ELEMENT: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
  • POLAR PATTERN: Cardioid
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20-20,000 Hz
  • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY: â"37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • IMPEDANCE:100 ohms
  • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL: 144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • NOISE: 20 dB SPL
  • DYNAMIC RANGE (typical): 124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO: 74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
  • WEIGHT: 12.1 oz (345 g)
  • DIMENSIONS: 6.38" (162.0 mm) long,
  • 2.05" (52.0 mm) maximum body diameter
  • OUTPUT CONNECTOR: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • ACCESSORIES FURNISHED: Stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
  • AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE: R7

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  • 2
    Will want to upgrade quickly

    Posted by Sean Carpenter on Oct 18th 2018

    Bought this mic like many others as a 'starter', intending to use it on male vocals and viola. The vocals are over-bright and sibilant, the viola came out sounding 'honky'. Used elsewhere as a room mic, but for now it just sits in a drawer. I've since purchased a ribbon mic for the viola and a decent condenser for vocals, and am much happier.

  • 3
    Good Starter Mic

    Posted by Chad Nedohin on Sep 15th 2012

    This was the first mic I ever owned. It was a Christmas gift from my mom. I've used this mic for a couple demo albums, as well as a few side projects (commercials, etc...). Overall, I would say that this is a good all around work horse. It does well on acoustic guitars, and other acoustic instruments. I find it a little thin overall, so I don't recommend it for pro quality vocals, but for someone starting out, this mic will get you started on the right foot.

  • 5
    Great at any cost

    Posted by V Babu on Nov 18th 2010

    Can't believe how long I've had this mic. It should be a staple in every bedroom musician's studio, i mean bedroom.

  • 4
    AT 2020 Beginner's Delight

    Posted by Nate on Jun 23rd 2010

    I bought the AT2020 as my first condenser microphone for my modest home studio. After about a year of use I've discovered (having had the opportunity to compare it to many others now) that it truly is a low budget piece of gear that delivers beyond expectation. Initially I was using it to mic my guitar and vocals, a task which it performs admirably for such a price. And more recently I've discovered that it also performs just as well as an all purpose mic for many of the hand percussion instruments I play (bongos, tambourine, shaker etc.). For any beginner in a home studio (or even for people who are looking for cheap mics to serve as workhorses) the AT2020 delivers, and more.