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Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone  

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The versatile Audio-Technica AT2050 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser microphone that provides consistent, superior performance. The AT2020 mic offers you switchable cardioid, omnidirection... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The versatile Audio-Technica AT2050 is a multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser microphone that provides consistent, superior performance. The AT2020 mic offers you switchable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-eight polar pattern settings. The AT2050 mic's dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged to achieve optimum characteristics over years of use. Equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad, the Audio-Technica AT2050 microphone is ideal for studio and live sound use on vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.

Features

  • Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight
  • Switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad
  • Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Includes shock mount & protective pouch
Specifications
  • Element: Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional. Figure-of-Eight
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: ”42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 120 Ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: 149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
  • Noise: 17 dB SPL
  • Dynamic Range (Typical): 132 dB, 1 KHz At Max SPL
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 77 dB, 1 KHz At 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52v DC, 4.7 Ma Typical
  • Switches: Flat, Roll-Off; 10 dB Pad (Nominal)
  • Weight: 412 G (14.5 Oz)
  • Dimensions: 170.0 mm (6.69") Long, 52.0 mm (2.05") Maximum Body Diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-Pin XLRM-Type
  • Accessories Furnished: AT8458 Shock Mount For 5/8"-27 Threaded Stands; 5/8"-27 To 3/8"-16 Threaded Adapter; Soft Protective Pouch
  • Audio-Technica Case Style: R5
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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Audio-TechnicaAT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent mic, works for everything!

By Bernardo Pacini

from Chestnut Hill, MA

Comments about Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

my band uses this mic to record vocals, but we have also used it for recording drums!, bass!, and and guitar!. Our band loves this mic, and we would never be able to record without it!!! Go out and buy one, i promise you'll never regret it!!!

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very smooth mic

By Nate

from philadelphia

Comments about Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

After buying this mic, i was very impressed about the way this mic sounded in comparison with the nt1a. With the rode mics, ive experienced that rode mics had a somewhat harsh sound in the high mid/high frequencies in a matter of speaking which could ultimately make a sound source sound almost brittle. But with the the 2050, it was an immediate difference in the upper frequencies and was very smooth in my ears. This mic can make vocals clear and smooth and make horns sounds full and detailed. When i bought this mic, i wasnt looking for anything special but after i tried it, i was very glad i bought it.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Designed Multi-Pattern Condenser

By UnheardSound

from Central New York

Pros

  • Ambience
  • Vocals

Cons

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      This microphone meets the expected versatily of a multi-pattern microphone with a sound quality that can be compared to its higher cost counterpart. Polar pattern, low-cut, and pad setting on this microphone can be changed easily without using a tool, and it fits nicely on its shockmount.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Intermediate
      • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
      • Other
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Less than a month
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      5.0

      Soid mic !!

      By Westshore84

      from Victoria BC

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

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          Comments about Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

          This mic is easily one of the best mics I've ever used. I was trepidatious on what the quality would be because of the price range, but I was totally blown away. Being a metal vocalist who combines heavy and clean vocals, having a mic that can do the job for both styles is very important; and finding one that won't kill your wallet is equally as important. When I'm not recording in someone else's studio, this is my go-to for all my vox work.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Studio Musician
          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
          • Intermediate
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Over a year
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          5.0

          I will continue to buy this brand because it works good!!!

          By Votan

          from Florida

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

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              Comments about Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              This is a great product!!!

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • House of Worship
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              • Novice
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              • Over a year
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              4.0

              Great sound, sturdy design

              By Widersound

              from Auckland

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                  I use this pretty much exclusively for ways in which it was not intended to be used with most of my recordings being of musicians performing outside in locations with water hazards, awkward placements and the general exposure to the elements. Creates a beautiful, big sound that leaves me totally satisfied, including excellent instrument reproduction and glorious vocals.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Videographer
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                  • Intermediate
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                  • Over a year
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