Audio-Technica AT2020 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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AT2020 | Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Audio-Technica's AT2020 large-diaphragm condenser microphone is an innovative and affordable studio mic ideal for home recording and live performance. Featuring a custom-engineered 16mm diaphragm and extended 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response optimized for high-resolution digital recording equipment, its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. Ruggedly built yet affordably priced, the AT2020 is perfect for musicians and engineers on a budget looking to capture professional-level recordings.
Large-Diaphragm Condenser Design Provides Pristine Audio
With a large 16mm diaphragm, the AT2020 excels at capturing subtle audio details with clarity and accuracy. Its condenser design requires 48V phantom power to provide the voltage necessary for the diaphragm—allowing it to vibrate freely and translate even the most delicate sounds into an electronic signal with stunning fidelity. The result is a open, natural tone ideal for vocals, acoustic instruments, drum overheads and more.
Tailored Frequency Response for Digital Recording
The AT2020's flat, extended frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz is optimized for high-resolution digital recording equipment, providing a balanced tonal profile perfect for a variety of applications. Its smooth high end captures the harmonic details and "airiness" of vocals and acoustic instruments, while the solid lows provide a firm foundation for a mix. With a sensitivity of -37dB, the AT2020's output level pairs perfectly with most audio interfaces and preamps.
Cardioid Pattern Improves Isolation
The AT2020's cardioid polar pattern is highly directional, focused on sounds directly in front of the mic capsule while reducing pickup from the sides and rear. This helps to improve isolation of the desired sound source, minimizing unwanted background noise and ambience. Place the mic directly in front of the sound source for the most accurate capture.
Rugged Build and Included Accessories
Despite its affordable price, the AT2020 is built to withstand the rigors of studio and stage use. Its solid metal chassis provides durability, while the included shockmount helps prevent unwanted vibrations and handling noise from reaching the mic capsule. A protective pouch is also included, providing basic storage and transport for the mic. For maximum versatility at a minimum cost, the AT2020 delivers professional quality suited for a lifetime of recording and performance.
- Cardioid pattern
- Side address
- 16 mm low-mass diaphragm
- 20Hz–20kHz frequency response
- 144dB SPL handling
- Rugged body
- Pivoting, threaded stand mount
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- Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 20–20,000Hz
- Open circuit sensitivity: –37dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Impedance: 100 ohms
- Maximum input sound level: 144dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% THD
- Noise: 20dB SPL
- Dynamic range (typical): 124dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
- Signal-to-noise ratio: 74dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
- Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
- Weight: 12.1 oz.
- Dimensions: 6-1/3" long, 2" diameter
- Output connector: 3-pin XLRM-type
- Included accessories: 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