Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The AT2020 is an affordable microphone offering versatile features. The AT2020 is ideal for all types of content creators, from musicians and podcasters to streamers. This side-address condenser microphone offers critically acclaimed sound and handles high SPLs effortlessly. With a cardioid polar pattern, this quality mic delivers unmatched sound and reliable performance without any unwanted background noise. The AT2020 condenser microphone is the perfect solution for any home recording studio at an affordable price.
What is a Cardioid Condenser?
A Condenser microphone such as the AT2020 contains a delicate diaphragm that captures the vibrations of the sounds you’re wanting to record. This diaphragm is so delicate that it requires powering through the XLR cable*, ensuring every aspect of your instrument or voice is captured in crisp detail.
Audio-Technica cardioid microphones have heart — figuratively and literally — thanks to the shape of the sound capture area. Cardioid microphones capture what’s in front of them in a rough heart shape, from the pinnacle of sound capture at the front of the microphone to the graduated capture off to the sides. This cardioid pattern improves isolation of any desired sound source for rich and accurate recording.
Japanese Engineering with Creators in Mind
Developed from over half a century of Japanese audio engineering, the AT2020 has been created to bring professional-level audio capturing to anyone wanting to explore the world of sound recording. Whether it’s voice-overs, podcasting, singing vocals or live instrument recording, the A2020 is the critically acclaimed and iconic cardioid condenser designed around you — and your budget.
Part of the Family
The AT2020 has a sibling with the AT2020-USB, which provides out of the box PC/Mac plug and play audio recording — providing you have 48V of phantom power, this may be a great option if you’re wanting to record directly to digital. While the AT2020 does not have USB, it features an XLR connector, making it the perfect match for most audio and sound pickup devices compatible with this type of adaptor.
The AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone is also part of the 20 series family of microphones. These microphones have all been designed to bring professional sound recording to creators, professionals and home-users alike.
What do the Professionals Think?
Don’t just take our word for it. Find out why industry audio-professionals enjoy Audio-Technica AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone:
“Overall, this is a great sounding microphone and the build quality is really impressive.” – Bandrew Scott, Podcastage
“I particularly liked the well-balanced sound this microphone produced, both on voice and on acoustic guitar” – Paul White, Sound on Sound
“The Audio-Technica 2020 is quite simply one of the best microphones you can buy at its level and price.” – Joseph L. Hollen, Old Time Music
- 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
- AT2020 (black model) Accessories Included: Stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
|Element||Fixed-charge back-plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|Frequency Response||20-20,000 Hz|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||-37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.|
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