Overview: The Audio-Technica AT2005USB is a cardioid dynamic microphone
with both USB and XLR outputs. This versatile mic can be used as a regular wired
microphone for live performances, or as a USB microphone for digitally capturing
music or voice directly to your computer. The AT2005USB is ideal for home studio recording, field
recording, podcasting, and voiceovers. It comes with a USB cable, an XLR cable,
clamp-style stand adapter, a tripod desk stand, and a zippered storage pouch.
Cardioid Pattern: The microphone's cardioid polar pattern
picks up sounds from the front only, and rejects sounds from the sides and
rear. This isolates the desired sound source from other sound sources to give
you the best possible results, and helps control feedback.
Digital/Analog Output: This USB microphone is equipped with a high
quality A/D and D/A converter with a bit depth of 16 bits and a sampling rate of
44.1/48 kHz. When the microphone is connected via the XLR cable, it can be used
as a conventional wired microphone in your sound system.
Headphone Output: The
microphone has a 3.5mm headphone output on the bottom for connecting headphones
for latency-free direct monitoring. The headphone level control only
adjusts the mic's headphone output, and not the microphone level.
Compatibility: The AT2005USB is compatible with USB 2.0 and
1.1, and the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP,
and Mac OS X.
Tripod / Stand Adapter: The AT2005USB includes a small
tripod desk stand with folding legs, and a pivoting, threaded stand mount. The
mount and adapter both have a 5/8"-27 thread.
USB Power: This microphone requires power in order to operate
It receives power (5V DC) from your computer's USB port, and through the
supplied USB cable. It does not need power when connected to the XLR cable.
- Frequency Response: 50 Hz to 15 kHz
- Element: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Headphone Output: 10mW (@ 16Ω)
- Dimensions: Diameter: 2.023", Length: 7.265"
- Weight: 9.4 ounces
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