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Audio-Technica AT2020

Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone

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Great home studio performance

If you're setting up a home studio on a budget, good news. With the Audio-Technica AT2020 you don't have to compromise on performance. This rugged side-address condenser microphone features a low-mass diaphragm that's custom-engineered for optimal frequency response and transient response. That means you'll be able to capture vocals and instruments with clarity and precision.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for home studio recording
    • side-address condenser microphone
    • cardioid pattern for noise and feedback rejection
    • low-mass diaphragm for extended frequency response
    • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: -37 dBV/Pa
    • impedance: 100 ohms
    • requires 48-volt phantom power on your mixer or audio interface
    • 2-1/16" diameter x 6-3/8" length
    • weight: 12.1 oz
    • male XLR connector
    Included Accessories:
    • stand adapter
    • storage bag
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • Cardioid condenser side-address microphone (black)
    • Stand Mount (5/8"-27)
    • Thread adapter (5/8"-27 -to- 3/8"-16)
    • Zippered storage pouch
    • Specifications sheet
    • Purchase Registration card
    • Disposal statement

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    Features and Specs

    Application For live & studio use
    Type Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Phantom Power 48V
    Connector XLR
    Frequency response 20-20k
    Sensitivity -37dB
    Max SPL 144dB
    Diameter 2.047
    Length 6.375
    Weight 12.1 oz.
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

    Product Research


    Overview: The Audio-Technica AT2020 is a side-address, condenser microphone that is designed for vocal or instrument use in project or studio applications. It has a cardioid polar pattern to reduce pickup of sounds from the side and rear. The AT2020 comes with an adjustable stand adapter, a thread adapter, and a zippered storage pouch.

    Side-Address: The AT2020 is designed to be mounted upright, with the front of the microphone placed directly in front of the sound source. The front of the microphone has the Audio-Technica logo, while the back is labeled "Back."

    Stand Adapter: The supplied pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely, allowing you to easily position the microphone for best performance. The mount has a 5/8"-27 thread, plus a thread adapter for 3/8"-16 microphone stands.

    Phantom Power: This condenser microphone requires 48V DC phantom power in order to operate. This can be provided by most mixers or audio consoles, or by a separate phantom power supply.


    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -37dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    • Impedance: 100 ohms
    • Maximum Input Sound Level: 144dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% THD
    • Noise: 20dB SPL
    • Dynamic Range: 124dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
    • Signal-to-noise Ratio: 74dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    • Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
    • Dimensions: Diameter: 2.047", Length: 6.375"
    • Weight: 12.1 ounces

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    cheapest price on internet for new or used product with free shipping [ bryan  Nov 08, 2018 ]
    Highly recommended in web reviews for my purposes which is to undertake vocal recordings at my home. [ Philip  May 26, 2017 ]
    for my daughter at school [ DAVID  Nov 06, 2016 ]

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