NAMM: Cardoid Condenser Mic For Home Studios

Affordable side-address styleee      20/01/05
NAMM: Cardoid Condenser Mic For Home Studios
The AT2020 pictured at an Indian restaurant

Press Release from Audio-Technica Audio-Technica, a longstanding leader in transducer technology, is displaying the AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Featuring an all-new proprietary design, with the proven reliability of A-T’s modern engineering and manufacturing expertise, the AT2020 is a rugged side-address condenser microphone that represents an exceptional value while offering the performance advantages of a high-quality studio microphone. Ideal for project/home studio applications, the AT2020 features a custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm, providing extended frequency response plus the ability to handle extremely high SPLs. Designed to provide versatility in the most demanding recording applications, the AT2020 has a fixed cardioid polar pattern to allow isolation of the desired sound source. The mic features excellent performance specifications, including a flat, extended frequency response (20 – 20,000 Hz), high SPL handling capability (144 dB), and a wide dynamic range (124 dB). Every aspect of the AT2020 has been tailored for a very smooth, natural sound while ensuring maximum accuracy, making it a perfect complement for today’s digital recording equipment. The AT2020 comes standard with a pivoting, threaded stand mount, which attaches securely for easy and precise placement. The microphone requires 48V phantom power that may be provided by a mixer/console or a separate, in-line source such as the Audio-Technica AT8801 single-channel and CP8506 four-channel phantom power supplies. Output from the AT2020 is via a low-impedance, 3-pin XLRM-type connector. In addition, the AT2020 measures 6.38" long, has a maximum body diameter of 2.05", weighs 12.1 oz., and comes with a soft protective carrying pouch. “The AT2020 represents Audio-Technica’s unique ability to design and manufacture an extremely high-quality studio condenser microphone with great performance specifications at a cost-effective price point,” stated Michael Edwards, Audio-Technica Product Manager. “We created this groundbreaking product with ambitions to appeal to a wide audience as well as address a variety of applications. As the result of these efforts, the AT2020 is an incredibly affordable mic that features A-T’s legendary premium sound, reliability and consistency.” The AT2020 is currently available with an MSRP of $169.00.

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