Audio-Technica has introduced the AT2010 cardioid condenser vocal microphone which they say is designed to bring the studio-quality sound of their renowned 20 Series to the stage.
Featuring the same 16 mm low-mass diaphragm found in the AT2020 side-address studio condenser, Audio-Technica say that this rugged handheld offers the performance advantages of a high-quality studio microphone and is ideal for use in live performance where phantom power is available and wherever articulate, crystal-clear vocals are needed. Features
Extended flat frequency response (40-20,000 Hz) with superior transient response resulting in smooth, natural sonic characteristics.
Fixed cardioid polar pattern allows isolation of the desired sound source thereby reducing pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear.
Able to handle extremely high SPLs
(136 dB) and has a wide dynamic range (113 dB)
Multi-stage grille offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity.
Requires 48V phantom power that may be provided by a mixer/console or by an in-line source such as the Audio-Technica AT8801 single-channel and CP8506 four-channel phantom power supplies.
Output is via a low-impedance, 3-pin XLRM-type connector.
In addition, the AT2010 measures 7.05" long, has a maximum body diameter of 2.00", weighs 8.2 oz., and comes with the AT8470 Quiet-Flex microphone stand clamp and a soft protective carrying pouch. Pricing and Availability:
The AT2010 will be available February 2007 with a U.S. MSRP of $169.00 (estimated street price of $99.00).