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Audio-Technica AT2020 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Standard


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Capture studio-quality audio for an affordable price.

The Audio-Technica AT2020 large-diaphragm condenser microphone delivers professional-level audio recording capabilities for home and project studios. Its custom-engineered 16mm diaphragm provides an extended 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response to capture vocals and acoustic instruments with stunning clarity. The cardioid polar pattern focuses on the sound source in front of the mic while reducing unwanted background noise from the sides and rear. With a high 144dB SPL handling and wide dynamic range, the AT2020 can handle the volume extremes of everything from subtle vocals to screaming guitar amps with ease. Its low self-noise is perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment to provide a clean signal path.

Custom Diaphragm Delivers Extended Frequency Response
The AT2020 features a custom-engineered 16mm diaphragm that provides an extended frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz to capture the subtle nuances of any performance. The diaphragm's low mass allows it to respond quickly to transients for an accurate reproduction of the original sound source. The result is a clear, natural tone that represents vocals and acoustic instruments faithfully.

Cardioid Polar Pattern Minimizes Background Noise
With a cardioid polar pattern, the AT2020 is highly focused on sounds directly in front of the mic capsule while reducing pickup from the sides and rear. This isolation helps to minimize unwanted background noise and ambient sound in the recording environment. The cardioid pattern also provides more gain before feedback when using microphone amplification, useful for live performance or recording situations where volume levels need to be higher.

High SPL Handling and Wide Dynamic Range for Versatility
The AT2020 has a high 144dB SPL handling and wide dynamic range that allows it to capture the volume extremes of any sound source without distortion. It can handle subtle vocals and quiet acoustic instruments as easily as loud guitar amplifiers and drum kits. This versatility makes the AT2020 a Swiss Army knife for recording that can handle any audio task.

Low Self-Noise Suited for Digital Recording
With a low self-noise, the AT2020 is perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment. Its clean signal path provides a low noise floor that allows the mic to take full advantage of the extended dynamic range of digital recording formats. Subtle details in a performance can be captured without being masked by unwanted hiss or hum. The end result is professional-quality recordings with stunning clarity and realism.

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  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20–20,000Hz
  • Open circuit sensitivity: –37dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Maximum input sound level: 144dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% THD
  • Noise: 20dB SPL
  • Dynamic range (typical): 124dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 74dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Weight: 12.1 oz.
  • Dimensions: 6-1/3" long, 2" diameter
  • Output connector: 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Included accessories: Stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter, soft protective pouch
  • Audio-Technica case style: R7


  • Condenser
  • Cardioid pattern
  • Side address
  • 16 mm low-mass diaphragm
  • 20Hz–20kHz frequency response
  • 144dB SPL handling
  • Rugged body
  • Pivoting, threaded stand mount

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