AT2020 earns Radio World’s “Cool Stuff” Award

The AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone has earned radio’s most prestigious technology honor, the “Cool Stuff” Award, given by a panel of engineering judges on behalf of Radio World newspaper at the NAB2006 convention in Las Vegas.


New accolade for Audio-Technica’s amazing low-cost condenser.

The reviews have been spectacular for the AT2020, the top-selling* studio condenser microphone in the U.S. And now the AT2020 has earned radio’s most prestigious technology honor, the “Cool Stuff” Award, given by a panel of engineering judges on behalf of Radio World newspaper at the NAB2006 convention in Las Vegas.

Radio World U.S. Editor in Chief Paul J. McLane said the “Cool Stuff” Award means a product was selected by a panel of engineers and industry experts as notable for its design, features, cost efficiency and performance in serving radio.

Other recent honors for the AT2020 include the Pro Audio Review PAR Reviewers Pick 2005 award, "Best New Cabled Microphone of 2005" at the 20th Annual Music & Sound Awards, and 2005 nominee for the TEC Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

Audio-Technica’s critically acclaimed AT2020 is a rugged side-address cardioid condenser microphone designed for versatile performance in production and air studios as well as podcasting and remote broadcast applications. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response.

The microphone features outstanding 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). It is supplied with a pivoting threaded stand mount and a soft, protective pouch.

About Radio World
Radio World is the newspaper for U.S. radio managers and engineers. It is published by IMAS Publishing of Falls Church, Va., and is celebrating its 30th year covering the radio industry. Other IMAS publications include Radio World Engineering Extra, Radio World International, TV Technology, Pro Audio Review, Broadcast and Production, Audio Media and a family of country-specific publications and Web sites.

About Audio-Technica
Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in electro-acoustic design, recognized for high-performance microphones, wireless systems, headphones and other audio equipment. A-T products set quality/durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios and more. Product lines include the critically acclaimed 40 and 30 Series condenser microphones and Artist Elite microphones and wireless systems. A global leader in its field, Audio-Technica is committed to providing superior performance/exceptional value for customers worldwide.

* Source: MI SalesTrak April, 2006