AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES AT2021 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE

— Designed for home studio and stage applications, AT2021 provides extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and a wide dynamic range, all at a budget-conscious price point —


Stow, OH 07-19-2010 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, offers the new AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Ideal for home studio and live applications, the low-profile AT2021 offers an extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and wide dynamic range. The microphone’s condenser design provides studio-quality performance for vocal and instrument applications, and is outstanding for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. The AT2021 is also available packaged with the acclaimed AT2020 in the AT2041SP Studio Pack.

The AT2021 captures smooth, natural sonic characteristics of the audio source, and the low-mass element provides excellent transient response. Corrosion-resistant contacts from the microphone’s gold-plated XLRM-type connector, in addition to the mic’s rugged design and construction, ensure consistent, reliable performance and durability for the user. The unit’s cardioid polar pattern rejects pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source.

The AT2021 specifications include:
Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 30-20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: –39 (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance : 250 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Noise: 19 dB SPL
Dynamic Range (Typical): 126 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
Weight: 83 g (2.9 oz)
Dimensions: 101.5 mm (4.00") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Furnished: Stand clamp; soft protective pouch

Audio-Technica’s AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $139.00. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts@audio-technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio-technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot@audio-technica-europe.com).