AUDIO-TECHNICA LAUNCHES AT2020 USB CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE

Company exhibits USB side-address condenser microphone that establishes the new affordable benchmark in sound quality and value


Anaheim, CA 01-16-2008 NAMM WINTER SESSION — Audio-Technica, a longstanding leader in transducer technology, is introducing the AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Designed for computer-based recording, the AT2020 USB cardioid condenser microphone is ideal for digitally capturing music or any acoustic audio source using all popular recording software.

Equipped with a USB digital output, the Mac- and Windows-compatible AT2020 USB offers studio-quality articulation and intelligibility perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use. With low self-noise and extended frequency response, the AT2020 USB is an ideal microphone solution for the varied spectrum of digital recording setups. Audio-Technica’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone complies with the company’s renowned consistency and reliability standards.

Based on the critically acclaimed AT2020 and featuring a custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm, the AT2020 USB is a rugged side-address condenser microphone that represents an exceptional value while offering the performance advantages of a high-quality studio microphone with a USB interface.

Designed to provide versatility in the most demanding production applications, the AT2020 USB has a fixed cardioid polar pattern to allow isolation of the desired sound source. The microphone has been tailored for a very smooth, natural sound while ensuring maximum accuracy.

The AT2020 USB is powered from a USB Bus and includes a tripod desk stand, stand mount, USB cable and soft protective carrying pouch.

The AT2020 USB will be available in March 2008 with a U.S. MSRP of $249.00.

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 Europe, please contact Denise Turner, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth #6740 during the 2008 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.