ATR1300

Unidirectional Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone

MSRP* US$29.95
Lifetime Limited End-user Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview


    Engineered for durability, excellent speech intelligibility and reliable performance, the ATR1300 offers full-sounding professional pickup. It is ideal for vocal and instrument miking in performance and practice, and features a unidirectional polar pattern for feedback protection.
  • Features


    • Professional sound quality for vocals & instruments

    • Focused pickup helps prevent feedback

    • Rugged metal construction for long-lasting performance

    • Conveniently-located on/off switch

    • Includes stand clamp & detachable 5 m (16.5') cable (XLR to 1/4" phone plug)


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNUnidirectional
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE70 12,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-52 dB
    IMPEDANCE500 ohms
    WEIGHT329 g (11.6 oz) without cable
    CABLEDetachable, replaceable 5 m (16.5') cable (XLR to 1/4")
    ACCESSORY FURNISHEDAdjustable stand clamp



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  • Downloads

    ATR1300 Manual (pdf 664.21 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATR1300 Unidirectional Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    outstanding

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    from okanagan bc canada

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR1300 Unidirectional Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone:

        I use this mic with ham/amateur radios. I get excellent audio reports and in comparison to mics ten-15 times the cost of this monster,i had to get 3 more of these 1300s. outstanding for the price.

        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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        5.0

        Excellent microphone for the price

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        from Gillette, WY, USA

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Interviews
        • Karaoke
        • Presentation/Spoken Word
        • Vocals/Singing

        Cons

        • might require an amplifier for use with computer

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR1300 Unidirectional Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone:

          I like this microphone, because of how clearly it picks up my voice compared to other PC oriented microphones that I've had. I'm not sure how well it compares to the more expensive models, but all I needed was something to start singing with. The quality far surpassed my expectations for it's price. It's build quality is also quite nice. I've fumbled it around quite a few times, and I haven't noticed any decrease in performance.

          This microphone is excellent at keeping background noises down if you keep it very close to your mouth.

          For use with a computer, I find that using a small pre-amplifier helps a lot. While it's not necessary it does help when you use it for casual talking or for recording instruments. Pretty much for when you don't need to kiss the microphone.

          While recording on computer without an amplifier, you must get very close to the microphone to get a good sound. I have to touch my lips to the microphone while talking quite loudly to get a good level of sound out of it. Later I can amplify the recording a bit to get a good volume, and the recording will still be very clean and crisp.

          I've tested it on a few amplified speaker cabinets, and it does work very well for that. Nice crisp and clean sound.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Intermediate
          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
          • Computer
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Up to a year
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        • Q & A

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          • Q:

            How do I connect this microphone to my laptop for it to work? Can I get an extra XLR to 3.5mm stereo cable to connect to my microphone adapter in my laptop or an XLR to USB connector or some other method?
            Asked on 11/5/2017 by Brandon from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Some computers have a single 3.5mm connection rather than a separate microphone connection and headphone connection. Additionally, some computers have a LINE level input rather than a MIC level input.

              Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with determining what XLR to USB inline audio interface may work best for your setup.

              Answered on 11/6/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            I would like to use the ATR1300 in an Amateur radio transceiver(Icom IC-7300)
            It has an 8 pin jack so i would need some kind of adapter???
            Thanks for any help.
            Bill
            Asked on 10/14/2017 by Bill from Pennsylvania

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, you may adapt the standard XLR audio connection from the microphone to the proper input of the MIC Input device you are wanting to connect to. You may contact the manufacture of your radio to inquire on their device.

              Answered on 10/16/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            Is this compatible with the Pro series 5 wireless system?
            Asked on 6/11/2017 by Jim from Stowe,VT

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I've been troubleshooting it all night and yet my system refuses to recognize that it's a recording device. I've checked and all my drivers are updated. Funnily enough it does play back audio through the mic, it just doesn't record. What's the problem?
            Asked on 1/1/2017 by Grace the Great

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

              Answered on 1/3/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            Compatible with Computer?

            I bought this mic for vocal use on a computer. Obviously the cord will not work for that. What type of cord would I need?
            This mic looks awesome, and I'd rather not go through the difficulties of returning something shipped to me.
            Asked on 4/28/2014 by Alexis

            1 answer

            • A:

              Since microphone jacks on computers today are typically stereo, you may want to replace the provided cable with a cable that has a 3-pin XLR female jack on one end and a 3.5mm (1/8 inch) stereo (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) mini-plug on the other end. Use a cable that has been wired to put the microphone signal, which is mono, on both the tip (left channel) and the ring (right channel) of the plug. This will put the microphone audio on both the left and right channels of your computer. Without a cable that has been wired specifically to do this, microphone audio will appear on the left channel of the computer only.
              One such cable is the model XVM-115F made by Hosa.

              Answered on 4/29/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
          • Q:

            Help explaining "ACG" from computer sound

            When my microphone is set up to record with my computer, and I open the Sound profile for the microphone Properties - under the Tab "Custom" - there is a feature option to select that is identified only by the acronym, "ACG".
            It is clear that the microphone gain jumps greatly when I activate the feature, but I know nothing else about this.
            Can you tell me more? Is it your feature? Should this be used or not?

            Thank you for your time and response.
            Asked on 4/10/2014 by JamieTurner from Kingman, AZ, USA

            1 answer

            • A:

              This is not a feature of the microphone itself. Rather, it is a feature built into your computer.

              It might be "Automatic Gain Control". For a further explanation, please contact the manufacturer of your computer.

              Thanks!

              Answered on 4/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
          • Q:

            Does the ATR 1300 plug directly into a laptop computer 3.5mm jack?
            Asked on 2/4/2014 by Budd from Phoenix, AZ, USA

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            • A:

              It does not. The ATR1300 Microphone comes with a cable that is fitted with a 1/4 inch (mono) plug on the output end. To use it with the microphone jack on a computer, you would need to add a 1/4 inch mono (female) to 3.5mm stereo (male) adapter to put the mic audio on both the left and right sides of your computers audio track.

              Answered on 2/10/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
          • Q:

            Mic clamp and manual

            Hi,

            Will the mic clamp on the ATR1300 thread onto a On Stage DS7200 desk stand? The thread is 5/8"-27 and I'm assuming that is industry standard. Also, when I search for the manual nothing is found, why?

            Tnx,

            Mike
            Asked on 7/3/2013 by snoggles

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            • A:

              Typically speaking, microphones do not come with directions/instructions. This is because they are considered the accessory to the input device. If your device is specified to have a microphone-input (not to be confused with a Headphone Output, or a Line-Level input), then it should have instructions on how to connect and configure a/an (external) microphone.

              The ATR1300 comes with an adjustable microphone stand clamp, that should be able to screw onto the On Stage DS7200, because both are 5/8 - 27 thread compatible.

              Thanks!

              Answered on 7/3/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
          • Q:

            ATR1300 in RF environment

            Hi,

            I'm planning on using the ATR1300 in an Amateur Radio environment. Does the ATR1300 have any shielding to prevent RF feedback?

            Tnx,

            Mike
            Asked on 7/3/2013 by mike174

            1 answer

            • A:

              Because the ATR1300 is a dynamic element type microphone and contains no active circuitry, radio frequency interference is not a concern.

              Answered on 7/3/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
          • Q:

            ATR1300

            I purchased this mic to use with my guitar amp. Though my guitar and iPod work great with the system, the mic did not work at all. I tried it on various other devises however it did not work on those either. Am I missing the power supply or is it just the cord it came with?
            Asked on 6/21/2013 by Rebeki6 from Omaha, NE, USA

            1 answer

            • A:

              Thank you for your inquiry. There may be a problem with the microphone. please check with you place of purchase about a return or you can contact our service department at 330-686-2600 option 4.

              Answered on 7/3/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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