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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  • Features
  • Specifications
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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

    Excellent microphone for the price

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    from Gillette, WY, USA

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    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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      8 Questions | 8 Answers
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      • 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

        1 answer

        • 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

        1 answer

        • 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
      • Q:

        Does not work

        Atr1300 - Just purchased to use with a fender amp. No sound. Do I need batteries or something? Tried my guitar to make sure worked fine. Please help! Plan to use for my wedding ceremony.
        Asked on 6/19/2013 by Rebeki6 from Omaha, NE, USA

        1 answer

        • A:

          The ATR1300 Microphone does not require any power for operation. If you are using the provided XLR to 1/4 inch plug cable to connect the microphone to your amplifier, make certain the input you are connecting it to is marked MICROPHONE, not marked INSTRUMENT or LINE. If the amplifier does not have a MICROPHONE input, you can connect it to the INSTRUMENT or the LINE input with the aid of an inline impedance matching transformer. Our CP8201 is such a transformer. Note that this transformer has a 3-pin female XLR input connector. You will need to use a balanced XLR female to XLR male microphone cable between the microphone and the transformer. The output connector on the transformer is a 1/4 plug and can be connected directly to the INSTRUMENT or LINE input jack on the amplifier.

          Answered on 6/20/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        Microphone barely works

        I am trying to use my new ATR-1300 with my laptop computer. I am replacing an oplder mic that worked well on this computer (until my dog chewed the cord).
        I have to nearly yell into it to get it to pick up my voice.
        Is the mic defective? or could it be another issue?
        Asked on 3/22/2013 by DaveBBBBB from Lowell, MA, USA

        1 answer

        • A:

          Please contact the Audio-Solutions Department at

          audio-solutions@atus.com

          Please provide the type of computer you are trying to connect to, as this information will be essential to informing you how to connect your microphone to your computer. Depending on which type of computer you have, you might need an additional USB adapter for proper connection. In either case, the microphone will need to be properly configured. Doing so is dependent upon what type of computer you are using, and what your Operating System is.

          Thanks!

          Answered on 3/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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