|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||70 – 12,000 Hz|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||-52 dB|
|WEIGHT||329 g (11.6 oz) without cable|
|CABLE||Detachable, replaceable 5 m (16.5') cable (XLR to 1/4")|
|ACCESSORY FURNISHED||Adjustable stand clamp|
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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.
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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?
Q:Compatible with Computer?
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.
Q:Help explaining "ACG" from computer sound
A:This is not a feature of the microphone itself. Rather, it is a feature built into your computer.
Q:Does the ATR 1300 plug directly into a laptop computer 3.5mm jack?
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.
Q:Mic clamp and manual
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.
Q:ATR1300 in RF environment
A:Because the ATR1300 is a dynamic element type microphone and contains no active circuitry, radio frequency interference is not a concern.
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.
Q:Does not work
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.
Q:Microphone barely works
A:Please contact the Audio-Solutions Department at