AT2020USB+

Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

MSRP* US$149.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • condenser microphone
  • home studio microphone
  • microphone accessories


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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    Equipped with a USB output, the AT2020USB+ is designed for digitally capturing music or any acoustic audio source using your favorite recording software. The microphone offers the critically acclaimed, award-winning sound of the AT2020, with studio-quality articulation and intelligibility perfect for singer/songwriters, podcasters, voice-over artists, field recorders, and home studio recorders.

    The AT2020USB+ features a built-in headphone jack with volume control that allows you to directly monitor your microphone signal with no delay. It also offers mix control that blends microphone and pre-recorded audio. The microphone’s cardioid pickup pattern delivers excellent off-axis rejection, while its A/D converter with a 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate ensures extremely articulate sound reproduction.

    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.
  • Features

    • Condenser microphone with USB output for digital recording

    • High quality A/D converter with 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate for superb audio

    • Headphone jack with volume control allows you to monitor the microphone signal with no delay

    • Mix control allows you to blend your microphone signal and pre-recorded audio

    • High-output internal headphone amplifier delivers superior clarity and musical detail as well as more volume overall

    • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording and voiceover use

    • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and Mac OS X

    • Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20 – 20,000 Hz
    POWER REQUIREMENTSUSB Power (5V DC)
    BIT DEPTH16 bit
    SAMPLE RATE44.1/48 kHz
    VOLUME CONTROLMix control;
    Headphone volume control
    WEIGHT386 g (13.6 oz)
    DIMENSIONS162.0 mm (6.38") long,
    52.0 mm (2.05") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORUSB-type
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT POWER130 mW (at 1 kHz, 10% T.H.D., 32 ohm load)
    HEADPHONE JACK3.5 mm (1/8") TRS (stereo)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDPivoting stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch; tripod desk stand; 10' (3.1 m) USB cable
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    Conditions
  • Downloads

    AT2020USB+ Manual (pdf 935.25 KB)
    AT2020USB+ FCC DOC (pdf 34.38 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaAT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
     
    3.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Good audio (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

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    5.0

    Best Mic for USB radio production on the road!

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    from Miami, Florida

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

        This is a great product. I have a daily radio program and this mic is my favorite usb mic. I was using various Blue usb mics and had loads of white noise. None with the AT2020. No need for bulky secondary mixing gear. I replaced the small travel stand with a drum kick mic stand, which works great. I bought an after market foam pop filter. My sound quality rivals what I get on the radio studio pro E.V. voice mics. I also have the xlr version which had to have a mixer. When I travel I use the small stand or take my desk mic stand in two pieces. I do the initial edits in sound studio, an elegant little program that does effective linear editing, then I drop my edits into Logic X. I can get an amazing warm sound with no ad ons! There is no latency in the earphone jack as well.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • House of Worship
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Expert
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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        4.0

        It's a good mic

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        from Ireland

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

          Very good mic. Stand isn't great. Works fine with Windows 10

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Live Sound
          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
          • Intermediate
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Less than a month
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          1.0

          Will not work properly with Windows 10 (or 8)

          By 

          from Detroit, MI

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

              Bob is right it does not work with Windows 10 (or 8). There are hundreds of complaints about this issue. Did AudioTechnica complain about this to Microsoft? The issue is with most USB microphones. AT should require sellers to point out this fact.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Studio Musician
              • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
              • Novice
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Less than a month
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              5.0

              Recommended for talk shows, gaming, anything, so perfect!

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              from Bronx, NY

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

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                Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                I use it for video game streaming, and it is perfect, crispy clear. Only bad part about it, is the stand, so small and tight for something heavy. I really love it!

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Computer
                • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                • Intermediate
                • How long have you used this product?:
                • Up to a year
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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Microphone but the Mic stand is HORRIBLE

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                from Houston

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Direct Monitor Capabilities
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Horrible Mic Stand
                • Mic Stand is hard to replace

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                  Amazing Microphone but the Mic stand provides no support and causes the mic to fall over constantly.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Studio Musician
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                  • Intermediate
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                  • Up to a year
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                  4.0

                  bob is wrong

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                  from norway

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                  yes it works in windows 10

                  (3 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  does not work on windows 10

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                  from flordia

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                • Q & A

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                  • Q:

                    Is there any way to disable the blue led light?
                    It's too bright, especially when I've turned the lights off.
                    Also, blue light messes with sleep and it's very blue.

                    I have seen some instructions on how to open it up (and cover it with tape), but I expect that would void the warranty
                    Asked on 4/17/2017 by fizz from Seattle, WA

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Thanks for your inquiry. I apologize there is no way to disable the light. And yes, if you opened the mic and put a piece of tap on, that would void the warranty.

                      Answered on 4/17/2017 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    The microphone intermittingly hums and there is no sound when talking, only the hum. I have had it for almost a year and it just starting this. Any fix for this?
                    Asked on 3/8/2017 by Andy from Medford OR

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                      Answered on 3/23/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                  • Q:

                    What is the monitor wheel on the microphone for and how is that used? Thank you.
                    Asked on 2/26/2017 by Ray from CA

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. The Monitor control is used to listen to previously recorded tracks while recording new audio and allows you to balance and adjust the level between the two. To listen to more of the pre-recorded audio turn the knob towards COM. To hear more of your voice/instrument over the pre-recorded audio, you would turn the knob to MIC.

                      Answered on 3/2/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                  • Q:

                    I want to purchase the AT2020USB+ mic and was planning on pairing it with the AT8458 shock mount but a rep said that would interfere with the controls of the mic.
                    Please recommend a compatible shock mount that will not interfere with any of the controls for this specific model
                    Asked on 2/12/2017 by Fixin2dosomething from Deep South

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. The AT8458 is actually the correct shock mount. The top of the shock mount fits just below the volume controls on the mic. It does not interfere with the controls of the mic at all and fits great!

                      Answered on 2/16/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                  • Q:

                    DO you know where I can get a replacement cord for my AT2020USB+?
                    Asked on 2/2/2017 by Jason from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                      Answered on 2/14/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                  • Q:

                    Does this work with iPhone with the Lightning to Usb female adapter?
                    I have this mic already and I wanted to try this out with my iPhone. But I feel like i would waste my money buying the adapter if in the end i'll find out it doesn't work. Thank you!
                    Asked on 1/25/2017 by Donald from VA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This has not been tested but I would probably say it would not work. The iPhone will only provide 3.3v via the Lighting connection and the AT2020USB+ is designed to use the 5.0v from a USB connection.

                      Answered on 2/3/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                  • Q:

                    Does anyone make a large foam 'windscreen' background noise screen to cover the whole mic area for this size mic? If yes who and where are they?
                    Asked on 1/13/2017 by Bob from Hartford CT

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Im trying to use the at2020 usb plus with multiple audio interfaces. Ive downloaded the asio4all driver and everything is working fine. I can record and listen for playback... my problem is, i can only listen for playback through my audio interface OR the headphone jack on the at2020 but never both. Is there a way that i can listen via both interfaces at the sametime? Ive tried to select both at the sametime for outputs and it always just send audio to the monitors. Id rather not have to toggle back and forth through soundcards during rec sessions! Thanks
                    Asked on 1/6/2017 by Tim from Los Angeles

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                  • Q:

                    Since I have plugged in this microphone, I no longer can use my headphones from the compute (no sound.) I can only use my headphones when they are attached directly to the microphone. Can anyone advise me how to change this?
                    Asked on 12/31/2016 by This Person

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The sound output settings have probably been changed to send the signal to the headphone connection on the microphone.

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

                    I want to attach this to an Heil arm and need a compatible shock mount that will fit this mic and fit the Heil arm. Can anyone advise?
                    I bought the Heil arm and Heil shock mount, but their shock mount only works with their microphones.
                    Asked on 12/31/2016 by This Person

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The AT8458 is the shock mount that will fit the AT2020 body but will hinder the controls on the face of the AT2020USB+.

                      Answered on 1/3/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
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