AT2020USB+

Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

MSRP* US$269.00
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


  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
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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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  • Downloads

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

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    Audio-TechnicaAT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    Best Uses

      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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      (1 of 2 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
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • 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

        (1 of 11 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:

          Will this mic work with linux
          Asked on 4/3/2016 by Jynx

          1 answer

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            A:

            To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 4/8/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          I recently upgraded my Mac to the El Captian OS system and since then have been experiencing a frequent popping sound when recording with my AT2020USB+ microphone in Garageband '11. I am NOT noticing this sound when using other applications. Has anyone else experienced this and have any sort of suggestion or solution to fix it?
          Asked on 2/14/2016 by Alphatryon from Ma

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Team at 330-686-2600 Ext 5000. The will help you trouble shoot this.

            Answered on 3/10/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Will this work as a gaming mic with games like CS:GO, BF4 etc with headphones plugged directly into it? i.e. If I plug in the headphones directly into the mic, can I stop it from monitoring my voice so that the headphones are a playback device and the mic is used as a recording device without monitoring / hearing my voice back?
          Asked on 1/31/2016 by Razor

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          • A:

            Yes. One of the sliders on the front of the microphone changes the mix of your voice and the computer audio. Turning it all the way to COM will keep you from hearing your voice while hearing the computer audio only. Just set the microphone as a playback and recording device in audio standings.

            Answered on 4/20/2016 by TheDoge from Memphis, TN
          • 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 2/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Why when I connect my AT2020USBplus I have no sound from my razer kraken and as soon as i unplug it i have all my audio from chrome, curse voice, etc..? I need help! :/
          Asked on 1/6/2016 by Justbe17

          1 answer

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            A:

            For technical support, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          I have windows 10 and it does not work on my computer because it says it's not compatible how do i fix this?
          Asked on 12/25/2015 by Gregory from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The AT2020USB+ microphone is compatible with Windows 10.

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

            Answered on 12/27/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          The AT2020USB+ says it's not compatible with windows 10 and will not install the drivers. So I can't use the how do I fix this
          Asked on 12/25/2015 by Gregory from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The AT2020USB+ microphone is compatible with Windows 10.

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

            Answered on 12/27/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Is it possible to plug this into a 3.5mm headphone jack?
          Asked on 12/14/2015 by FalconEye

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            A:

            No, it is not. A Headphone jack is an output. You need an Input. It must be connected via the USB cable.

            Answered on 12/18/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          When you have you headphones plugged into the audio jack and are using the voice playback can you hear other sound too? Like a song or sound from a game?
          Asked on 12/14/2015 by Connor

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            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, if the AT2020USB+ is defined as the playback device In your OS or audio program.

            Answered on 12/18/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          A friend of mine does lots of AudioBook recording and has had great luck with the 2020USB+ until recently. He's getting lots of, what I would call, digital clock clicks in his audio. I suggested he buy a new USB cable, but now the problem is worse. Do you have recommended suppliers/manufactures of HI QUALITY USB replacement cables, and does this even sound like the right solution?
          Asked on 12/5/2015 by TV Audio Guy from San Diego, CA

          1 answer

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            A:

            For technical support, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 12/17/2015 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          My mic suddenly stopped sending output sound from the computer...i still can hear whats coming through the mic in the headphones, but the track or music isnt being played through the mic/headphones? When i remove the usb...my computer plays sound just fine. Dont know why? I checked the sounds under settings on my macbook and the mic input it coming through, and although the output is set to the at2020usb+ its not playing back? Help!
          Asked on 12/4/2015 by Jasmine from Atlanta,GA

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            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 12/13/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
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