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


  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • 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
     
    3.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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        (2 of 2 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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          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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            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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:

              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

              1 answer

            • 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
            • Q:

              I have windows 10, Will this mic make me go back to windows 7 or will it work fine with windows 10. It has already shipped and I am just seeing some negative reviews RN. Somme assurance would be great.
              Asked on 12/26/2016 by Connor from United States

              1 answer

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                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this mic works with windows 10. I have windows 10 on my PC here and use our USB mics and turntables with it quite often.

                Answered on 12/27/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              With this item, can I plug my headphones into the microphone itself and control to volume from the mic or how does that work?? It does say it has an jack but does that mean i could plug a pair of headphones right into the mic??
              Asked on 12/20/2016 by coop5mac from United States

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              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                On the microphone, you may control the headphone volume and the balance between the direct microphone signal and the playback signal from the computer.

                Answered on 12/21/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Will this work with Windows 10?
              Asked on 12/20/2016 by Stan

              1 answer

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                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Yes it does work with windows 10.

                Answered on 12/20/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              Is the carrying case that that this product comes with synthetic?
              Asked on 12/12/2016 by notonetotalk

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              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Yes it is.

                Answered on 12/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              My AT2020USB+ mic came with a windscreen but there were not instructions as to how to attach it. Can you please help me?
              Asked on 12/9/2016 by tnjordan92 from Orange, CA

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              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                There is no windscreen that comes with the AT2020USB+ microphone from the manufacturer. If you ordered as a package, contact your dealer.

                Answered on 12/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              is it possible to get a cord for this microphone with an XLR output instead of a USB output? will this microphone even work with an XLR output?
              Asked on 11/19/2016 by esjaar from Kent, OH

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              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No. The signal is digitized before it leaves the microphone.

                Answered on 11/21/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Is this microphone 2020usb suitable to use with a piano?
              Asked on 11/16/2016 by Deb from Australia

              1 answer

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                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Marketing and Distribution Office in Australia for further assistance with this:

                Australia and New Zealand
                Technical Audio Group Pty Limited
                43-53 Bridge Road
                Stanmore, NSW 2048, Australia
                Tel: +61 (02) 9519 0900
                Fax: +61 (02) 9519 0600
                Web site: www.tag.com.au/

                Answered on 11/17/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
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