PRO 24

Stereo Condenser Microphone

MSRP* US$119.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



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  • Overview


    The PRO 24 sets a new price/performance standard in stereo microphone technology. Designed for professional recording and DAT field use, it offers the convenience of affordable, high-quality stereo pickup in a single microphone. Its compact, lightweight design is perfect for camera-mount use. The microphone features a pair of cardioid elements in an X-Y configuration to provide the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field. It features battery-free operation when used with recording devices that provide plug-in power at the mic input. Like all Audio-Technica mics, the PRO 24 is rugged; itís built to endure the rigors of field production.
  • Features

    • Designed for a wide range of stereo applications, including field recording, video production and studio use

    • Affordable, high-quality stereo pickup in a single microphone

    • Compact, lightweight design is perfect for camera-mount use

    • Pair of cardioid elements in X-Y configuration provides the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field

    • Battery-free operation when used with recording devices that provide plug-in power at the mic input

    • Rugged construction; built to endure the rigors of field production

    • On/off switch for convenient operation

    • 6' (1.8 m) cable permanently attached to microphone

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTSFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNX/Y Stereo
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE100-17,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-50 dB (3.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE600 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL119 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)82 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO57 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    POWER REQUIREMENTS2-10V DC plug-in power
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V LR44
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.6 mA / 200 hours typical
    SWITCHOn/off
    WEIGHT3.9 oz (111 g)
    DIMENSIONS4.59" (116.5 mm) long,
    0.83" (21.0 mm) maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR3.5 mm stereo mini plug on cable
    CABLEPermanently attached 6' (1.8 m) cable with 3.5 mm stereo plug at output end
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; LR44 battery; windscreen; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES10
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    PRO 24 Specification Sheet (pdf 73.98 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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    Will it plug into an iPhone?

    I am shooting movies and video trailers, I use my iPhone for audio and I am looking for a new mike for basically what this is used for. I am just wondering if I need an adapter or if it will plug in directly to the iPhone?
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    You could use Griffin iMic with Apple's docking port to USB adapter. The iMic is a very small and neat preamp, which runs off the USB power. Note it has to be the proper Apple product not an imitation.
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    Thank yuou for your inquiry. This will not easily work. You will need an adapter for the iPhone and the only adpaters I know of are for mono microphones.
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    One mic or two?

    This is probably not a product-specific question, but rather a general one. I'm thinking about buying this mic for an ethnography / oral history project that I'm working on. I would be using this both in field settings and in closed spaces, typically interviewing one person. I'm wondering if you'd recommend two stereo mics ‚Äď one for me, the interviewer, and the other for my sources, or would one suffice?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. As for using 1 microphone or 2 would depend upon how you are setting up the session. if both the interviewer and the interviewee are in close proximity in a quiet environment then one microphone could be fine. Otherwise, 2 microphones would be desirable.
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    looking to get some condenser mics for drum overheads & notice the pro 24 mics with xy could this one mic take place of (2) condenser mics?
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    The PRO-24 would not be my first choice in terms of over-head mic'ing for drums, especially because of the following:
    1. It's max input sound level is 119 dB. Drums at that distance can be louder and thus clip out the microphone.
    2. The microphone has an unbalanced connection. Connecting it to a mixer by using an adapter to convert it to XLR use, and sending Phantom Power, would permanently damage the microphone and void the warranty.

    If you wanted to choose a stereo microphone from drum overheads, the one I would recommend is the BP4025. It's more expensive, but it would be the correct/right microphone for the job. If you needed an inexpensive option, a pair of AT2021 microphones placed in an X/Y configuration would also work well.

    In short, you could try the PRO 24 for drum over-heads, but you may get undesirable results.
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    I am working on a project in which I must record ambiant sounds, both indoors and out, using a digital recorder. The sounds are intended to be stand alone recordings and not part of another media (such as film or video). Would the PRO 24 by suited for this task?
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    Thank you for your inquiry, I would think this would be a good mic for that application.
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