AT2005USB

Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

MSRP* US$149.00
One-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


    Building on the heritage of the renowned 20 Series line of studio microphones, Audio-Technicaís new AT2005USB is an all-purpose microphone designed to take you from the stage to the studio and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone offers two outputs, USB output for digital recording, and an XLR output that connects with a sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance. The microphone plugs right into your computerís USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software.

    The AT2005USB also offers a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity, and a headphone output with level control for monitoring. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear. The microphone is ideal for live performance, podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use.
  • Features


    • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output

    • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance

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

    • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone

    • Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone

    • High-quality AD convertor with 16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate

    • Compatible with Windows and Mac

    • Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response

    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

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

    • Threaded stand clamp attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand

    • USB and XLR cables included

    • Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance

    • On/off switch functions for both USB and analog operation


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE50-15,000 Hz
    POWER REQUIREMENTSUSB Power (5V DC)
    BIT DEPTH16 bit
    SAMPLE RATE44.1 kHz/48 kHz
    CONTROLSOn/off Switch;
    Headphone Volume Control
    WEIGHT266 g (9.4 oz)
    DIMENSIONS183.6 mm (7.23") long,
    51.0 mm (2.01") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORUSB-type/XLR-type
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT POWER10 mW at 16 ohms
    HEADPHONE JACK3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSMacintosh: MAC OS X; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum)

    Windows: XP/Vista/Windows 7; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDStand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 6.6' (2 m) mini USB cable, 9.8' (3 m) XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLET7
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  • Downloads

    AT2005USB Owner's Manual (pdf 927.08 KB)
    AT2005USB FCC Document (pdf 162.90 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone 5 5 1 1
    Exceptional Value and Sound Quality With so many microphones available today, it's almost impossible to know which one to pick. Not only do different mics have different sounds, but also the same mics can sound different on different voices. It's a never ending challenge. Dynamic microphones are usually recommended for Internet Broadcasting and podcasting. These studios are usually filled with a multitude of noisy computer fans. A condenser microphone does exactly what it's supposed to do: Pick up as much sound as possible. The lower sensitivity of a dynamic mic helps mask some of those undesirable ambient noises. Not only does the AT2005USB have USB and XLR outputs, but both outputs can be used simultaneously. Why would you want to do that? In some studios, while you have the mic connected by XLR to your mixer, which is used for broadcasting or podcasting, it's convenient to connect it by USB to a second computer that's used for Skype. If you're just getting started and don't have a mixer, you can connect the AT2005USB to your computer by USB. When you get a mixer, you don't have to replace the mic. Just connect an XLR cable, and you're good to go. The mic sounds great on a wide range of voices. To get a better sounding mic, you'd have to spend a LOT more money. Audio-Technica hit a home run with this one. While I've never used this mic in a recording studio for instrument pickup, based on the exceptionally good results I've had with it compared with some other brands of handheld dynamic mics, I'd bet it does a good job. Most Internet Broadcasters and podcasters use Skype extensively. Skype loves the AT2005USB. One good way for you to hear how the mic sounds is to have someone who has one to call you on Skype. You will be amazed at the sound quality. December 31, 2012
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    Could you post some audio samples of the AT2005USB?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. At these time we are able to do so.
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    Audio-Technica does not supply a driver for any of our USB Audio Devices; the driver is supplied with/by the operating system and/or the hardware (soundcard) manufacturer. This is why you can use nearly any USB audio-device with nearly any computer. If there is an issue with the driver or if any supplemental drivers are available, you would need to contact the manufacturer of your sound card for further assistance.

    In terms of Low-Volume in Windows 7, the best way to boost volume is to adjust the volume in your OS (which it seems you have already done), adjust the volume in the software you choose to use, and stay within 6" - 7" of the microphone.
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    I plug mic in via usb. I have windows7 on computer. there is a delay with microphone, is there any fix for this?
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    What you are experiencing is called ‚ÄúLatency‚ÄĚ. Latency is normal for digital audio conversion. To optimize this, you would need to do the following:
    1. Close down all other programs while recording; your recording program should be the only software running.
    2. Use your recording software settings to configure the ‚Äúbuffer‚ÄĚ. For more info on this, please consult the Owner‚Äôs Manual of your software.

    For more information on Latency, please visit the link below:
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    I have read that the AT2005 and ATR2100 are essentially the same microphones with different cases and windshields. What are the difference in terms of recording quality?

    I will be using the mic for home studio recording, mostly with vocals but might include an acoustic guitar (non plugged in) and keyboard.

    Thanks in advance.
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    The AT2005USB has a more robust windscreen, the on-off switch is magnetic (but still noisy), and the case is black. The two microphones are sold though different dealer channels. The ATR2100-USB is sold through consumer dealers, and the AT2005USB is sold through professional dealers.
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    Hello, does the AT2005USB microphone work under Windows 8?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. yes it does work with Windows 8.
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