ATR2100-USB

Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

MSRP* US$79.95
Lifetime 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 ATR2100-USB is 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 ATR2100-USB 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 Ė 15,000 Hz
    POWER REQUIREMENTSUSB Power (5V DC)
    BIT DEPTH16 bit
    SAMPLE RATE44.1 kHz/48 kHz
    CONTROLSOn/off switch;
    headphone volume control
    WEIGHT268 g (9.5 oz)
    DIMENSIONS183.0 mm (7.20") long,
    51.0 mm (2.01") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORUSB-type/XLR-type
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT POWER10 mW @ 16 ohms
    HEADPHONE JACK3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDStand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 2 m (6.6') mini USB cable; 3 m (9.8') XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable



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  • Downloads

    ATR2100-USB Manual (pdf 941.02 KB)
    ATR2100-USB FCC DOC (pdf 162.82 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone 5 5 1 1
    Great Microphone and value Positives: - Microphone has 3.5mm jack allowing you to monitor with 0 latency - great function - Design is sleek, simple and made of metal, feels heavy and of quality - Sound quality is great, the range may not be that wide (50-15 000 Hz) but is ample at an amateur / hobby level - Overall great value, comes with a stand, zero latency is great function, price is good. Negatives: - Some cheapo carrying pouch / case would have been nice - Have heard of quality issues with the USB / Headphone jack such as breaking. Could be resolved if you minimise the number of unnecessary insertion / removal of USB / headphone cable Good for: - Amateur / hobby singers recording covers - Podcaster / Youtube / Voice over - Value for money - Upgrade from cheapo PC mic / inbuilt microphones September 21, 2013
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    Answer: 
    A pop Filter is different from a windscreen. The pop filter protects the mic from spit. The windscreen can do that, but it's main purpose is to reduce wind noise.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. I assume that you are referring to a wind screen. There is not one included, but you can purchase the AT8112 windscreen for it.
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    I recently got the mic for recording our band in the garage and it works very well. It's perfect for bass recording and very good for guitar, vocals and drums. It doesn't have the crystal clearness of the $300 mic but it does have a fullness when recording that's great. The mic is well worth it's price.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. This microphone is good for that application,
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    This mic is not being recognized by Mac Osx 10.6.4. It does not appear in System Preference/ Audio. Are there drivers for it? What else can be done?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. There are no special drivers necessary. It uses the USB Audio Codec which is a standard part of the OS. Try the microphone on another computer system and if it is recognized the issue is with your computer. If it is not recognized then the problem is with the microphone and you will need to work with our service department for a resolution at 330-686-2600 option 4.
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    I see there is a headphone jack on this mic for monitoring whatever the mic picks up.

    With that jack *also* output whatever the computer is playing?

    I am using a mac mini. (OS X).

    Monitoring myself is great, but I also need to hear what the system is playing.

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    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, if you define the microphone as your output device in "System Parameters -> Sound".
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    Compatibility with windows

    1. Is this device compatible with Windows 7?
    2. I had used other microphones, connected them with my laptop and selected "listen to this device" option, so I could speak to it and hear my own voice at the same time (Like karaoke). Can I do the same with this microphone?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this microphone is compatible with Windows 7. I'm not familiar with the process you describe in 2 above.
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