ATR2100-USB

Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

MSRP* US$79.00
Lifetime Limited End-user Warranty

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



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
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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

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    Audio-TechnicaATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
     
    2.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    40%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Mostly satisified. Good product.

    By 

    from San Jose, CA

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

    Used for over a year with no issues. Mostly use for web conferences. Voice quality is high. Not sure what it's frequency range is as I use mainly for voice.

    Others reviews say USB failed but I haven't had this issue. If USB failed after 3 uses, probably a manufacture defect. I would return and then write a review.

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    • Over a year
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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Please never buy this product ever....

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    from India

    Pros

    • Entertaining

    Cons

    • Poor Commentary

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

      I bought this product for my Tutorial recordings. I ordered it from US, as it was not available in stock in india. I got it after long wait.

      In only two to three uses, the USB no longer works. Its detects the microphone etc. But no sound at all while recorrding.

      I searched for drivers, but no drivers or updated drivers on net anyhere. On this website also no drivers at all. I tried on windows 8, windows 10 and Mac Book Pro with Mac OS X

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      • Less than a month
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      4.0

      Works well thought USB

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      from Alaska

      Pros

      • Works well, easy to deploy and use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

          I use the microphone for recording voice for video, podcasts, etc., and it has been working well for about 6 months or so. It works well into a Mac running MacOS 10.11, simply appearing in the Control Panel. I use a wind cover and a spit shield, and tend to deploy it on a floor stand to get the height right. For me, the included desk stand is too low. I have had no problems with the USB connection, which is the only one I use.

          I do use a bit of bass boost on the final product, and you do need it to be quite close to get good volume; about a fist length away, so try to restrict your gesticulations!

          Overall, good value for money.

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          • Up to a year
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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          USB Dead After Three Uses

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          from USA

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            • Poorly Produced

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

              It sounded good while it worked but died after just a few uses. Seems to be an issue with the USB port as I have tried multiple cables to no avail.

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              • Up to a year
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              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Stay Away from this Mic

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              from Phoenix

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

              This thing is junk. Had to send it back once to get a component fixed after 2 uses. The turnaround was good on the mic being "fixed" and returned but it still doesn't work correctly. Windows does not recognize the mic.

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              • Up to a year
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              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              USB feature unreliable/broken

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              from Irvine, CA, USA

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              Pros

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                • usb connectivity

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

                  I bought three of the ATR2100-usb mics in March 2014 for light usage (podcast recording). When I use the XLR output and go through a mixing board, these mics work fine; great tone, noise free, etc.

                  The problem I have is when using the USB connection. For the first six months of very occasional use (twice monthly for up to 20 minutes), the mic worked fine. But no more.

                  First one mic became unusable on my Windows 7 laptop, displaying the error "usb device not recognized". The other mics worked fine, until today when mic #2 "broke".

                  (I subsequently tried the "broken" mics on my mac, same result.)

                  Now I'm left with only one of the original three mics able to be used via the USB connection to the laptop.

                  At this time I cannot recommend the ATR2100-USB.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Intermediate
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                  • Studio
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                  • Up to a year
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                  (9 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Does not work on windows 8.1

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                  from Dallas, TX, USA

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

                  Theres not much to say, other than it does not work on windows 8.1

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Novice
                  • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                  • Computer
                  • How long have you used this product?:
                  • Less than a month

                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Microphone and value

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                  from AUstralia

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                  Pros

                  • Interviews
                  • Karaoke
                  • Presentation/Spoken Word
                  • Vocals/Singing

                  Cons

                  • None considering price

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone:

                    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

                    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                    • Novice
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                    • Computer
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                    • Less than a month
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                  • Q & A

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                    • Q:

                      How do i get rid of "burnt tire smell"? What steps and soap do you recommend?"
                      irritates my eyes and throat.

                      Where does smell come from?
                      Asked on 11/25/2016 by Rising Podcast star from Coquitlam, BC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. I have never heard of a burnt tire smell with this microphone. You may want to talk with your place of purchase about exchanging it.

                        Answered on 11/28/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                    • Q:

                      I have a problem with this mic after I upgraded to Windows 10 - is there a fix?
                      Asked on 11/11/2016 by Karin Høgh from Danmark

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact Audio-Technica UK for further assistance with this:
                        Audio-Technica Limited (UK)
                        Unit 5, Millennium Way
                        Leeds, LS11 5AL
                        United Kingdom
                        Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441
                        Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836
                        Email: sales@audio-technica.co.uk

                        Answered on 11/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                    • Q:

                      My mic is not working after one year. How does the warranty work? Does it cover issues like this?
                      Asked on 10/10/2016 by Donald from West Palm Beach, Fl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at Service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                        Answered on 10/10/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      How do I find the appropriate drivers for Windows Vista so my PC communicates with ATR2100-USB.
                      Asked on 10/7/2016 by Michael from United States

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have an audio technica atr2100 and all of a sudden it wont work on my laptop. i tried multiple laptops and it does not work. when i plug it in it says usb device not recognised. please heplp
                      Asked on 10/5/2016 by Samantha from Jamaica

                      1 answer

                      • 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 10/10/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      Just wondering with this microphone does it require phantom power? Could I just get an XLR to 3.5mm microphone jack and connect the USB for power?
                      Asked on 10/3/2016 by Max

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        No, being a dynamic microphone element, the microphone does not require phantom power.

                        Answered on 10/4/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      What type of shock mount and desk stand would be compatible with this microphone?
                      Asked on 8/31/2016 by Blue from CA

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. You're in luck as this microphone already comes with a nice desk stand! As far as a shock mount we don't really make any specifically for this mic. However, the only one we make that works with this one is the AT8415.

                        Answered on 9/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                    • Q:

                      I followed the instructions to set up my mic but my computer (MAC) does not recognize the microphone in the system preferences under input. I checked the USB connection and it does seem to be right (the blue light is on). Also, its not the bluetooth because I have a wireless mouse that works perfectly.
                      Asked on 8/9/2016 by Cathy

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Audio Solutions team at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000. They will be happy to help with this.

                        Answered on 8/17/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                    • Q:

                      Does it work with Windows 10? I just bought the mic and it doesn't seem to work.
                      Asked on 8/3/2016 by Marie-France from Switzerland

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The mic is compatible with Windows 10. Our USB microphones use the generic USB audio codec which should be part of a computers operating system. Try a different USB port on your computer. Try a different computer. If the mic is " not recognized" by Windows on more than one computer, please contact our Audio-Solutions Department at audio-solutions@atus.com for further assistance.

                        Answered on 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                    • Q:

                      I just updated my Mac to OS 10.10.5 and now my Atr2100 USB microphone is not being recognized.

                      Do you have a solution or driver that I can download to fix this issue?

                      Thank you for your response.

                      Miguell
                      Asked on 7/27/2016 by MayhemOnTheBeat from Jacksonville Florida

                      1 answer

                      • 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 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
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