|ELEMENT||Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20-20,000 Hz|
|LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF||80 Hz, 12 dB/octave|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||–42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL||149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
|NOISE||17 dB SPL|
|DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)||132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL|
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO||77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS||11-52V DC, 4.7 mA typical|
10 dB pad (nominal)
|WEIGHT||412 g (14.5 oz)|
|DIMENSIONS||170.0 mm (6.69") long,
52.0 mm (2.05") maximum body diameter
|OUTPUT CONNECTORS||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8458 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch|
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||R5|
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Comments about Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone:
This microphone meets the expected versatily of a multi-pattern microphone with a sound quality that can be compared to its higher cost counterpart. Polar pattern, low-cut, and pad setting on this microphone can be changed easily without using a tool, and it fits nicely on its shockmount.
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Q:In what sonic or engineering ways is the AT2050 different from the AT4050?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. These are completely different microphones in two different lines. The 20 series is our entry level recording microphones, while our 40 series is our premier line of recording microphones. Most of the specs, which you can view on the product page for each, are completely different as well as the frequency response. The AT2050 is a very nice microphone, but not as nice as the AT4050.
Q:What PreAmp should I use with the AT2050
A:The AT2035 operates 11-52v of phantom power. Please reference your preamp specs to identify compatibility.
Q:I've got an xlr to 3.5mm and a Phantom power supply but the microphone is still not working?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. I think you need to talk with our Audio Solutions department. They can help with this. Call them at 330-686-2600 ext 5000.
Q:XLR To 3.5mm Plug
A:The AT2020, and any other XLR Condenser microphone will not work with an XLR to 3.5mm cable. You would need to purchase a Phantom Power supply as well, as the AT2020, AT2035, AT2050 (etc.) all require 48v of Phantom Power. This is often supplied by a mixer, but you would need to make certain.
Q:Hard Case for AT2050?
A:Unfortunately, Audio-Technica does not manufacture a specific hard-shell case for the AT2050. However, I have used the SKB Small Mil-Std Waterproof Case with plenty of side-address microphones, because of its customized puzzle foam. There are many versions and sizes. Minimum size to fit a Mic and Shockmount will be 12" x 9" x 4". I would contact an audio retailer inquire of the SKB Small Mil-Std Waterproof Case.
Q:What is the vertical pickup pattern for the AT2050 in each of the three polar patterns.
A:Thank you for your inquiry. Please see the below link for the polar patterns of each setting.
Q:Problem with sound output
A:Thank you for your inquiry. The AT2050 is a mono microphone. You cannot produce a stereo image with this microphone.
Q:best way to mic a Steinway Baby Grand B with 2 AT 2050's
A:My suggestion is to mic the piano at full stick with the two AT2050 set to a cardiod pattern. Keep in mind that the AT2050 are side address mics, so the active sides should point toward the piano. Place the mics on stands about 4-5 feet away from piano in a near-coincident position at a height that would bisect the opening of the piano lid.
A:Thank you for your inquiry. With the microphones in cardioid pattern, the front of the mcrophones should be point downward toward the hammers. If using 2 microphone place one mic to cover low side and one the high side.