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Audio-Technica Introduces AT2010 Stage Companion to Successful AT2020 Large Studio Condenser

Aimed at musicians looking to upgrade from a dynamic vocal microphone to a higher quality condenser

Leeds 02-12-2007 Audio-Technica has introduced the AT2010 handheld cardioid condenser microphone, a stage companion to the hugely successful AT2020 affordable studio model. Aimed at musicians looking to upgrade from a dynamic vocal microphone to a higher quality condenser model for live performance, the AT2010 has a suggested selling price of £79.95 inc. VAT.

Launched at Winter NAMM, the AT2010 handheld shares the large, 16 mm low mass diaphragm of the AT2020 side firing studio model. This continues Audio-Technica’s tradition of developing winning live vocal microphones from its large diaphragm studio models, bringing the same studio signal quality to live performance.

The rugged handheld offers all of the sonic performance advantages of a high quality large studio condenser, but at a price point competitive with leading dynamic vocal microphones. Ideal for use in live performance where phantom power is available (e.g. from the mixing desk), the AT2010 excels wherever articulate, crystal-clear vocals are required. An extended flat frequency response (40-20,000 Hz) and superior transient response, provides a smooth and naturally transparent sound.

The AT2010’s fixed cardioid polar pattern provides isolation of the direct signal source from other on-stage sounds to the side and rear. The microphone is able to handle extremely high SPLs (up to 136 dB) and has a wide dynamic range (113 dB); its multi-stage grille offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity.

48V phantom power is required from either the mixing console or stage box, or from an in-line source such as the Audio-Technica AT8801 single-channel and CP8506 four-channel phantom power supplies. Output from the AT2010 is via a low-impedance, 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The AT2010 measures 7.05" long, has a maximum body diameter of 2.00", weighs 8.2 oz, and comes with the AT8470 Quiet-Flex™ microphone stand clamp and a soft protective carrying pouch.

The AT2010 will be available in the UK from March 2007 with an RRP of £79.95 inc VAT and Euro 99,00 excluding VAT.