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— Company offers Podcasters a high-quality, extremely affordable, side-address condenser microphone —

Las Vegas, NV 04-24-2006 NAB CONVENTION — Audio-Technica’s critically acclaimed AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone makes professional sound quality extremely affordable for podcast production as well as for studio and remote broadcast applications. This rugged side-address condenser microphone offers the performance advantages of a high-quality studio microphone at an entry-level price.

Designed for versatile performance in the most demanding production applications, the AT2020 features a custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm, providing extended frequency response plus the ability to handle extremely high SPLs. The microphone has a fixed cardioid polar pattern for isolation of the desired sound source, and offers excellent performance specifications, including a flat, extended frequency response (20 – 20,000 Hz), high SPL handling capability (144 dB), and a wide dynamic range (124 dB). The microphone has been tailored for a very smooth, natural sound with maximum accuracy, making it a perfect complement for today’s digital recording equipment.

The AT2020 comes standard with a pivoting, threaded stand mount, which attaches securely for easy and precise placement. The microphone requires 48V phantom power that may be provided by a mixer/console or a separate, in-line source such as the Audio-Technica AT8801 single-channel and CP8506 four-channel phantom power supplies. Output from the AT2020 is via a low-impedance, 3-pin XLRM-type connector. In addition, the AT2020 measures 6.38" long, has a maximum body diameter of 2.05", weighs 12.1 oz., and comes with a soft protective carrying pouch.

The AT2020 is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $169.00.

Celebrating over 40 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web:

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Turner, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth N3218 during NAB2006 in Las Vegas, NV.