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Unidirectional Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Engineered for durability, excellent speech intelligibility and reliable performance, the ATR1300 offers full-sounding professional pickup. It is ideal for vocal and instrument miking in performance and practice, and features a unidirectional polar pattern for feedback protection.
  • Features

    • Professional sound quality for vocals & instruments

    • Focused pickup helps prevent feedback

    • Rugged metal construction for long-lasting performance

    • Conveniently-located on/off switch

    • Includes stand clamp & detachable 5 m (16.5') cable (XLR to 1/4" phone plug)

  • Specifications

    POLAR PATTERNUnidirectional
    IMPEDANCE500 ohms
    WEIGHT329 g (11.6 oz) without cable
    CABLEDetachable, replaceable 5 m (16.5') cable (XLR to 1/4")
    ACCESSORY FURNISHEDAdjustable stand clamp

  • Downloads

    ATR1300 Manual (pdf 664.21 KB)
  • Reviews



    I use this mic with ham/amateur radios. I get excellent audio reports and in comparison to mics ten-15 times the cost of this monster,i had to get 3 more of these 1300s. outstanding for the price.

    okanagan bc canada


    Broke rather quickly


    used it with my band for a few weeks before it broke, and i took pretty good care of idk why it broke so soon



    You get what you pay for


    I picked this up on impulse at a local pawn shop, like new in box. We wanted a mic for the kids to sing into and this was a cheap "karaoke" mic. It works fine for that. Very light for the kids, picks up their voices accurately. Down side is that you have to practically eat the mic to get good pick up, it's not very sensitive. Also very poppy. For a kid's karaoke mic that will see some abuse, this is an ok purchase. If you want to do anything get what you pay for.



    Excellent microphone for the price


    I like this microphone, because of how clearly it picks up my voice compared to other PC oriented microphones that I've had. I'm not sure how well it compares to the more expensive models, but all I needed was something to start singing with. The quality far surpassed my expectations for it's price. It's build quality is also quite nice. I've fumbled it around quite a few times, and I haven't noticed any decrease in performance. This microphone is excellent at keeping background noises down if you keep it very close to your mouth. For use with a computer, I find that using a small pre-amplifier helps a lot. While it's not necessary it does help when you use it for casual talking or for recording instruments. Pretty much for when you don't need to kiss the microphone. While recording on computer without an amplifier, you must get very close to the microphone to get a good sound. I have to touch my lips to the microphone while talking quite loudly to get a good level of sound out of it. Later I can amplify the recording a bit to get a good volume, and the recording will still be very clean and crisp. I've tested it on a few amplified speaker cabinets, and it does work very well for that. Nice crisp and clean sound.

    Gillette, WY, USA

    ATR1300 Unidirectional Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone

    3.8 4


  • Q & A

    how can i connect my ATR1300 microphone to SONY BRAVIA model KDL-55W950B


    Thank you for your inquiry. I do not believe that you can without some type of mixer.


    How do I connect this microphone to my laptop for it to work? Can I get an extra XLR to 3.5mm stereo cable to connect to my microphone adapter in my laptop or an XLR to USB connector or some other method?


    Some computers have a single 3.5mm connection rather than a separate microphone connection and headphone connection. Additionally, some computers have a LINE level input rather than a MIC level input. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with determining what XLR to USB inline audio interface may work best for your setup.


    I would like to use the ATR1300 in an Amateur radio transceiver(Icom IC-7300) It has an 8 pin jack so i would need some kind of adapter??? Thanks for any help. Bill


    Yes, you may adapt the standard XLR audio connection from the microphone to the proper input of the MIC Input device you are wanting to connect to. You may contact the manufacture of your radio to inquire on their device.


    Is this compatible with the Pro series 5 wireless system?




    I've been troubleshooting it all night and yet my system refuses to recognize that it's a recording device. I've checked and all my drivers are updated. Funnily enough it does play back audio through the mic, it just doesn't record. What's the problem?

    Grace the Great

    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    Compatible with Computer? I bought this mic for vocal use on a computer. Obviously the cord will not work for that. What type of cord would I need? This mic looks awesome, and I'd rather not go through the difficulties of returning something shipped to me.


    Since microphone jacks on computers today are typically stereo, you may want to replace the provided cable with a cable that has a 3-pin XLR female jack on one end and a 3.5mm (1/8 inch) stereo (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) mini-plug on the other end. Use a cable that has been wired to put the microphone signal, which is mono, on both the tip (left channel) and the ring (right channel) of the plug. This will put the microphone audio on both the left and right channels of your computer. Without a cable that has been wired specifically to do this, microphone audio will appear on the left channel of the computer only. One such cable is the model XVM-115F made by Hosa.


    Help explaining "ACG" from computer sound When my microphone is set up to record with my computer, and I open the Sound profile for the microphone Properties - under the Tab "Custom" - there is a feature option to select that is identified only by the acronym, "ACG". It is clear that the microphone gain jumps greatly when I activate the feature, but I know nothing else about this. Can you tell me more? Is it your feature? Should this be used or not? Thank you for your time and response.


    This is not a feature of the microphone itself. Rather, it is a feature built into your computer. It might be "Automatic Gain Control". For a further explanation, please contact the manufacturer of your computer. Thanks!


    Does the ATR 1300 plug directly into a laptop computer 3.5mm jack?


    It does not. The ATR1300 Microphone comes with a cable that is fitted with a 1/4 inch (mono) plug on the output end. To use it with the microphone jack on a computer, you would need to add a 1/4 inch mono (female) to 3.5mm stereo (male) adapter to put the mic audio on both the left and right sides of your computers audio track.


    ATR1300 in RF environment Hi, I'm planning on using the ATR1300 in an Amateur Radio environment. Does the ATR1300 have any shielding to prevent RF feedback? Tnx, Mike


    Because the ATR1300 is a dynamic element type microphone and contains no active circuitry, radio frequency interference is not a concern.


    Mic clamp and manual Hi, Will the mic clamp on the ATR1300 thread onto a On Stage DS7200 desk stand? The thread is 5/8"-27 and I'm assuming that is industry standard. Also, when I search for the manual nothing is found, why? Tnx, Mike


    Typically speaking, microphones do not come with directions/instructions. This is because they are considered the accessory to the input device. If your device is specified to have a microphone-input (not to be confused with a Headphone Output, or a Line-Level input), then it should have instructions on how to connect and configure a/an (external) microphone. The ATR1300 comes with an adjustable microphone stand clamp, that should be able to screw onto the On Stage DS7200, because both are 5/8 - 27 thread compatible. Thanks!