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Stereo Condenser Video/Recording Microphone

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  • Features
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  • Overview

    Capture the realism of live sound with two mics in one. The ATR6250 provides extremely affordable, high-quality stereo pickup in a single microphone. Its compact design is ideal for use with video cameras and portable audio recorders. Provided with a range of professional accessories, this price/performance leader is ruggedly built to endure the realities of day-to-day use.
  • Features

    • High-quality stereo pickup in a single mic

    • Plugs into your video camera or audio recorder

    • Includes short camera cable & long recording cable

    • Generously equipped with accessories

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTStereo condenser
    POLAR PATTERNDual cardioid
    IMPEDANCE600 ohms
    WEIGHT79 g (2.8 oz) without cable
    OUTPUT CONNECTORScrew-in 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo (female)
    CABLESCamera Cable: 0.2 m (8") long, 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo to 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo
    Recording Cable: 3 m (9.8') long, 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo to two 3.5 mm (1/8") mono plugs
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDProfessional camera mount; interchangeable mic-stand base; foam windscreen; two 3.5 mm (1/8") to 6.3 mm (1/4") mono adapters; AA battery

  • Downloads

    ATR6250 Manual (pdf 174.28 KB)
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    I have an iPhone 6s with a 3.5 mm headphone jack so if I plug the microphone directly into my phone and record will it make the sound quality on my videos better?


    As the connection in the smartphone is a communications port, you will require a proper adapter to accomplish your task. You may find helpful information on this topic here: I would recommend using the following adapter available through some authorized Audio-Technica Dealers.


    I have an ATR 6250 with a 3.5mm female TRS connection that screws in. I'm trying to use that with a Panasonic HCX 1000 camcorder that has female XLR connections for audio. I've found an 8ft trs to XLR cable but it doesn't seem to make contact, I think due to the lack of a screw in connection. Is there a cable or adapter you can recommend? if so, is ten feet too long to get good audio for the recommended cable? Thank you.


    Your issue is likely that you are sending a stereo signal (tip = left, ring = right, sleeve = shared ground) to a balanced connection and are likely phase canceling out the signal. Similar topics may be found here: This setup is not recommended as this wiring configuration is not readability available and while you may build your own cable or adapter, you are still loosing your "stereo" configuration. I would recommend using a standard TS to XLR adapter which should at least get you up and running.


    How do I get my phone, Samsung Galaxy S6, to record through this microphone?


    Thank you for your inquiry. You will probably need some type of adapter to make this work.


    I went to use my ATR6250 and I noticed that the threaded jack appeared to have greenish colored corrosion. I then tried to unscrew the body to check the AA battery and I was not able to unscrew it. Having experienced a similar problem with an aluminum flashlight that had battery caused corrosion, I suspect that the AA battery in side the ATR6250 has leaked. Please advise.


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


    Cables length? I interested this microphone know cable leght


    To provide you with the best possible answer/support, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area:


    Can I plug the microfone in my pc?


    As long as your computer has a dedicated 3.5 mm MICROPHONE jack, yes, the microphone will plug directly into it. If it does NOT have a dedicated microphone jack but has a single combined headphone/microphone jack, you will need to use an adapter such as the KM-IPHONE-MIC smartphone adapter available from between the microphone and the computer.


    Mic Diameter What is the diameter of the Audio Technica ATR6250?


    The ATR6250 has a 22mm diameter. Usually questions like this involve "which accessories can I use with the ATR6250." To have that question answered for you (relative to your application), please include your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    hi, can I connect an 10 meers extention cable to the ATR6250 MIC? Thank you, I am connecting the ATR6250 to a panasonic ag-ac7 camcorder which it has a 3.5mm input, the question is if I can use a extention cable so I can place the mic on a table 10 meters (30 feet) away form the cam? Thank you in advance John


    Thank you for your inquiry. I think you are opening yourself up to picking up noise. An unbalanced cable needs to be as short as possible.


    Can I use this mic with my MACBOOK PRO/IPHONE? Sir, can we use this MIC with MACBOOK PRO / IPHONE / ANDROID Mobile Set? Can you explain battery for what? what's the purpose of battery? is required all time?


    If you are not located in the United States, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area: Thanks!


    Is the ATR-6250 compatible with an iPad Mini? Would I need any extra adapters to make it work? This is to capture live audio in an interview setting outside.


    iPods, iPads, iPhones, and other smart devices of the sort, feature a Headphone Output, not a microphone input. HOWEVER, there is an adapter from called the KM-IPHONE-MIC that will allow you to connect an external microphone, such as the ATR6250, to such device. In other words, you will need the KM-IPHONE-MIC to connect an ATR6250 to an iPad Mini. Thanks!