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X/Y Stereo Microphone

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

  • Overview

    Ideal for video camera-mount use, stereo field recording, interviews and home recording, Audio-Technica’s versatile AT8022 stereo condenser offers a compact housing and the pristine sound quality of a live sound field. Its coincident capsule configuration produces an X/Y stereo image in a small housing. The microphone is supplied with two cables for use with either pro or consumer gear. It offers switchable low-frequency roll-off and the convenience of battery or phantom power. The microphone is fully RoHS-compliant – free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS).
  • Features

    • Innovative capsule configuration produces accurate stereo image in smaller housing

    • Compact, lightweight design is perfect for video camera-mount use as well as for stereo field recording, interviews and home recording

    • Ideal for use with handheld digital recording devices

    • Operates on battery or phantom power—for use with pro or consumer equipment

    • Switchable low-frequency roll-off

    • Includes two cables: one balanced (two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output); one unbalanced (3.5 mm TRS at output)

    • RoHS-compliant – free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPhantom: –38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Battery: –38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPhantom: 250 ohms
    Battery: 300 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPhantom: 128 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Battery: 120 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)Phantom: 109 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Battery: 101 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical (each channel)
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.7 mA / 700 hours typical
    SWITCHBattery On/Off; Flat, roll-off
    WEIGHT247 g (8.7 oz)
    DIMENSIONS186.0 mm (7.32") long,
    47.6 mm (1.87") head diameter
    21.0 mm (0.83") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 5-pin XLRM-type
    CABLESBalanced: 2.0 m (6.5') long, 8 conductor, shielded, vinyl-jacketed stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output end;
    Unbalanced: 0.6 m (2.0') long stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and 3.5 mm TRS connector at output end
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
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  • Downloads

    AT8022 Specification Sheet (pdf 333.25 KB)
    AT8022 Submittal Sheet (pdf 197.57 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    This mike is the best for avrage day to day recording.


    This mike is the best sounding mike in my oppinion for general ambiant recording and average home use. Pluss, you can also use it as a pro mike which is pretty cool. The quality of the sound is ausom. It's very clear, the stereo immage is very accurate. It's also nice and wide. The other thing I just love is that it addapts to what ever recorder you use it with. It's not noisy at all just about. If the recorder has a low flore, then that's what you'll get. It's also nice and light. The only thing that conserns me is that the XLR to 8 intch TRS cable seems to be a bit stringgy, flimzy, and weak. Pluss, in some situations, the 2 feet of it aren't enough saddly. You can very easily strech this cable too far and either pull it out, or make it too tight. So, I've baught an extention for it from Radio Shack. I would ask Audio-technica to consider extending the cable, and making a tougher cote. Other then that, this mike is just the best. I love it. If I were to compair it to it's older brothers, I'd say that it's like the AT8025. When I used it on my PC whith it's builtin sound card, it sounded just like the AT8025 sounds on a Mirantz PMD671. That was just way cool. I really love it. I can't weight to try it on anything Sound-devices, and running it on phantom power. That will be just so cool. in conclusion, it's well worth the money, you'll love it. I wish there was a mono mike to compliment it for when you want to record in mono.

    Danbury, CT, USA

    AT8022 X/Y Stereo Microphone

    5.0 1


  • Q & A

    Would the polar pattern be considered 90 or 120 degrees for the AT8022 ? The documentation doesn't seem clear on this point.


    As you know, the pickup angle is frequency dependent and around 1kHz, the AT8022 is comparable to a 90 degree X/Y configuration.


    What are the operating temperatures for this mircophone? I plan to be in sub freezing temperatures while recording, so I want to know how cold can it get and not work. Also, I don't want to damage the microphone. Thank you.


    Thank you for your inquiry. The problem with cold is that a stiff diaphragm becomes noisy. Freezing the mic will not hurt it. HOWEVER, with freezing you automatically create HUMIDITY. No way around this. If using the mic in a freezing location, it should be expected to be noisier and have frequency response change (due to stiffness of diaphragm) and added noise due to moisture which messes with element capacitance. When the mic is removed from freezing the condition, it should be placed in a dry location - maybe box with desiccant bag. So, in answer to the general question - cold creates high humidity and diaphragm stiffness. Small changes in frequency response and noise will be noticeable.