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AT2020

Cardioid Condenser Microphone


U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • Overview


    The AT2020 reviews are in! Click here for details.

    Audio-Technicas stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. The AT2020: the new standard for affordable side-address studio condensers.
  • Features

    • The price/performance standard in side-address studio condenser microphone technology

    • Ideal for project/home-studio applications

    • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility

    • Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response

    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    • Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely for easy and precise placement of the microphone
  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-20,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    NOISE20 dB SPL
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 2 mA typical
    WEIGHT12.1 oz (345 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.38" (162.0 mm) long,
    2.05" (52.0 mm) maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDStand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER7
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  • Downloads

    AT2020 Specification Sheet (pdf 109.46 KB)
    AT2020 Review Excerpts
    AT2020 Submittal Sheet (pdf 361.52 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    A cheap standard for voice

    5

    It's a great cheap side address condenser. What else could you ask for?

    Pennsylvania

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    Overall, a wonderful yet inexpensive microphone

    5

    Hello, I cut voice tracks at home for industrial videos, films and radio spots. My past go to mic was a NADY ribbon but after auditioning several condensers including CAD, Rode, AKG and a newer APEX ribbon, I thought I'd give the AT 2020 a try. My radio network client said use this from now on. I now have 2 and will keep the APEX ribbon because it look retro and cool, and my Shure SM57's for outside work.

    Washougal, WA

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    No matter what you can afford, you should ow this mic!

    5

    As a voice over and spot radio announcer of 48 years, I have used a lot of mics. I have been a fan of ribbons and own several but those lack a sparkle and punch. After many condensers from AKG Perception models an inexpensive CAD and Rode NT1-A, this seems to be the best so far. Plus is about $100! If I could afford a Neumann U-87, I would likely use it, but this is a very close second in sound. Really!

    Portland, OR area

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    I Love My At2020

    5

    I have a Youtube channel i use this mic for recording and it is just a amazing microphone. I think it is truly the best mic under $100 you can get.

    Berlin, Vt

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    Has been a GREAT mic for Gaming, Streaming & Teleconferences

    5

    I was done with headset mic setups so went in search for a good quality Condenser Microphone that would meet my Gaming, Streaming and Work Teleconferencing needs. After a lot of research and comparing the AT2020 with mics from Yeti and Razer I was confident in choosing the AT2020. The quality is better than I expected, I often get a sound check from coworkers and the response is always one of disbelief that I am using a Condenser mic on a boom over my monitor - the sound is crystal clear and with no interference or noise. If you go with the non USB model,, make sure you match the XLR cables and phantom power source / pre-mixer quality with the quality of this microphone and you will not be disappointed.

    Brisbane, Australia

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    The mic doesn't work on a Mac.

    1

    I can't seem to get a decent level with this mic. I use a Mac, and it could be the computer's issue, as I've heard the same from other Mac users. Regardless, the mic is useless to me, whatever the cause of this issue.

    Saskatoon, Sk. Canada

    Is good mang

    5

    Is still good mang

    Zimbabwae

    Home Studio Recording

    5

    I use this mic in my home studio recording setup and the clarity and bass response are remarkable for something in this price range . I have used this for vocals and record acoustic guitars . It is so easy to get a good clean signal within minutes guess you could almost call this plug and play with a few small adjustments on gain structure your set to record .I highly recommend this mic for any recording studio.

    rocknout@centurylink.net

    Great Mic

    5

    The Audio Technica 2020 is great for home studios. You can buy better, but these won�t let you down. The 2020 looks great. I'm not a professional singer, so I can't give the audio quality a perfect score. Others can comment on the small nuances that separate this mic based on audio quality. To me it�s great. But for everything else; the 2020 is like an ox. It's heavy duty and made to last. It can handle ANY audio source. It's got a heavy solid feel. In my research before purchasing this microphone, I couldn't find one review complaining about the quality or reliability of the 2020. Just the opposite, the 2020 is more like a major department store; it may not be the most convenient choice, but when you want to make sure you get what you want the first time, this is the mic to reach for. I have personally verified that this works with a Sax (bari and alto#, guitar amps #8� and 12�), acoustic guitars, and vocals. I currently have it setup in my sound booth and haven�t found a reason to change it out. I actually may buy a second one just so I don�t have to take it down. The only down side is that it�s solid construction makes it a bit heavy, so make sure you have a good mic stand or use a weight at the bottom of your stand.

    Goose Creek, SC, USA

    Superb in every way!

    5

    The Audio Technica AT2020 is my very first foray into the wonderful world of cardoid condenser microphones. As an amateur radio operator, or a ham radio op, I must say this microphone is superb in every way. My reason for giving Ease of Use a "good" rating is like I said, this my very first cardoid condenser mic, I didn't know anything about phantom power supplies or the like. Now that I do know, and have this as my main microphone for my radio station AI4HO, Alpha India Four Hotel Oscar. I have and still receive unsolicited great audio, or, you sound great, what mic are you using. I tell them an Audio Technica AT2020..doesn't everybody use this mic? If you don't know anything about cardoid condenser microphones and are looking for a really, really great inexpensive microphone, then the AT2020 should be first on your list. While this is a great mic for studio both pro and home studio work, this mic also works well with instruments such as the drum, guitars both electric and non electric, tambourines too work well with this mic. Or, if you are a ham radio op like me and want something different in your arsenal of mics, this is it, look no further. The AT2020 by Audio Technica is a microphone for any and all, pro and amateur alike will enjoy the responsiveness and the rugged durability of this microphone. Thank you all for taking the time to read my review, and many thanks go to Audio Technica for building a superb mic in every way.

    Vero Beach, FL, USA

    AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    4.6 14

    100.0

  • Q & A

    Is this microphone omnidirectional

    None

    No, the AT2020 is a directional cardioid pickup.

    Brent

    Do you sell (or recommend) a shock mount specific for this microphone?

    Don

    You may use the AT8458 Shock Mount with the AT2020 microphone. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/windscreens_mounts/4c067771f9e376ca/index.html

    Brent

    Is this microphone compatible with the iPhone ex are?

    JayRay

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

    Brent

    Where can I purchase the AT8466 mount for the AT2020 mic?

    Andrew

    You may contact your state's Audio-Technica Representative for assistance. Additionally, you may contact your local Authorized Audio Technica Dealer for pricing and availability. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/features/6a7d826fd52a9da3/index.html

    Brent

    If i were to buy this microphone now what would i receive in the box only the microphone or will there be a stand and everything included?

    sYn

    You may contact your local Audio-Technica offices for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    How do I make this mic work with the new iPad pro (with usb-c port)? I bought a usb-c to usb adapter but the iPad doesn't seem to recognize it.

    Arnulf

    You may contact your local Audio-Technica offices for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    Can the AT2020 be used in an upside down position!

    Bill

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes , it can.

    Rick

    My at 2020 sound only comes from one side of my headset how can i fix this?

    diego

    As the AT2020 microphone is a mono microphone, a stereo bus signal will be created later in your signal chain.

    Brent

    Hello, what's the shipping weight for the AT2020

    Hamzeh

    Thank you for your inquiry. 1.8 pounds.

    Rick

    I need a desk mount with arm to fit an At2020 usb condenser mic can I get a replacement

    Marlene

    You may use any standard 5/8-27" or 3/8-16" threaded microphone stand with the swivel mount included with the AT2020 microphone. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for additional assistance with this.

    Brent