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AT2022

X/Y Stereo Microphone


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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview


    The AT2022 is a condenser microphone designed for stereo recording. Two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for narrow (90) or wide (120) stereo operation. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. Designed for general stereo recording and field sound capture, the AT2022 provides the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field. The microphone comes equipped with a stand clamp, AA battery, fuzzy windscreen and .5 m cable that terminates in a 3.5 mm stereo plug.
  • Features


    • X/Y stereo microphone with unique pivoting electret condenser capsules for ultimate flexibility

    • Provides the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field

    • Battery operation allows use with most recording devices

    • Switchable low-frequency roll-off minimizes pickup of unwanted low-frequency noise

    • User-selectable 90 or 120 stereo operation for narrow or wide pickup patterns

    • Ideal for general stereo recording and field sound capture

    • Excellent channel separation

    • Included fuzzy windscreen offers excellent wind protection

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTSFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNX/Y Stereo
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE2020,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF150 Hz, 6 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    CHANNEL BALANCE<2.5 dB
    IMPEDANCE200 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL122 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)103 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V AA/UM3
    WARNING: The AT2022 is designed for battery operation only. Do not attempt to use when phantom power is present. Possible damage to the microphone may result.
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE1.2 mA / 500 hours typical (alkaline)
    SWITCHOff, on/flat, on/roll-off
    WEIGHT270 g (9.5 oz)
    DIMENSIONS192.0 mm (7.56") long,
    65.0 mm (2.56") maximum head diameter,
    21.0 mm (0.83") body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE0.5 m (1.6') long, 3 conductor, shielded, vinyl-jacketed stereo cable with 3-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and 3.5 mm (1/8") TRS connector at output end
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; fuzzy windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
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    POLAR PATTERN
    1 kHz in 90-degree position
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    8 kHz in 90-degree position
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    200 Hz in 90-degree position
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    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    AT2022 Submittal Sheet (pdf 254.13 KB)
    AT2022 Specification Sheet (pdf 341.61 KB)
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    Hi please tell me if AT2022 is suitable for stereo Casette recorder Panasonic RQ-A200 with jack 3.5mm?

    VuDinhLoc

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

    Brent

    Hi, I am looking to purchase a stereo condensor mic for recordings with my acapella quartet The AT-2022 seems to fit my requirement just right, only that I have some queries - I intend to use it mainly for studio recordings and small stage shows. The spec says the output is an unbalanced Stereo XLRM - 1. At the studio, how do I split the signal so that I can connect it to the two balanced XLR inputs on my sound card. If connected, will I get two seperate L & R signals on two tracks or will be it a just one summation and its duplicate on another? 2. At the stage, if i connect it to a mixer controller via a single balanced xlr cable(like all other mono mics), will i lose one part of the signal? Pls suggest best way to connect in this set up.

    Joe

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

    Brent

    What is the Self Noise of this microphone?

    Jake

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

    Brent

    Hello i have a AT 2022 stereo microphone can i have a cable that will go from the microphone XLR-F to two XLR-M ?

    sylvan

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    I need more cable length. If I run a standard xlr cable out of the mic and attach the other end of the xlr to the 1/8 inch stereo adapter, will the signal be in stereo again at that point? From there I would plug it into an 1/8 inch input on my zoom H6, hopefully as a stereo signal...

    bobby

    Yes, you may use a standard XLR as a go between the AT2022 and the included XLR to TRS 3.5mm cable to keep a stereo signal.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Is there a Mike cable terminating in two 1/8" or RCA jacks (R & L channel stereo) available for this microphone? I need to connect to a Korg MR-1 digital recorder that has two 1/8 input jacks for stereo right and left channels.

    Gary

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    I have tried multiple recorders and cameras the sound isn't very loud even cut up it's so quiet what is causeing that

    Jeremy

    Various things can be causing your issue. You will want to make certain you are plugging into a stereo MIC level input and not a balanced input or a LINE level input. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    I'd like to know if I can send mono summed to an xlr-m? Effectively, is like to use this with a straight xlr, not Y-cable, and have the signal serve as the side in an m/s array. Would I be better served with a figure-8 microphone?

    James

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that even though this microphone has a 3 pin XLR output connecter it is not wired the same as a standard XLR. Also note that this microphone has two elements aligned in an X/Y configuration. In a Mid side set up you use a cardioid center mic along with a figure of eight mic with two outputs (one inverted). Also, when summing two outputs, a proper summing configuration is necessary.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    My AT2022 came with an xlr to 1/8 in cable, and i've been using it as an external mic with my digital recorder (SONY PCM-M10). But I just got a new digital recorder (TASCAM DR-40) which is xlr capable (as well as 1/8 in), so I was wondering if I could plug my AT2022 into my digital recorder with an xlr cable instead...and if so would there be any advantage to doing that instead of the 1/8 in? (Like might it cut down on noise or anything like that?)

    Gabriella

    To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: audio-solutions@atus.com Thanks! NOTE: DO NOT SEND PHANTOM POWER TO THE AT2022!

    ATUS_Specialist2

    I am wondering if this would be a good choice for drum overheads. Can you use it in one channel of a audio interface? If so, what kind of cable would be required and would it still be in stereo?

    jojo

    The signal is summed inside the microphone and gives you a single XLR output. You may use any standard XLR cable to connect the standard 3 pin XLR from the bottom of the microphone to an XLR Microphone input on your interface.

    ATUS_Specialist3