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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Reviews
  • 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
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF150 Hz, 6 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE200 ohms
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)103 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    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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    1 kHz in 90-degree position
    8 kHz in 90-degree position
    200 Hz in 90-degree position

  • Downloads

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

  • Q & A

    What is the Self Noise of this microphone?


    You may contact Audio-Technica Australia for further assistance.


    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 ?


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


    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...


    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.


    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.


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


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


    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 for assistance with this.


    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?


    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.


    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?)


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


    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?


    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.


    Cable extension What cable could be used to extend the mic 6 feet?


    You may use a standard XLR cable.


    Phantom power and 3.5mm to XLR pair Two questions regarding this mic: 1. I want to use this microphone with my audio recorders (Tascam DR-40 and Tascam DR-680), and also my cameras (Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic GH3). I am aware that the mic should not be used with phantom power, but I wonder if the small voltage produced by camera preamps is consider "lethal" to this mic. Neither of my cameras provide phantom power, but I believe all DSLR cameras with mic preamps produce a minimal amount of voltage for use with condenser mics. Unfortunately, I am unable to find technical specs on the mic input and any related voltage that may be present. 2. Does Audio Technica make, or recommend, a splitter cable that will allow splitting the 3.5mm TRS male plug to a pair of XLR male connectors?


    Thank you for your inquiry. You would wire the cable like this. Female XLR Pin 1 to Male XLR (number 1) Pin1 Female XLR Pin 1 to Male XLR (number 2) Pin1 Female XLR Pin 2 to Male XLR (number 1) Pin2 Female XLR Pin 3 to Male XLR (number 2) Pin2


    After watching demo videos by Audio Technica, showing the mic in use with a DSLR, it seems that this mic is safe to use with a DSLR as they don't provide true phantom power. The other part of my question is one that others have asked about, regarding a stereo splitter cable that terminates with two XLR connectors. Most of the XLR to XLR splitter cables I have seen are "Y" cables, meaning that they wouldn't split the left and right channels of the AT2022. They are meant to split a mono source to two devices. I suppose it would be easy enough to figure out the pin wiring configuration of this mic and wire up your own cable, but if anyone has found a stereo XLR splitter cable, please post it here for others to know about.