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ATR2100-USB

Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone


U.S. Lifetime Limited End-user Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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

  • Overview


    The ATR2100-USB is designed to take you from the stage to the studio and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone offers two outputs, USB output for digital recording, and an XLR output that connects with a sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance. The microphone plugs right into your computerís USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. The ATR2100-USB also offers a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity, and a headphone output with level control for monitoring. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear. The microphone is ideal for live performance, podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use.
  • Features


    • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output

    • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance

    • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use

    • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone

    • Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone

    • High-quality AD convertor with 16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate

    • Compatible with Windows and Mac

    • Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response

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

    • Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use

    • Threaded stand clamp attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand

    • USB and XLR cables included

    • Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance

    • On/off switch functions for both USB and analog operation


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE50 Ė 15,000 Hz
    POWER REQUIREMENTSUSB Power (5V DC)
    BIT DEPTH16 bit
    SAMPLE RATE44.1 kHz/48 kHz
    CONTROLSOn/off switch;
    headphone volume control
    WEIGHT268 g (9.5 oz)
    DIMENSIONS183.0 mm (7.20") long,
    51.0 mm (2.01") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORUSB-type/XLR-type
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT POWER10 mW @ 16 ohms
    HEADPHONE JACK3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDStand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 2 m (6.6') mini USB cable; 3 m (9.8') XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable



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  • Downloads

    ATR2100-USB Manual (pdf 941.02 KB)
    ATR2100-USB FCC DOC (pdf 162.82 KB)
  • Reviews

    The USB Port is Garbage

    1

    I had this for about four months and loved how easy it was to use. I should have read more reviews. Like many others, the USB port went out simply by me moving the cord. This is ridiculous. I will be filing a warranty claim.

    Phoenix

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    Avoid this Product

    1

    Sounds great, but doesn't last long -- it's broken after less than 2 months. I've tried to connect it via USB with multiple cables across multiple computers and it just isn't being recognized. This seems to be a known problem with this mic but they're still selling 'em.

    Utah

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    Great mic, bad USB connector

    2

    I've been very happy with this mic for the last six months. I've had it set-up in my office on a swing arm in the same spot since purchase. I recently moved the swing arm mic stand and had to disconnect the USB cord from the rear of the mic. Now the mic doesn't work. I tried the same USB cord with my old mic, and it still works fine. I used the ATR-2100 for about 8-15 hours a week, and performance has met my expectations. I'm disappointed in the flimsy connection for the USB. I will likely start the warranty process this week.

    Austin, Texas

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    Works GREAT and sounds GREAT!

    5

    I bought this microphone after reading very positive reviews on some voiceover sites. They compared it very favorably to the Hyle PR40. So, it was an instant sell. It sounds, in my opinion, better than a Shure sm57 and it can do the same jobs. It feels solid! It works GREAT for recording in Reaper. I am very happy with the mic. I liked it a lot more when I bought it for under $40. but at it's current price, it's still a good product.

    Southern California

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    This a great mic, especially for the price

    5

    This mic has lasted me for 2 years with no problems. The audio quality is very good but the audio is not the absolute best because it is very good for the price. I use this for commentary and for singing and I have had no problems. The only thing I would have to say about it is that you have to be fairly close to it to get good volume. Also, it is a bit bass-y from my experiences but it should be fine as it isn't too bad.

    Oakland, Ca

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    Mostly satisified. Good product.

    4

    Used for over a year with no issues. Mostly use for web conferences. Voice quality is high. Not sure what it's frequency range is as I use mainly for voice. Others reviews say USB failed but I haven't had this issue. If USB failed after 3 uses, probably a manufacture defect. I would return and then write a review.

    San Jose, CA

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    Please never buy this product ever....

    1

    I bought this product for my Tutorial recordings. I ordered it from US, as it was not available in stock in india. I got it after long wait. In only two to three uses, the USB no longer works. Its detects the microphone etc. But no sound at all while recorrding. I searched for drivers, but no drivers or updated drivers on net anyhere. On this website also no drivers at all. I tried on windows 8, windows 10 and Mac Book Pro with Mac OS X

    India

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    Works well thought USB

    4

    I use the microphone for recording voice for video, podcasts, etc., and it has been working well for about 6 months or so. It works well into a Mac running MacOS 10.11, simply appearing in the Control Panel. I use a wind cover and a spit shield, and tend to deploy it on a floor stand to get the height right. For me, the included desk stand is too low. I have had no problems with the USB connection, which is the only one I use. I do use a bit of bass boost on the final product, and you do need it to be quite close to get good volume; about a fist length away, so try to restrict your gesticulations! Overall, good value for money.

    Alaska

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    USB Dead After Three Uses

    1

    It sounded good while it worked but died after just a few uses. Seems to be an issue with the USB port as I have tried multiple cables to no avail.

    USA

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    Stay Away from this Mic

    1

    This thing is junk. Had to send it back once to get a component fixed after 2 uses. The turnaround was good on the mic being "fixed" and returned but it still doesn't work correctly. Windows does not recognize the mic.

    Phoenix

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    ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

    2.5 13

    40.0

  • Q & A

    Is there a diagram or image showing the correct positioning of the microphone relative to the speaker's mouth?

    Michael

    Thank you for your inquiry. The distance from the microphone is determined by the volume of the speaker / singer verses the background noise.

    Rick

    Windows 7 sound control panel not responding after installation of ATR2100-USB. Please advise.

    Tony

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

    Brent

    Hi, I just received one of these microphones (ATR2100) and when I plug it in, there is no USB-device that is recognized, hence I cant use this as a recording device Anyone have a solution to this? Using Windows 10 that I JUST updated a couple days ago

    Lachy

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

    Brent

    Is the ATR2100- USB Microphone compatible with Windows 10?

    Richard

    Yes it is.

    Brent

    Is there a windscreen that will fit this mic? I don't want a pop screen....

    HB

    The AT8114 windscreen will work with the ATR2100-USB microphone.

    Brent

    Hi. I'd like to purchase two of these microphones and use them together recording on an iPad. Do you know if that is possible and what adapter I need? Thank you!

    Guy

    Computers are designed to use one digital audio device at a time.

    Brent

    Where does the microphone get its power, the USB plug or the other cord? Or is it battery powered? I just want to make sure I'm not going to have any problems because I'll be using it for the first time at a live event where I'll be singing. Thanks!

    Alexandria

    USB Bus power.

    Brent

    Is there a way to fix this mic after it gets the USB device not recognised error, or is it dead? I haven't used even used it that much and now it won't work. It looks like this is a pretty common problem. If it can't be fixed, why are you still selling them?

    Nick

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

    Brent

    Hello, I have just recieved my new ATR2100, I have a macbook and when I plug in the USB, the computer does not recognize the microphone, and does not appear in my sound settings, any idea what I could do or what I am doing wrong?

    Santiago

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

    Brent

    Can i use 2 of these usb mics at the same time?

    jdimi

    Thank you for your inquiry. That depends on your OS.On windows no, but on a Mac using aggrate device set up it may be possible.

    AudioSolutionsManager