Audio-Technica AT2020

Condenser Microphone

  • 16 mm diaphragm
  • Cardioid characteristic
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Dynamic range: 124 dB (typical), 1 kHz max. SPL
  • Sensitivity: 7 dB (14.1mV) re1V at 1Pa
  • Impedance 100 Ohm
  • Max. SPL: 144 dB (1kHz, 1% THD)
  • Requires 48V phantom power
  • Dimensions 162 x 52 mm
  • Weight 345 g
  • Incl. mount and pouch
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Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included No
USB Microphone No

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Excellent first mic

Kalpagony, 13.02.2018
This was the first condenser microphone I ever purchased- about 9 years ago, and have been using it since. Recorded a few albums and other projects with it, and it still works great and is the workhorse of my home studio. A few months ago I decided to buy another one to be able to record in stereo.
1. Build quality is great. Sturdy. After 9 years the mount still holds firmly and the cable insert is as tight as ever.
2. Features. Not much options here, simple cardioid polar pattern without any padding or filter switches. At the price it's okay though. Also, less stuff to get ruined. And if this is your first mic it's a great learning tool for mic placement and stuff.
3. Handling. I don't really like the mount, it's not very practical, a bit tricky to get the mic in good position. But once it's there it holds firmly so it does the job I guess. A separate shock mount might be a good investment.
4. Sound. I haven't really used better quality mics on a regular basis so I don't have much to compare it to but so far I managed to get nice results with it. Very versatile if you play around with placement. Very nice clean sound, but can be a bit flat and thin while being low mid heavy at the same time if you don't bother with correct positioning. I recorded countless instruments with it, made recordings of 50+ tracks with only this mic and had pleasing results. Great for drum overheads as well, I also tried it as a wurst mic and does a surprisingly good job at it.
5. All in all this is an excellent first choice for the home studio and can be your main mic for years. I think it is great value for the money and upgrading would only be a noticable plus if you bought stuff around 3-4× the price of this.
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Great value studio condenser mic

Mike the Drums, 12.03.2014
I am recording live drums on demos and band tracks. I bought a pair of these AT2020 mics to use as drum overheads, after also considering others such as Behringer B1, Studio Projects B1, Samson C01, etc. I chose this model for sound quality and build quality based on reviews.

Set up in the 'recorderman' configuration, the AT2020's capture a nice balanced stereo image across the drums with a nice 'live' sound that doesn't require your room to be perfect. Add kick and snare and you have a great basic working drum sound with only 4 mics.

I am very happy with these mics. The sound is excellent and they are well-built. They don't have a lot of features (no pad or roll-off), so what you see is what you get; but they do the job very well.
Of course there are better mics on the market, but you have to spend an awful lot more to get a significant improvement. I tested my AT2020's against a friend's AKG C214 (which costs four times the price). The C214 was just a little warmer at high frequencies, but with a little EQ they were almost indistinguishable.
Highly recommended for the price.

(Don't forget to buy a shock-mount! T-bone SSM 6 works well with this mic).
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