Audio-Technica AT 2050

Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • 3 Switchable characteristics: Cardioid, omnidirectional, figure eight
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Switchable Low-Cut 80 Hz
  • Switchable -10 dB pad
  • Impedance: 120 Ω
  • 149 DB SPL max.
  • Weight: 412 g
  • Incl. AT 8458 Tripod adapter and bag
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Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Excellent all purpose microphone

Callum T., 31.10.2015
A potential rival for the popular Rode NT1A, the AT2050 is a sturdy and compact large diaphragm condenser with some extra features.

The microphone itself comes with a secure cage to hold it and clip to a stand, and fits in quite snugly. You also have the option for a filter switch and db cut on the microphone, as well as switchable polar patterns.

In use, it delivers a smooth and clean sound, especially on vocals, where it really shines. There is some slight boost in the higher frequency range, making it ideal for vocals to really shine through in a mix.

It is also incredibly sturdy, and mine survived a waist height drop with no visible damage whatsoever!

A must-have microphone for the 'bedroom producer' or small studio owner
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Useful & competent mic.

21.12.2016
This is a very versatile large diaphragm condenser mic, with figure of 8, cardiod, & hypercardiod settings. Solid & robust construction. I've mainly used it in fig. of 8 with another mic using the 'mid-side' technique. It gives a very neutral, well balanced sound, and is not one of those mics that seem to add their own colour or tone to recordings.
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