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
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Female Ballad
  • Female Soul
  • Male Ballad
  • Male Soul
  • Ballad Male Dry
  • Ballad Female Dry
  • Soul Female Dry
  • Soul Male Dry
  • Show more

Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included No
USB Microphone No

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 5 % additionally!
Presonus Studio Channel + Audio-Technica AT2020 +
4 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 375 €
Audio-Technica AT2020 + Millenium MS 2003 +
4 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 103 €
RME Fireface 802 + Audio-Technica AT2020 +
6 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 1.399 €

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Audio-Technica AT2020
44% bought this exact product
Audio-Technica AT2020
In stock within 4-5 weeks
In stock within 4-5 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
89 € Add to Basket
Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording
11% bought Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording 189 €
Audio-Technica AT 2035
7% bought Audio-Technica AT 2035 158 €
the t.bone SC 400
6% bought the t.bone SC 400 51 €
Audio-Technica AT2020 USB+
4% bought Audio-Technica AT2020 USB+ 141 €
Our most popular Large Diaphragm Microphones
612 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
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.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Great microphone for home recordings and more
Sheen , 04.05.2019
This is the first microphone that I bought for my home recording sessions as per recommendations from a friend of mine who works as a professional sound engineer. Great microphone for its price.

Great low and high frequencies, but maybe falls a bit short in regards to the mid frequencies. Have been using it to record vocals, different types of sound samples (finger snaps, claps, etc.) as well as acoustic guitars, which sound great through this microphone. Some of the recorded home samples with this microphone have been used later in professionally recorded songs, so you are definitely looking at a great quality, affordable microphone.

Well built, feels strong and durable. Have been using it for more than a year now and have traveled with it for a bit and can't report any issues or damage to the exterior. Does have a good weight which in turn provides steadiness when attached to a microphone stand.

If you are looking for a great microphone to start of with and don't want to bust your bank, I highly recommend getting this microphone. Even though I think it lacks a bit in regards to mid frequencies, other than that this is a great choice.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Everything as expected
Nebi, 24.04.2020
Got this before the estimated date, everything shipped perfectly. Mic working just fine with Steinberg UR12 on Win10 OS, I'm no expert in audio stuff to be honest but setup was really straightforward, Mic input clean as water (Assuming gain is not all the way up ofc) and overall I'm super happy with everything.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Fantastic Microphone
D.J.S, 09.04.2020
I have had this microphone for years so I can confidently say that it's probably one of the best things I've ever bought.

The metal body is sturdy, giving it a good solid foundation. Sound is perfect out of the box and since it has to be coupled with an audio interface, it gives you a good range of input options.

My initial usage for it was mainly communication, coupled with voice work for personal projects. So the quality of this microphone was more than enough to what I needed at the time and continues to satisfy my needs as I started getting into recording music.

From my experience with it, I highly advise getting a foam cover for the microphone as spoken sounds like Ps and Ts can come out a little harsh. So if you can squeeze that into your purchase, you won't regret it!

Overall, if you're looking for a good entry-level microphone to get into studio work, this is the only one I could ever recommend.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
89 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
In stock within 4-5 weeks
In stock within 4-5 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Online Guides
Large Diaphragm Microphones
Large Diaphragm Microphones
They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most popular condenser microphones for you.
 
 
 
 
 
video
Audio Technica AT2020
2:23
Audio Technica AT2020
Rank #6 in Large Diaphragm Microphones
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(3)
Recently Viewed
Millenium MPS-750X E-Drum Mesh Set

Millenium MPS-750X E-Drum Mesh Set, Set containing 1x 10" dual zone mesh snare pad, 3x 10" dual zone mesh tom pads, 1x 8" mesh head kick pad with pedal, 1x 10" hi-hat pad with controller mounted on stand,1x 12" dual...

(3)
Recently Viewed
Behringer CAT

Analogue Synthesiser VCO 1 with 4 miscible waveforms (sawtooth, triangle, pulse and suboctave), Pulse width modulation and two adjustable modulation sources, VCO 2 with 3 mixable waveforms (sawtooth triangle and suboctave) and two adjustable modulation sources, Low pass filter...

Recently Viewed
K&M 80310

K&M 80310 disinfectant stand with bracket; bottle holder dimensions: 102 x 91 mm; base diameter: 275 mm; drip cup can be removed for cleaning; with bracket to fix the disinfectant bottle ; round base; weight: 3,6 kg; colour: pure white;...

(2)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Music Maker's Bundle

iZotope Music Maker's Bundle (ESD); Plugin-Bundle; contains eight essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of BreakTweaker Exp, Stutter Edit, Trash 2, Iris 2, Elements Suite (Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements und RX Elements); supported formats...

Recently Viewed
SE Electronics Reflexion Filter X White

SE Electronics Reflexion Filter X White, portable device for recording live sources with reduced room ambience, helps to obtain a dry vocal or instrument recording, useful in studios without proper acoustic treatment, dimensions: diameter/with 41 cm, height 31 cm, depth...

Recently Viewed
Adam T8V

Adam T8V; Active Nearfield Monitor; 8" Woofer; 1.9" U-ART Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter; 2x Class-D Amp: 70 Watts RMS Woofer, 20 Watts RMS Tweeter; Frequency Range: 33 Hz - 25 kHz; Crossover Frequency: 2.6 kHz; max. SPL: 118 dB (1m /...

(2)
Recently Viewed
AKG K-371-BT

Bluetooth Studio Headphones Closed, Circumaural, Up to 40 hours of operation without cables, 50 mm Driver, Impedance: 32 Ohm, Sensitivity: 114 dB SPL / V, Frequency range: 5 - 40,000 Hz, Oval faux-leather ear pads, Cable on one side,...

Recently Viewed
Rode Wireless GO White

Rode Wireless GO White; Digital Wireless Microphone System; ultra-compact and lightweight set of transmitter and receiver; series III 2.4 GHz digital transmission; clip-on transmitter TX with built-in microphone (omni capsule); maximum SPL: 100 dB; Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 20...

Recently Viewed
Mackie CR3-X

Multimedia Monitors Equipped with a 3" woofer and a 0.75" tweeter, Power: 50 W, Frequency range: 80 - 20,000 Hz (-3 dB), Housing: MDF, Power supply: 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, Dimensions (W x H x D):...

Recently Viewed
Behringer 121 Dual VCF

Behringer 121 Dual VCF; Eurorack Module; Authentic reproduction of original "System 100M circuitry; 2 lowpass filters feature cutoff frequency and resonance controls; Each filter comes with 3 audio outputs and 3 CV inputs with attenuator; Each VCF features a additional...

(1)
Recently Viewed
K&M 80320

K&M 80320 Disinfectant stand for Euro dispenser; base diameter: 275 mm; round base; drip cup can be removed for cleaning; two different drilling patterns, so Euro dispensers for 350/500 ml and 1,000 ml containers can be attached; weight: 4,1kg; colour:...

Recently Viewed
Saramonic Blink 500 B4

Saramonic Blink 500 B4; Ultracompact 2.4GHz Dual-Channel Wireless Microphone System with 2 transmitter and Lavalier for Apple iPhone and iPad that provides broadcast-quality sound; The RXDi battery-free MFi certified Lightning receiver is extremely lightweight, space efficient and works perfectly when...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.