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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Amazing Microphone For Under 100 Euro

rhytard, 12.11.2018
I use this mic for recording vocals, acoustic guitar and have tried it on electric guitar amps, in my bedroom and in the studio. I find it records things clearly with a detailed high end and very well for the price.

Pros:
- Affordable
- Mic feels like it is very robust (although I'm still very careful with it)
- Sounds great
- The mic clip is very strong

Cons:
- There's no pad on the mic which could prove useful in some situations BUT, I have yet to come close to overloading the mic's pre-amp
- No high pass filter. I think this mic should've come with a high pass filter AT LEAST to accommodate the lack of a proper shock mount to prevent low-frequency rumble.
- The mic itself along with its mic clip is pretty heavy which might cause some problems if you're using a short or long stand that leans over as it may cause the stand to topple over.



All in all, I would recommend this mic to anyone looking for a condenser microphone, whether they are experienced or not. I wish this microphone was one of the first ones that I bought because it's such a great microphone and it's definitely one most people should invest in.
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