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Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone

B&H # AUAT2022 Mfr # AT2022
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You Pay: $249.00
Product Highlights
  • Pivoting X/Y Stereo Capsules
  • 90° or 120° Stereo Operation
  • Battery Operation
  • Switchable Low-frequency Roll-Off

The Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone is designed to capture instruments, ambiance, vocals and performances in stereo. There are two cardioid swiveling capsules that can fold flat for storage and transportation. Easily position the capsules to allow for narrow or wide stereo operation. A low frequency roll-off switch minimizes noise due to proximity effect, ambiance, wind and more. The AT2022 is battery operated (only) and includes a cable, stand clamp and windscreen.

Note! The AT2022 is designed for battery operation only. Do not attempt to use when phantom power is present. Possible damage to the microphone may result.

X/Y stereo microphone with unique pivoting electret condenser capsules for ultimate flexibility
Provides the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field
Battery operation allows use with most recording devices
Switchable low-frequency roll-off minimizes pickup of unwanted low-frequency noise
User-selectable 90° or 120° stereo operation for narrow or wide pickup patterns
Ideal for general stereo recording and field sound capture
Excellent channel separation
Included fuzzy windscreen offers excellent wind protection
Transducer Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern X/Y Stereo
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 103dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 75dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 122 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Power Requirements 1.5V AA/UM3
WARNING: The AT2022 is designed for battery operation only. Do not attempt to use when phantom power is present. Possible damage to the microphone may result.
BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE 1.2 mA / 500 hours typical (alkaline)
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connectors Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off 150Hz, 6 dB/octave
Dimensions 7.56" (192.0mm) Length
2.56" (65.0mm) Head Diameter
0.83" (21.0mm) Body Diameter
Weight 9.5 oz (270g)
Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone
  • AT8405a Stand Clamp for 5/8"-27 Threaded Stands
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Terminated Microphone Cable - 1.64'' (0.5m)
  • Fuzzy Windscreen
  • Battery
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaAT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good audio (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (3)
      • Professional recording (3)

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      4.0

      Great for field recording

      By uberaudio

      from Utah

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone:

      It's nice to have a stereo microphone that fits in my blimp without having to squeeze it into the clips. The Rode NT4 is a bit thick to fit into the standard clips. It's also nice to choose from the different angles (90 or 120).

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      4.0

      Great subsitute for onboard DSLR mics

      By Sal in DC

      from DC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone:

        Compact size, great sound, critical addition if you want to shot video with pro quality sound.

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        5.0

        Impressive!!!

        By cspada

        from Lake Forest, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent value
        • High-quality
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Independent film making
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone:

          I got the AT2022 primarily for stereo field sound capture in independent video productions. It has also proven useful for capturing stereo voice at close distances in controlled settings. The all-metal construction and finish is of the highest quality and the mic is rugged enough for extensive field use. The pivoting condenser capsules "float" on their own dense rubber collars, but are solidly attached and positively lock into 90- or 120-degree pickup and flat storage positions. The mic is surprisingly compact and has a comfortable heft to it that's not overbearing.

          The mic's performance is outstanding, especially considering the price. Sound quality is clean and crisp, with excellent separation of channels. The switchable low-frequency roll-off feature functions beautifully. A-T includes a fuzzy windscreen that encloses both capsules. I was initially a bit skeptical about how effective the windscreen would be, but after some trial runs and real-world use in the field, I found the performance to be satisfactory. The only downside to this mic is that it operates on 1.5v AA battery power ONLY -- not a major shortcoming for my purposes.

          Mic output is a 3-pin XLR male connector, and the supplied 0.5 meter cable terminates in a XLR female connector and a 3.5 mm TRS connector, so an XLR cable extension and/or a 1/8" - 1/4" adapter pin might be something to consider adding to the kit for this mic.

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          5.0

          Quality and Fidelity...Wow, Nice Job AT!

          By Digital Dave

          from Oakland

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone:

            I toiled over getting this new AT2022 or the Rhode NT-4 but decided on this for the money. I figured the NT-4 would be too big and bulky. It also wouldn't sit inconspicuously in the back of the jazz club while I play on stage so in my books, this unit gets all the high marks for the black form-factor and then, it's just beautifully made. It feels like a "REAL mic" in your hands even though the picture makes-it look kind-of plastic-y.

            In comparison with other mics in this range, I've personally never used (or listened to) the NT-4 but, all I can say is the fidelity on this AT2022 is just incredible, especially for the money. I mean, I recorded a drummer and myself on Tenor Sax playing in a warm, acoustically-foamed room with the two of us just standing next to each and the recording sounds like the kit had a 8-pc mic set-up in an decent recording studio. Then, it's also VERY versatile for all my cameras too.

            Audio Technica has a real winner here on their hands IMO, waaaaaaay better than my old Sony ECM-MS908C and much better than the on-board mics on my Tascam DR-07 mkII. Finally, someone is making a real stereo mic for these mini-recording sessions I love doing. Just get this mic and a 16/24 bit recorder like Tascam's DR-07 mkII or similar(or just a camera) and you're set to start making some real quality recordings. While I certainly wouldn't rule-out getting or trying-out and comparing the NT-4 as well, I know that I'll always have this mic in my gear bag.

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