Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Audio-Technica AT2020 Studio Microphone Kit gives you great tools for capturing your voice in a podcast or voiceover. You get the AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, a pair of ATH-M20x closed-back headphones, a boom arm, an XLR cable, and a pop filter. Also, you get an XLR-to-USB interface, which accepts audio from the cable and converts it to digital signal for your computer.
Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is designed for vocal and general instrument capturing in project and professional studio environments. The capsule features a low-mass, side-address diaphragm with a cardioid polar pattern for rejecting ambiance and noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. A linear frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz enables the flexibility to accurately reproduce signals from a wide variety of sources. High SPL handling and wide dynamic range allow the AT2020 to capture loud signals with minimal noise and distortion. The microphone includes a pivoting, threaded stand mount for accurate positioning.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Monitor Headphones (Black)
The black ATH-M20x Monitor Headphones from Audio Technica are designed for both tracking and mixing applications and feature 40mm Neodymium drivers with copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils tuned for detailed low-frequency reproduction. The headphones have a circumaural, around-the-ear design that provides sound isolation. Their 3-meter long cable has a single-side exit to help reduce tangles while working. A 1/4" adapter is included.
Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface
The XU-1648 from Senal is a compact XLR-to-USB adapter interface that allows you to plug your microphone into the USB port of any Mac or Windows computer for use with your favorite digital recording software. Its rugged build and plug-and-play operation make it perfect for bands, recording artists, podcasters and more.
For use with dynamic or condenser microphones, the XU-1648 delivers 16-bit/48-kHz studio-quality sound. It also features a microphone preamp with gain control and switchable 48V phantom power. Its 1/8" headphone output features a volume control and allows for zero-latency monitoring. There is also a monitor level control to adjust the balance between the audio playback from your computer and the sound of your microphone.
In addition, the XU-1648 features a tough, all-metal chassis with non-slip neoprene feet on the bottom to prevent it from slipping.
Auray PFNY-6 Nylon Pop Filter with Gooseneck
Designed for use with microphones, the Auray PFNY-6 is a pop filter that minimizes vocal plosives and reduces errant breath noise. It's suitable for home and pro studios alike, and lends itself to all sorts of recording applications, including sung vocals, voice-overs, broadcasts, and podcasts.
The PFNY-6 utilizes a double-layered nylon screen, affording a clear view of the capsule; thus, the PFNY-6 won't impede a vocalist from giving a robust-sounding performance, captured on-axis. Additionally, this screen protects your microphone capsule from corrosive moisture.
Its 13" flexible gooseneck will give you plenty of room to maneuver, allowing you to place the screen as close to the capsule as you'd like. A sturdy C-clamp with a thumbscrew fastener protects against slippage, while a rubber grommet and padding protect your mic stand's finish.