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Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2100x-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

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Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2100x-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
Key Features
  • For Podcasting or Gigging
  • For Live Sound & Digital Recording
  • XLR Analog and USB Digital Outputs
  • Mac & Windows, with 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio
The Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2100x-USB offers to podcasters, voice-over artists, and live performers a professional-quality solution for recording vocals at home, and amplifying vocals on the stage. Sporting both an XLR and a USB output, the mic allows you to record straight to computers, without sacrificing its ability to function as a live mic with any old mixer or PA system.
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Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2100X-USB Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fits Your Needs
  • 3Handheld Form Factor
  • 4Cardioid Polar Pattern for Stage & Home Use
  • 5Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • 6Easy-to-Use Controls, Minimal Powering Required
  • 7Professional Audio Capture
  • 8Included Hardware

The Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2100x-USB offers to podcasters, voice-over artists, and live performers a professional-quality solution for recording vocals at home, and amplifying vocals on the stage. Sporting both an XLR and a USB output, the mic allows you to record straight to computers, without sacrificing its ability to function as a live mic with any old mixer or PA system.

The mic fulfills its dual purposes with an enticing feature: the ability to handle 24-bit/192 kHz audio. One could consider this specification to be on the high-end of high-res. Thus, this mic offers uncompromising quality for capturing the nuances of your voice, despite the wallet-friendly price tag. Two USB cables, an XLR cable, and a desktop stand are included.

Fits Your Needs

The mic features both XLR and USB outputs that enable flexible digital recording to any Mac- or Windows-based computer workstation, while simultaneously connected to any analog mixer, preamplifier, or PA system.

Handheld Form Factor

This solidly constructed mic is designed to be held in your hand, though it can also be mounted on a stand—such as the one included with the mic.

Cardioid Polar Pattern for Stage & Home Use

The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic. That's why it's equally effective on the stage and in the home-studio.

Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack

The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring, with a convenient headphone volume dial to adjust the playback level. Just plug a pair of headphones into the mic's 3.5mm jack, and you'll be able to listen to your broadcast-quality audio in all its glory.

Easy-to-Use Controls, Minimal Powering Required

The mic offers a simple on/off switch for the XLR output. This acts as a mute, which can come in handy live. This switch has absolutely no bearing on powering the mic—in fact, as this is a dynamic microphone, it requires no power to run when used in the analog domain. When you're plugged into a digital device, such as a computer, the mic will draw power from the computer to operate the digital interface.

Professional Audio Capture

The mic can record audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 192 kHz/24-bit. In the world of PCM digital, this is considered a high-end spec: the highest sample rate you ususally see in the pro studio world is 96 kHz. You don't have to worry about what this means though. All you need to understand is that this spec pushes the mic far above its price-class and can arguably help you achieve a more smooth and present vocal recording. This, of course, depends on how you use the mic—your mic technique, your room treatment, and other conisdeations of that nature. But 192 kHz/24-bit is an excellent place to start.

Included Hardware

The durabale mic ships with a foldable desktop tripod stand and a mic clip. It also includes a USB-C to USB-A cable, a USB-C cable, and an XLR cable. Ostensibly, you should have everything you need to get started right out of the box.
UPC: 042005204878

Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2100X-USB Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsLive Sound, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing
Form FactorHandheld
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Dynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power)
On-Board ControlsHeadphone Volume, On/Off
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 15 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (Locking, on Mic)
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate192 kHz
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
Available PortUSB (Interface Unspecified)
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 2.01 x L: 7.2" / ø: 51.05 x L: 182.9 mm
Weight9.5 oz / 269 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.645 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 6.7 x 2.8"

Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2100X-USB Reviews

Works Very Well for the Price

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

Works really well for the price, the dual inputs are a nice future proofing feature for me. The stand obviously isn't the greatest, but it's expected to get better one at this price; it gets the job done.

Works great!

By Alyssa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-05

The mic arrived quickly and it works very well. It's a great mic for a beginner podcaster, like me!

STOP YOU NEED A DYNAMIC MAC THIS IS NOT IT!

By Homefront /
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-12

It is a good mic dont get me wrong I got my last Sept. Just got around to using it because of the room I'm in... needed to nock out the noise on the side 8ft away doesnt do it with out noise blocker grrr had this been what I was told I would be happy but not the case now im ordering a new mic again... This is not B&H Fault but they sold it and Audio-Technica put out false information.

THIS IS NOT A DYNAMIC MICROPHONE

By Homefront /
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-11

I ORDERED IT SEPT 28TH JUST GOT THE TIME TO SET THIS MIC UP WITH XLR CABLES & MY FOCUSRITE... ITS 100% CONDENSER DOES WORK WELL SO 2 STARS BUT WHEN I SPOKE WITH B&H I MADE IT CLEAR I WANTED A DYNAMIC... I ORDERED THE Q9U WAS BACK ORDERED SO WAS TALKED INTO THIS MIC... IF YOU WANT A DYNAMIC MIC THIS IS NOT IT! NOW I HAVE TO ORDER ANOTHER MIC.

Mic is perfect. Boom Arm - really bad

By Taras
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-09

Microphone is working perfectly. Nice improvement over headset microphone. Recording of podcasts and music is great. Boom Arm - another story. Very stiff, doesn't stay in place without constant tightening of the screws. Very hard to adjust with limited flexibility. Always afraid to break something inside, had some loud crack at one time...

Best mic for budget and flexibility.

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-28

This is my second AT product and I have been extremely happy with both, particularly this microphone. The sound quality is outstanding for the cost and it is easy to use, offering the flexibility of both USB and XLR connections. An outstanding starter mic for new podcasters.

Solid mic for podcasting

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-27

When my last mic died right before I had multiplie podcasts scheduled, I knew I needed a quick and reliable replacement. This ATR2100x arrived quickly and has performed well. The stand and holder have a cheap feel but I ditched the tripod and attached it to my boom arm anyway and it has worked well.

good clean mike

By Christine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-26

I was hesitant because the price is so good, but guess what? It's a solid mike. A great value. I use it for podcasting and Live comedy shows. And it arrived in 3 days. Thanks B & H... I love supporting this company.

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