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Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

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Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
Key Features
  • Podcasters, Vocalists, Streamers
  • Directional Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz High Resolution Audio
  • Plug-and-Play USB Type-C Operation
Based on the best-selling studio microphone in the company's history, the AT2020, the Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone provides the audio quality creators come to expect with the plug-and-play convenience of USB Type-C operation, at a budget-friendly price. The microphone is designed for digitally capturing speech, music, or any acoustic audio source using your favorite recording or streaming software. Combining a directional pickup pattern that keeps the focus on your voice (or other chosen sound source) with a high-resolution A/D converter, the AT2020USB-X delivers remarkably clear, natural sound reproduction—ideal for podcasters, singer/songwriters, streamers, voice-over artists, and home-studio recorders.
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Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Renowned Sound Quality at Budget-Friendly Price
  • 3
  • 4Critically Acclaimed Sound with 24-Bit / 96 kHz Resolution
  • 5Comfortable Headphone Monitoring
  • 6Silent Mute Button for Podcasting and Streaming
  • 7Other Features
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Renowned Sound Quality at Budget-Friendly Price
Based on the best-selling studio microphone in the company's history, the AT2020, the Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone provides the audio quality creators come to expect with the plug-and-play convenience of USB Type-C operation, at a budget-friendly price. The microphone is designed for digitally capturing speech, music, or any acoustic audio source using your favorite recording or streaming software. Combining a directional pickup pattern that keeps the focus on your voice (or other chosen sound source) with a high-resolution A/D converter, the AT2020USB-X delivers remarkably clear, natural sound reproduction—ideal for podcasters, singer/songwriters, streamers, voice-over artists, and home-studio recorders.
Critically Acclaimed Sound with 24-Bit / 96 kHz Resolution
  • Audio-Technica's state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone complies with the company's renowned consistency and reliability standards.
  • The mic’s cardioid polar pattern helps to focus audio capture on the speaker/performer in front of the capsule, picking up less unwanted background noise, an especially useful feature in untreated studios or podcasting spaces. 
  • The AT2020USB-X's smooth, extended 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response and its high-resolution A/D converter (with up to 24-bit / 96 kHz sampling rate) deliver accurate sound reproduction ideally suited for streaming, podcasting, and music and video production.
Comfortable Headphone Monitoring
  • The AT2020USB-X features a built-in headphone jack with volume control to let you directly monitor the microphone's signal without hearing any delay.
  • The high-output internal headphone amplifier delivers superior clarity and musical detail as well as more volume overall.
  • A convenient mix control lets you blend the microphone’s audio with audio from your computer, great for overdubbing to a music bed.
Silent Mute Button for Podcasting and Streaming
  • The silent, touch-sensitive mute button is conveniently located on the body of the microphone to quickly and silently mute the mic in case you need a private moment.
  • The two-state LED (blue/red) indicator ring lights blue to indicate that the microphone is receiving USB power and lights red when audio is muted at the microphone.
Other Features
  • USB-C output: The microphone is equipped with a USB Type-C output, offering compatibility with a wide range of current and upcoming devices. Included is a cable with USB Type-C and USB Type-A options—expanding the microphone’s compatibility and making it easier to use.
  • Custom desk stand: The included desk stand provides a stable and secure base.
  • The AT8455 shockmount (available separately) provides additional flexibility for attaching the mic to a mic stand.
  • A 3/8"-16 to 5/8"-27 threaded adapter is included to expand compatibility with mic stands.

Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
Direct Monitor Blend, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Analog Output
No
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Power Sources
Bus Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Studio Recording, Podcast, Web-Streaming
Form Factor
Desktop / Hanging
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
Direct Monitor Blend, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Connectivity
Analog Output
No
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length
6.6' / 2.0 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16 / 24-Bit
Sample Rate
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
OS Compatibility
Windows 8.1 (64-Bit Only)
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
macOS 10.9
macOS 10.15
Power
Power Sources
Bus Power
Bus Power
USB
Operating Voltage
5 V (USB Bus Power)
Physical
Mounting
Desktop Stand (Included)
Floor Mic Stand (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Dimensions
ø: 2H: 5.6" / ø: 5.1H: 14.2 cm
Weight
13.2 oz / 373 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.5 x 9.7 x 3.6"

Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Reviews

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Good for classical guitar?

Good for classical guitar?
Asked by: PAT
Yes, the Audio-Technica Consumer AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone can be used for recording classical guitar.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-08-18

Can you plug this into a phone?

Can you plug this into a phone?
Asked by: Sean
The Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone is not officially compatible with iOS or Android devices. If it does work with your device then it may draw more power than a phone can provide, in which case a powered USB hub would be required.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-11-30

stupid question....does this act as a microphone ...

stupid question....does this act as a microphone and speaker or require separate speaker for audio...like a zoom call?
Asked by: Keith
The Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone is a microphone. It has a headphone output so that you can connect headphones to it to listen to the other side of your Zoom call.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-08-30
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