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Audio-Technica AT2040USB Hypercardioid Dynamic USB Podcast Microphone

BH #AUAT2040USB • MFR #AT2040USB
Audio-Technica AT2040USB Hypercardioid Dynamic USB Podcast Microphone
Key Features
  • For Podcasts, VO, and Content Creation
  • End-Address, Broadcast-Style Mic
  • Digital USB-C Output
  • Highly Directional Hypercardioid Pattern
Updated to serve the needs of the modern podcaster, Twitch streamer, and content creator, the AT2040USB from Audio-Technica takes the analog original with all of its core features, such as a durable metal build, highly focused hypercardioid pickup, and integrated shockmount and pop filter, and adds a digital USB-C output with support for high-resolution audio capture, up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. You get plenty of handy onboard controls, including a high-pass filter that makes it easy to eliminate low-frequency rumbles from AC units and desk movement, a mix control for blending your voice with audio tracks from your computer, and a soft-touch, capacitive mute button to quickly and silently turn your mic off in case a guest goes off the rails.
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Audio-Technica AT2040USB Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Perfect Plug-and-Play Broadcast Mic for Podcasters, Streamers, and Content Producers
  • 3
  • 4A Robust Classic, with Some New Tricks
  • 5Direct, Low-Latency Monitoring
  • 6A Plethora of Onboard Controls
  • 7High-Fidelity Digital Conversion
  • 8Accessories Included
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The Perfect Plug-and-Play Broadcast Mic for Podcasters, Streamers, and Content Producers
Updated to serve the needs of the modern podcaster, Twitch streamer, and content creator, the AT2040USB from Audio-Technica takes the analog original with all of its core features, such as a durable metal build, highly focused hypercardioid pickup, and integrated shockmount and pop filter, and adds a digital USB-C output with support for high-resolution audio capture, up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. You get plenty of handy onboard controls, including a high-pass filter that makes it easy to eliminate low-frequency rumbles from AC units and desk movement, a mix control for blending your voice with audio tracks from your computer, and a soft-touch, capacitive mute button to quickly and silently turn your mic off in case a guest goes off the rails.

Further serving the needs of the modern creative content producer, the AT2040USB includes a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack with a high-output amplifier, capable of driving powerful headphones and sporting a dedicated headphone volume control dial, so you can tune in the perfect mix in your ears with minimal latency. Despite all these digital features, the capsule remains true to the original, with the same large diaphragm and potent proximity effect that lets you get warm and intimate the closer you get to the mic. The AT2040USB includes a USB-C to USB-A data cable, a USB-A to USB-C plug adapter, an AT8487 mounting clamp, and a 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter, so you can get to work right away.

A Robust Classic, with Some New Tricks
The AT2040USB sports all the celebrated core features of its analog sibling, including a warm, robust sound, a pro-grade metal body for long-lasting durability, and a highly focused hypercardioid polar pattern that will work wonders for content creators and podcasters trying to minimize room noises like humming computer fans or keyboard taps. Further features carried over from the original AT2040 include the internal, multistage foam mesh windscreen, protecting your audio from pesky plosives, and the integrated shockmount that helps to tame handling noise, bumps, and vibrations transmitted through the stand, boom, or mount.
Direct, Low-Latency Monitoring
Ideal for content creators and podcasters, the AT2040USB includes a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack for direct, low-latency monitoring of your streams. The high-output amplifier provides up to 77mW of output at 32 ohms to drive demanding headphones. You also get headphone volume control on the rear of the mic, so you can dial in the perfect levels for your streaming experience.
A Plethora of Onboard Controls
The AT2040USB is all about hands-on control. Along with the aforementioned headphone volume control, this microphone also features:

  • Capacitive touch control with LED indicator for the mute function, allowing you to mute your mic quickly and silently during a stream
  • Switchable high-pass filter at 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave to eliminate rumbles
  • Mix control for blending the mic signal with prerecorded audio sent over the USB connection
High-Fidelity Digital Conversion
Rather than offer barebones digital specs, Audio-Technica built the AT2040USB in a forward-thinking manner, packing in a high-resolution digital converter for a range of optional sample rates. You can record in 16- or 24-bit audio with selectable sample rates from 44.1 to 96 kHz, letting you to record and stream your audio in high-fidelity without the need for an external audio interface.
Accessories Included
Audio-Technica leaves you well equipped for immediate streaming and content creation via the included accessories. The AT2040USB includes the AT8487 mounting clamp and a 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter for quick and easy mounting options on most boom arms and mic stands. Plus, you get a USB-C to USB-A data cable and a USB-A to USB-C plug adapter, ensuring you can connect to any computer right away, whether it has USB-A or USB-C ports.

Audio-Technica AT2040USB Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Hypercardioid
On-Board Controls
Direct Monitor Blend, Headphone Volume, High-Pass Filter, Mic Mute
Frequency Range
80 Hz to 16 kHz
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Microphone
Primary Applications
Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing, Videoconferencing
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Hypercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
80 Hz, 18 dB/Octave
Tone Adjustment
No
Indicators
1 x Blue Ring LED (Mute, Status)
On-Board Controls
Direct Monitor Blend, Headphone Volume, High-Pass Filter, Mic Mute
Performance
Frequency Range
80 Hz to 16 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connector
No
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16 / 24-Bit
Sample Rate
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
OS Compatibility
Windows 10 or Later
macOS 10.15 or Later
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of April, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power
Bus Power
USB
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting
Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included Case
No
Included Filters
No
Dimensions
ø: 2 x L: 5.72" / ø: 5.2 x L: 14.53 cm
Weight
21.2 oz / 600 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.5 x 10.2 x 3.6"

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