Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection

Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection

Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection


Product Highlights

  • USB Connection for Windows and Mac
  • Condenser Ensures Crystal-Clear Sound
  • Pivoting Stand Mount for Podcasting
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Includes Soft Protective Pouch
  • Includes 10' USB Cable
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  • 1Description

The Audio-Technica AT2020USB is a cost effective condenser microphone with a USB connector for direct integration with Windows and Mac computers. Podcasting, studio recording and other computer recording applications are achieved with superb results, low noise and crystal-clear quality. The capsule features a 16mm low-mass, side-address diaphragm with a cardioid polar pattern.

The cardioid pattern is effective in rejecting ambiance and noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. A linear frequency response of 20 Hz to 16 kHz enables the flexibility to accurately reproduce signals from any source. High SPL handling and wide dynamic range allow the AT2020USB to capture loud signals with minimal noise and distortion. The microphone includes a pivoting, threaded stand mount for accurate positioning.

USB Connection
The USB connector provides direct integration with Windows and Mac computers. Podcasting, studio recording and other computer recording applications are achieved with superb results, low noise and crystal-clear quality.
Cardioid Condenser Element
The 16mm low-mass diaphragm features a cardioid polar pattern. The cardioid pattern effectively minimizes ambient room noise, noise from adjacent instruments or vocalists and minimizes feed-back caused by monitors.
Wide Frequency Response
The wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 16 kHz allows accurate signal reproduction from any source.
Wide Dynamic Range & Transient Response
The AT2020USB boasts a wide dynamic range of 124 dB (typical). The capsule reproduces loud signals and transients with minimal noise and peak distortion.
In the Box
Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection
  • Pivoting Stand Mount 5/8" - 27 threaded
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • 10 Foot (3.1m) USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Transducer Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 20 Hz - 16 kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 124 dB, 1 kHz @ Max SPL
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 74 dB, 1 kHz @ 1 Pa
    Maximum Input Sound Level 144 dB SPL, 1 kHz @ Max SPL
    Power Requirements USB Power (5 VDC)
    Output Impedance Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Output Connectors USB
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Dimensions 6.38 x 2.05" (162 x 52 mm) (Length x Diameter)
    Weight 13.2 oz (374 g)
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    Package Weight 2.35 lb
    AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 141.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Good Mic for the Money As an overdub voice artist, blogger and musician (brass), I was very surprised at the response from this mic by Audio-Technica. It's very sensitive, it's dead-easy to use and install, and... well, where can you find a good-sized voice mic of this quality for less than $ NOTE: I'm using this as a spoken voice mic, NOT an instrumental/singing mic. As a horn player, I'm reluctant to put the horn mojo on a mic that's not in a studio, as I've blown lesser mics out before. This mic is specifically designed for voice. However, accoustic stringed instruments and voice (check your levels) should probably be fine, but again, I've not tested this.
    Date published: 2010-06-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from AT2020USB and Voice Recognition I use the AT2020USB with Voice Recognition. I am disabled and need a dependable microphone to email, chat and to control some aspects of the computer. I use a arm assembly to hold the microphone to position the AT2020 or swing it out of the way when not in use. The AT2020USB provides plenty of gain though the voice recognition software adjusts the gain to accommodate the voice recognition software. I seldom listen to the true sound of the AT2020USB. I dislike the bright blue lite that signifies the AT2020USB is plugged in and connected to the computer. The bright blue light is directly in view when you dictate and is a distraction.
    Date published: 2014-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from THAT'S what I'm talkin' about I had been using cheese ball microphones that came with headsets to make training videos for my clients. Since I didn't charge them for his value added service I didn't worry too much about the quality of the voice over. So now my training video production skills are enough for me to be able to charge for the service but the audio quality isn't near what it needed to be. I read some revews and finally settled on this product. i haven't looked back. What a great microphone for a non-pro like me. In addition, B&H was a wild card for me but I ordered from them anyway. I was very happy with the delivery time and the price.
    Date published: 2013-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bang for the Buck! I had originally bought a pair of Samson CO1U condenser microphones and ended up returning them after attempting to record a piano only to find an incredible amount of noise. I tried to tweak the settings of the recording software for over an hour to no avail. So I tried a pair of AT2020USB's and found a night and day difference! The gain on the AT2020USB is a little on the sensitive side, giving some pretty harsh distortion when you go beyond the threshold. But once I had all of the levels just right, they sounded amazing! The AT2020USB may be a little more expensive than the CO1U, but the AT2020USB is far more superior in both sound and build quality. I can confidently say you will not be disappointed!
    Date published: 2011-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product The main reason I got this mike was for improved speech recognition. I also did not want to have to wear a headset. When I did the mic set up I got a much better signal to noise ratio than my headset which was a pretty good headset. Having the mic on the desktop makes for much more convenient voice input. A test of the audio recording showed that the mic fared very well. I really don't have anything bad to say about this mic. It is rather bulky and heavy, but that comes with the territory of quality microphones. Note: this entire review was made hands-free.
    Date published: 2010-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this microphone! I wanted to set up a home recording studio for voice work and audiobook recording. I had heard that USB microphones were low quality, so I was looking at others, but then someone I trusted (with experience in audiobook production) told me the AT2020USB was absolutely THE best mic I could buy. After searching online, I found that B&H had it for $$less than anybody else!! When my mic arrived, I opened it and plugged it into my computer and VOILA! I was in business. It was so easy, and the quality is EXCELLENT. I am thrilled with the AT2020USB and recommend it to anybody who wants to get high quality without spending a bundle.
    Date published: 2014-02-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I was excited to order this microphone after reading the positive reviews. After using the microphone, I was very sorry I spent the money. It was marked down and I thought it would be a good deal for some basic work I do with producing interviews for podcasts. Unfortunately my good deal was for the vendor and not me. The mic easily picked up interference and was very weak in picking up lower tones. I am used to using higher priced equipment for podcasting but hoped there would be a place for this cheap mic. Unfortunately, its place will be in my drawer and will not be used--unless it might be a toy for one of my children.
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 stars! ...The product is really worth the money. Very suitable for narration, podcasting , singing, or recording any sort of sound. I have a ceiling fan in my room and it doesn't record that, but just my voice. It does sound like your voice is recorded in a studio. However, if you want this to record ambient sounds, then this isn't what you are looking for.For podcasting, this is excellent. Also, it's really plug and play, you just need to adjust the recording volume as the default volume was 6 (maximum was 100), set it to max and you are good to go. Very happy with my purchase, and the price is good as well. ... this product costs half of what a local retailer quoted me for.
    Date published: 2011-06-21
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