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Audio-Technica AT8022 X/Y Stereo Phantom and Battery Powered Field Microphone

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Audio-Technica AT8022 X/Y Stereo Phantom and Battery Powered Field Microphone
Key Features
  • X/Y Stereo Capsule
  • Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Coincident Capsule Mount
  • Accurate Stereo Imaging
The Audio-Technica AT8022 X/Y Stereo Microphone captures ambiance, live performances and any audio source with accurate stereo imaging and detailed frequency response. The microphone is powered with external phantom power or a 1.5V AA battery making it ideal for use with cameras and portable recording devices.

The capsule features two condenser capsules mounted in an X/Y configuration. Its innovative coincident capsule configuration produces accurate stereo image in a smaller housing. The microphone features a 5-pin XLR output connector. Dual 3-pin XLR and single 1/8" (1.5mm) stereo mini cables are supplied. Also included is a stand adapter, windscreen and protective pouch.

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Audio-Technica AT8022 Overview

The Audio-Technica AT8022 X/Y Stereo Microphone captures ambiance, live performances and any audio source with accurate stereo imaging and detailed frequency response. The microphone is powered with external phantom power or a 1.5V AA battery making it ideal for use with cameras and portable recording devices.

The capsule features two condenser capsules mounted in an X/Y configuration. Its innovative coincident capsule configuration produces accurate stereo image in a smaller housing. The microphone features a 5-pin XLR output connector. Dual 3-pin XLR and single 1/8" (1.5mm) stereo mini cables are supplied. Also included is a stand adapter, windscreen and protective pouch.

Stereo recording of ambiance, musical performances, vocals, and more
Powered with a 1.5V AA battery or phantom power
Dual 3-pin XLR and 1/8" stereo mini cables are supplied
Coincidence element mounting for smaller capsule profile
Rugged construction

Audio-Technica AT8022 Specs

TransducerFixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
Polar PatternX/Y Stereo
Frequency Response20Hz to 15kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical)Phantom: 109dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
Battery: 101dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio75dB, 1kHz at 1Pa
Maximum Input Sound LevelPhantom: 128dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Battery: 120dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Power RequirementsPhantom: 11-52VDC, 7mA typical (both channels total)
Battery: 1.5V AA Battery
Output ImpedancePhantom: 250 ohms
Battery: 300 ohms
Output Connectors5-pin XLR Output
5-Pin XLR to dual 3-Pin XLR Cable (6.5') (2.0 m)
5-Pin to Stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini (2.0') (0.6 m)
PadNone
Low Frequency Roll-Off80Hz, 12dB / octave
Dimensions7.32 x 1.87" (186.0 x 47.5mm)
Weight9.5 oz (269g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.65 x 5.2 x 2.85"

Audio-Technica AT8022 Reviews

Loud and clear pick-up

By Wilson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

Sound loud and clear once it is setup in my studio recording.

Great microphone for picking up a full marching band

By Bobby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-30

We use this microphone on a 20' stand to capture the audio of our high school band's halftime performances. Works very well.

Great sound - big upgrade from other mics

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-29

used for large auditorium / vocal and jazz concert - crisp, clear, open sound with low noise

great sound pic up for focus group

By Michaelb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-21

great sound pic up for focus group

A very flexible workhorse

By Spec
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-09-25

I have had this mic for over two years and have been very pleased with the results. I use it primarily for loud rock shows and it has not let me down. It captures a true sound--even at higher dBs--with nice stereo separation. I also love the fact that it supports both battery and phantom power, and provides XLR and 3.5mm output plugs. This is solidly-built mic that should last me--given decent care--for many years to come. It is worth every penny in my book.

Great Solution

By Sam H.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-12-17

I am a professional videographer. This microphone is proving to be an excellent solution for video recording choral concerts. I always setup my camcorder at the back of the auditorium and need to set microphones much closer to the singers and in front of the audience as much as possible. I have routinely used wireless XLR clip-on transmitters on 2 microphones at the top of a tall microphone stand with a cross bar to hold the mics at 90-degrees to each other. That's an awkward amount of weight at the top of a skinny mic stand, and balancing the audio from both mics is always challenging. The AT8022 provides a much cleaner solution, with a single cable discreetly leading down the pole to near the base, where I connect the two transmitter modules to the right and left cable ends. In addition to being a cleaner setup, it gives me better access to the transmitter modules if I need to change batteries, turn them on/off, etc. The stereo separation is better than ever, and the microphone sensitivity seems to be nearly perfect for this application.

Awesome Mic

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-08

I have used this mic for nature recordings it works well with my Tascam 70D worth the money.

Working great since 2005

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-29

I bought this about 2005 and it has worked great. The only complaint I have is the foam windscreen is now disentegrating into fine black dust. Always stored in a moisture free case indoors when not in use. If you need a sterio mic I recommend this one. Now I'm going to find another screen

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