Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6250 Stereo Condenser Video/Recording Microphone

Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6250 Stereo Condenser Video/Recording Microphone

Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6250 Stereo Condenser Video/Recording Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Stereo Pickup
  • Economical
  • Cables and Accessories Included
  • Can Handle Daily Use

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Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6250 overview

  • 1Description

The ATR6250 Stereo Condenser Video/Recording Microphone from Audio-Technica is a budget-friendly mic that's built to take daily use. This condenser mic has stereo pickup and is designed for use with video cameras and portable audio recorders. Everything you need to record, with the exception of the camcorder or voice recorder of course, is included with the ATR6250. Accessories include a short camera cable and a long recording cable, a professional camera mount, interchangeable mic-stand base, a foam windscreen, 2 adapters, and a 'AA' battery.

Extremely budget-friendly
Generously equipped with accessories
High-quality stereo pickup in a single mic
Plugs into your video camera or audio recorder
Includes short camera cable & long recording cable
UPC: 042005157099
In the Box
Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6250 Stereo Condenser Video/Recording Microphone
  • Professional Camera Mount
  • Interchangeable Mic-Stand Base
  • Foam Windscreen
  • 2 x 1/8" (3.5mm) to 1/4" (6.3mm) Mono Adapters
  • Short Camera Cable
  • Long Recording Cable
  • 'AA' Battery
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6250 specs

    Element Stereo condenser
    Polar Pattern Dual cardioid
    Frequency Response 70Hz-18kHz
    Open Circuit Sensitivity -50dB
    Impedance 600 Ohms
    Connectors Screw-in 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo (female)
    Cables Camera Cable: 8" (0.2m) long, 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo to 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo

    Recording Cable: 9.8' (3m) long, 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo to two 1/8" (3.5mm) mono plugs

    Weight 2.8 oz (79g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 5.6 x 2.4"

    Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6250 reviews

    ATR6250 Stereo Condenser Video/Recording Microphone is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for live music performances! This microphone has been the most useful to me in recording live musical performances. The sound I get is greatly realistic, and while not a replacement for a professional soundboard recording, it has resulted in a great deal of praise from the bands I've worked with. For film productions, it's best used in outdoor settings as the microphone does pick-up a good deal of ambient sound indoors, but it is still a pleasant step up from the built-in camcorder mic. It generally is acceptable for my vlogs, though. The only things I would mark as negatives are that, one, the mount clip broke on me after only a few months, and two, there is no power indicator light on the microphone itself.
    Date published: 2013-02-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good accessories, But worthless mic Good accessories, But a worthless mic. This is just 2 simple mic condenser that need energy to work, so you have an 1.5V AA battery inside! It's NOT an AMPLIFIED microphone! Yes, the volume is really low! And the biggest problem is that it isn't an good Stereo Mic, it's more like having 2 mics, one for each channel, and one is pointing left and the other is pointing right. The box say's it's an dual cardioid, but I would say it's a bidirectional polar pattern. Almost no sound from the front! Look the inside on the attached photo. I would recommend this only if you are going to capture ambience sound like nature or a show with larger speakers to the public, where you are inside the sound source. It's definitely not usefull for anything happening in front of camera! You will be really disapointed if you try to record someone speech!
    Date published: 2013-06-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for it's price. The product is good for simple recording and indoor shots. It gives you a slight step up from the onboard mic found on most DSLR camera. If you are looking to have a slight advantage and not get too technical then this mic is for you, and the price is good. Another advantage to this mic is that it records directly to the camera, and there is no need to have to sync sound in post, because it is already sync'd while filming. Decent performance and comes with accessories.
    Date published: 2010-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value for money For the price, don't expect a high-end, studio-quality reference microphone. Since I'm more into the recording studio side of things and just dabbling in video production for my own personal projects, I didn't expect much for the low price this microphone sells for. However, even with their cheapest models, Audio Technica doesn't really make a bad product - whether that's microphones, headphones, or anything else. The build quality is very solid considering the price point, the mic does what its supposed to do reasonably well, and the selection of accessories that come with it is well thought out (the mounts for both 'mic stand' and 'camera shoe' are much appreciated). Good but not amazing sound, useable but not immaculate self-noise...just what you should expect for the price point. Know what you're buying - while this mic is relatively directional, particularly compared to the built-in mics on most consumer or prosumer models, it's not a shotgun by any means, and you'll pick up a lot of ambient stereo 'room' information (albeit in a better sounding and more controllable way than the built-in stereo mics on many consumer camcorders) than you would with a true shotgun, boom, handheld, or lavalier mic system. Since that's what I was after, I wasn't disappointed, but make sure you actually want stereo before deciding on this mic. If you're mainly doing interviews and need to isolate the subject's voice in a noisy or ambient environment, a shotgun, lav, boom, or handheld solution is probably better for your application. Basically, this hits the spot for anyone who wants an upgrade in quality and versatility over the built-in mic(s) in most any consumer or prosumer camcorder, but isn't ready to plunk down the cash for the next step up, such as the more expensive Rode or Sennheiser options.
    Date published: 2011-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous Value! I purchased this mike to for interviews without using and abusing my wireless system. What everyone mentions about our videos is how clear our audio is. This microphone won't disappoint. Most of my interviews is me behind the camera asking officials questions, especially fire chiefs with loud diesel engines around us. You can hear the interview as if I put a lavalier mike on them! You can see samples on my YouTube Account at DoingItLocal The stereo separation is the best I've ever heard! True left and right separation. I notice on the editing time line right away. The only drawback in my opinion is I wish the cord was 1 foot longer for interviews and it only runs on alkaline batteries. All my equipment from wireless to LED lights run off rechargeable batteries.
    Date published: 2011-12-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money! I bought this mic to use as an on-camera mic. It sounds worse than the built in mic on my Canon Vixia camera. The signal to noise ratio is horrible. To get anything decent, you have to talk within 1 foot away from this mic, and even then the frequency range doesn't sound that good. At 6 feet, the noise seems to overpower the voice. It's too bad, because this mic appears to be solid. I would suggest that you save a bit more, and buy an AT875 for a budget on-camera mic. with an XLR preamp.
    Date published: 2013-05-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Returned Immediately Taking the mic out of the box I was optimistic because it is well built with a solid aluminum case and many accessories that other mics do not include. However, sensitivity and audio quality are the bottom line and this mic lacked both. I used it on one shoot and the audio level and quality rendered the footage unusable. I replaced the battery and tested the mic again with the same result. The price point is tempting, but if it does not do the job it is not a value. I returned it immediately.
    Date published: 2012-07-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good Priced Mic but not without faults My Usage: I purchased this Shotgun Mic as an inexpensive alternative to a Rhode for use with my recently purchased Canon T2i VDSLR.I needed a decent powered Shotgun Mic as the internal Mics on all VDSLRs are useless. I have used this Mic in several applications and here is what I have found. Pros:Less than half the price of a comparable Rhode model.Includes battery, mounting kit, and two different sets of cables for whichever application you need.Generally very clear audio when using for home video, short film, or as a standard microphone for voice recording.It is light weight and does not interfere with operation/handling of your camera.So far the battery (One AA) has lasted through several hours of usage plus standby with no noticeable drain. Cons:When used in loud environments such as filming bands etc I have noticed some distortion.This is to be expected with a Mic in this price point.The included cables may be a bit long for some applications.The build quality of the Mic is good but the bracket feels a bit cheap.Again these are small drawbacks for such a reasonably priced piece of gear. Final thoughts:Unless you plan to film very loud events this is a great low cost alternatives to others.I personally will be upgrading in the future since I do film bands regularly and can sometimes only stake out a spot right near speakers leading to distortion.In retrospect I wish I had purchased a Rhode but after sinking well over $1000 into my purchase after accessories and all I was willing to make a temporary compromise.If you plan to use this for short film or home movies I highly recommend .If you need something that will handle louder atmosphere pony up the extra cash for a Rhode.I am happy that this alternative exists.Do not buy a cheap $30 China made one on the gray market or you will be disappointed.Go with this guy or a Rhode if money allows. -Richard Andersen
    Date published: 2010-07-27
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