Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

B&H # AUATR6550 MFR # ATR6550
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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Video Cameras
  • Cardioid & Supercardioid Polar Patterns
  • 70 Hz to 18 kHz Frequency Response
  • Normal & Tele Modes
  • Includes Foam Windscreen
  • Camera Mount
  • Microphone Stand Clamp
  • Includes AA Battery
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Audio-Technica Consumer ATT6550 overview

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The ATR6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone from Audio-Technica is an economical mic designed for use with video cameras. The ATR6550 features two modes: Normal for close and medium distance recording, and Tele for long-distance recording. The mic comes with a permanently attached 3.5mm connector plug/cable and a number of useful accessories.

Crisp and intelligible pickup
Designed especially for use with video cameras
3.5mm connector plugs into your video camera
Two range settings: Normal for close & medium-distance; Tele for long-distance
Works with Audio-Technica AT8410A shock mount
UPC: 042005157105
In the Box
Audio-Technica Consumer ATR6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Camera Mount
  • Microphone Stand Clamp
  • Foam Windscreen
  • AA Battery
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Audio-Technica Consumer ATT6550 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Supercardioid
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 70 Hz to 18 kHz
    Impedance Cardioid: 1 kOhms
    Supercardioid: 2.2 kOhms
    Sensitivity Cardioid: -56 dB
    Supercardioid: -45 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Cable Length 3'; / 91.4 cm
    Battery Type 1 x AA
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 3.99 oz / 113 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 8.2 x 2.2"

    Audio-Technica Consumer ATT6550 reviews

    ATR6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 76.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value at this price I'm the senior videographer at a non-profit summer camp. So I am looking for the most bang for our bucks, and this fits the bill. Considerably less than $, it still gives me great performance. It has two modes. Normal and Telephoto. I don't recommend Telephoto since it ramps up the noise floor considerable. But normal mode is great.The coiled cord is somewhat long, which can be advantageous for flexible mounting situations, but can also dangle and get in the way. Just be aware. Not a deal-breaker. The stock cold-shoe mount is hard and allows a lot of handling noise to enter the mic. It's wise to buy a bungee or rubber mount to eliminate this.
    Date published: 2015-03-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Started good, ended bad. I film weddings and sports, thought this mic would be a good addition to the family. I bought my first one in 2014 used it at football games with tele feature it worked great. So in 2015 I bought a second one. I was shooting a wedding and noticed no sound coming out, I wiggled the cable coming out of the mic and sound would cut in and out, so glad I caught this before wedding started. I switched to the other and it did the same thing. I believe the weight of the cable hanging causes the connection to go bad at end of mic. They have a life time warranty so both are going in for repair. I will update when they come back.
    Date published: 2015-07-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Results I tried the ATR6550 on three different cameras with three different results. On the good end of the spectrum, it seems to be a great mike for your GoPRO Hero 3 Black. Using their mini-USB adapter, the shotgun sounds really clean and crisp. At the other end of the spectrum, on a little Sony HDR-CX580V there is a significant increase in general background noise, even after the level is reduced to match the level of the on-camera mike. I tried a high-pass filter (in FCP) rolling off rumble below 200 hertz, which was helpful. In the middle, was a test on a Canon 7D, plugged straight into the mike input. Some apparent increased noise, but if you need to use a mike on a fish-pole this is a satisfactory solution especially if you can do some EQ in post.
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality. Especially for price. Great starter mic. No problems with noise. I cant believe the price. Great batter life as well. I've had it for a year, and changed the battery once, just for a safety measure for an important shoot. I use this mic very often, and its very reliable.
    Date published: 2010-03-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I wasn't expecting the greatest piece of sound equipment in the world, but I was hoping for something better in this inexpensive, on-camera microphone. The sound quality was awful, voice volume was muffled and there was awful background noise throughout my recordings. I tried several new batteries other than the one that came with the device (because there is no battery level indicator) and the results were the same. The sound quality of the built in mic on the Canon 5D mark III I was using this with was far superior to this device. I would not recommend this for any purposes.
    Date published: 2015-01-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product I use the product with a Canon EOS 60D to record outdoor interviews. I live in NYC so the street noise can get pretty loud (car radios, buses, etc.). Interview subjets are approximately 4-5 feet away. There is a BIG difference between the sound captured at the normal setting and tele setting. The tele setting is much better and I'm not sure why anyone would use the normal setting. The sound is clear with no weird feedback (but when I play the video back on my camera it has a weird feedback, but it's not there when I download the video for editing). I am very satisfied with the price for the quality of the microphone. I previously had the Audio-technica ATR 6250. The ATR 6250 was absolutely terrible and a waste of money. Spend more money and just get the ATR 6550. You won't be disappointed.
    Date published: 2013-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ...Decent Product The shotgun mic is good but I wouldn't consider it great. Great being professional grade. It is a great mic for the price. If you are beginner videographer or want something that is better than the built-in mic on your camcorder this is the mic for you...Thank you.
    Date published: 2010-06-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy & Cost Efficient for interviews I bought the product to use for radio interviews in the field. I purchased a this adaptor so it would work with a smart phone. The quality is good but it's not perfect for shutting out loud noise around. It's cost efficient and I like it a little better than the iRig Pre because it gives a more consistent sound. The volume knob on the iRig Pre is a constant concern.
    Date published: 2015-07-01
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