Audio-Technica AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Small Diaphragm Condenser
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • High SPL Handling
  • Extended Frequency Response
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The AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is designed for general instrument capturing, vocals, amplifier cabinets, and similar applications. The microphone's small diaphragm condenser element yields a cardioid polar pattern for minimal noise at the off-axis sections of the capsule. There is an extended frequency response, providing versatility both in the studio and on stage. High SPL handling suppresses distortion when capturing transient sources such as drums, percussion, electric guitars, bass, and piano. The package includes a microphone stand clamp and a soft protective pouch.

Suitable for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano, and group vocal scenarios
Condenser design for studio-quality vocal and instrument applications
Can be used in high-SPL applications
Extended response for smooth, natural sonic characteristics
Low-mass element for maximum transient response
Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector
Cardioid polar pattern reduces sound pickup from the sides and rear, improving isolation of a desired sound source
UPC: 042005165247
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Audio-Technica AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Stand Clamp
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica AT2021 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 30 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 75 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 19 dB 
    Maximum SPL 145 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 250 Ohms
    Sensitivity -39 dB
    Dynamic Range 126 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 4.00" / 101.5 mm
    Diameter 0.83" / 21.0 mm
    Weight 2.93 oz / 83 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 5.1 x 2.9"

    Audio-Technica AT2021 reviews

    AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good little condenser mic I have used this versatile microphone for instrument recording and tested it's use as a spare/secondary film dialogue microphone. For instrument recording, It sounded excellent used as drum overheads. It captured the full sound of the drums, and did especially well with the highs produced by the cymbals. I also used it as an ambiance mic to record a guitar amp from a distance of roughly 6 feet. It was able to capture details that the up close dynamic mic could not pick up. This mic combined with a close up dynamic mic makes an excellent guitar amp recording combo. As for film dialogue, It actually worked really well. It is not as bassy as other mics, but it captured the voice really well from a distance of about 2 feet, and the voice sounded crisp. It also did well rejecting noise from the room.. I am happy to have added this little mic to my gear inventory
    Date published: 2013-12-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Pencil Condenser Mic My friend and I have been doing some amateur recording with his MXL 990/991 pair. I figured it was time that I got my own condenser mics, so I went with this and its brother, the AT2020. I've only used this for recording acoustic guitar and cajon, but have been pretty satisfied with the sound quality. I place this mic a couple inches from the 12th-14th frets, and the AT2020 off-axis from the sound hole. I know there are better sounding, more expensive mics out there, but I'm glad to have started with this and the AT2020.
    Date published: 2013-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piano microphones! I set these up as a stereo pair on a baby grand piano, panned appropriately, and was absolutely floored by how good these sounded. Great small diaphragm condenser microphone for an extremely great price.
    Date published: 2017-02-08
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