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Audio-Technica Unveils AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

— With two different cable terminations, this versatile mic can be used for computer recording or

live sound applications —

WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 19, 2012 Audio-Technica (booth 6740/Hall A), a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” is unveiling the new AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone at Winter NAMM 2012. Ideal for recording instruments and vocals, this handheld dynamic microphone has both USB and XLR connections, enabling its use either with a computer or with a P.A. system. Its durable metal construction provides long-lasting performance. Its low-mass diaphragm and smooth, extended frequency response make the microphone ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover and live performance use.

The AT2005USB features a convenient headphone output with volume control that allows the user to monitor the audio signal right from the microphone. The mic’s USB operation is compatible with both Windows- and Mac®-based hardware and software. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the user’s desired sound source.

AT2005USB Specifications:Element:DynamicPolar Pattern:CardioidFrequency Response: 50 to 15,000 HzPower Requirements: USB Power (5V DC)Bit Depth:16 bitSample Rate:44.1 kHz/48 kHzControls:On/off switch; headphone volume controlWeight:9.5 oz (268 g)Dimensions:

7.20″ (183.0 mm) long,
2.01″ (51.0 mm) maximum body diameter

Output Connector: USB-type and XLR-typeHeadphone Output Power: 10 mW @ 16 ohmsHeadphone Jack:3.5 mm TRS (stereo)

The AT2005USB comes with USB and XLR-to-XLR cables; a tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use; and a threaded mic stand clamp, that attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand. It will be available March 2012 with a U.S. MSRP of $149.00.

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