Audio-Technica introduced the AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone at the recent AES Convention in San Francisco. The AT2020 is a rugged side-address microphone featuring a custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm, providing extended frequency response and the ability to handle high SPLs.
The AT2020 has a fixed cardioid polar pattern, a flat, extended frequency response (20 to 20,000 Hz), high SPL-handling capability (144 dB) and a wide dynamic range (124 dB).
The AT2020 comes standard with a pivoting, threaded stand mount. The microphone requires 48V phantom power that may be provided by a mixer/console or a separate in-line source such as the Audio-Technica AT8801 single-channel and CP8506 4-channel phantom power supplies. Output from the AT2020 is via a low-impedance, 3-pin XLRM-type connector. In addition, the AT2020 measures 6.38 inches long, has a maximum body diameter of 2.05 inches, weighs 12.1 ounces and comes with a soft carrying pouch.
The AT2020 will be available in December 2004 with an MSRP of $169.
For more information, visit www.audio-technica.com.