Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT2022 X/Y dual-element condenser microphone ($439 MSRP) designed for general stereo recording and field recording. The AT2022 features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation.
The AT2022 includes a 1.6' (0.5 m) cable terminating in a 3-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) connector. The output of the microphone is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5-volt AA battery for operation.
A switch permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80Hz highpass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise.
The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing. The included AT8405a stand clamp permits mounting on any microphone stand with 5/8-inch-27 threads. A fuzzy windscreen, battery and soft protective pouch are also included.
For more information, visit www.audio-technica.com.