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Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
     

    Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

    Manufacturer: Audio-Technica

    Item #: AT2020-USB   •   MFG #: AT2020 USB

     

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    The new AT2020 USB offers studio-quality articulation and intelligibility. It plugs right into your computer's USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. Equipped with a USB digital output, the AT2020 USB is perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting, and voiceover use.

    Based on the renowned AT2020
    The AT2020 USB is based on the design of Audio-Technica's critically acclaimed AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone. Like the AT2020, it features a low-mass diaphragm, custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response.

    With low self-noise, the AT2020 USB is perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment. Audio-Technica's state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone complies with the company's renowned consistency and reliability standards.

     
    • Features

      • Experience AT2020 USB. Plug it in and transform your sound.
      • Side-address studio condenser with USB digital output (Windows and Mac compatible)
      • Crystal-clear, natural sound for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use
      • Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response
      • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
      • Low self-noise - perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment
      • Includes tripod desk stand, pivoting stand mount, USB cable & storage pouch
       
    • Specifications

      • ELEMENT Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
      • POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
      • FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-16,000 Hz
      • POWER REQUIREMENTS USB Power (5V DC)
      • WEIGHT 13.2 oz (374 g)
      • DIMENSIONS 6.38" (162.0 mm) long,
      • 2.05" (52.0 mm) maximum body diameter
      • OUTPUT CONNECTOR USB-type
      • ACCESSORIES FURNISHED Pivoting stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch; tripod desk stand; 10' (3.1 m) USB cable
      • BIT DEPTH: 16 bit
      • SAMPLE RATE: 44.1 kHz
      • Stand and USB cable included
       
     

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AUDIO-TECHNICAAudio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
     
    3.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    63%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Good audio (6)
    • Vocals (6)
    • Podcast (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great mic, easy to use

    I purchased a used AT2020 USB, to set up a home studio. I record vocals and voice overs, and wanted a quality mic. I am totally impressed with the recordings I've made with...Read complete review

    I purchased a used AT2020 USB, to set up a home studio. I record vocals and voice overs, and wanted a quality mic. I am totally impressed with the recordings I've made with this mic! Not only is it easy to set up and use, but the sound quality is excellent. Highly recommended!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor choice for Windows 7/Audacity

    Mic is extremely fussy with Audacity on a Windows 7 laptop. Mic works with other applications on the computer, but is almost impossible to use on a Windows 7 machine with audacity. Three...Read complete review

    Mic is extremely fussy with Audacity on a Windows 7 laptop. Mic works with other applications on the computer, but is almost impossible to use on a Windows 7 machine with audacity. Three of us fiddled with it for hours yesterday and eventually got it to work with the software. Couldn't replicate it again today; after several frustrating hours, it still won't work with Audacity. OTOH, I downloaded Audacity onto a desktop machine with XP and it worked flawlessly.

    The box says the microphone works with Windows 7, but the manual included with the microphone makes no reference to the setup and use of the microphone on a Windows 7 machine.

    I am very disappointed.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Mic

    By Jack

    from NewYork

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

        This is one of the best usb mics on the market. I use this microphone to do voice overs and a twitch talk show. I love it, it's easy to use and has no static like the Bule yeti.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Computer
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Intermediate
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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        1.0

        Taking back to shop

        By Objectman

        from Perth, Australia

        Pros

        • Well Built

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

          I bought this mic, plugged it in and had an afternoon of low-quality, low-level recording issues in Audacity, Ableton Live and then Adobe Audition. A quick lookup on the web revealed that there are a multitude of issues with nearly all USB powered mics since the release of Windows 10. I also note that the mic has been discontinued (without explanation) by audo-technica.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Other
          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
          • Intermediate
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Less than a month
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          5.0

          Best Mic for USB radio production on the road!

          By Dr.Rob

          from Miami, Florida

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

              This is a great product. I have a daily radio program and this mic is my favorite usb mic. I was using various Blue usb mics and had loads of white noise. None with the AT2020. No need for bulky secondary mixing gear. I replaced the small travel stand with a drum kick mic stand, which works great. I bought an after market foam pop filter. My sound quality rivals what I get on the radio studio pro E.V. voice mics. I also have the xlr version which had to have a mixer. When I travel I use the small stand or take my desk mic stand in two pieces. I do the initial edits in sound studio, an elegant little program that does effective linear editing, then I drop my edits into Logic X. I can get an amazing warm sound with no ad ons! There is no latency in the earphone jack as well.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • House of Worship
              • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
              • Expert
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Over a year
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              4.0

              It's a good mic

              By Lama

              from Ireland

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                Very good mic. Stand isn't great. Works fine with Windows 10

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Live Sound
                • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                • Intermediate
                • How long have you used this product?:
                • Less than a month
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                (2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Will not work properly with Windows 10 (or 8)

                By Edward

                from Detroit, MI

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                    Bob is right it does not work with Windows 10 (or 8). There are hundreds of complaints about this issue. Did AudioTechnica complain about this to Microsoft? The issue is with most USB microphones. AT should require sellers to point out this fact.

                    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                    • Studio Musician
                    • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                    • Novice
                    • How long have you used this product?:
                    • Less than a month
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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Recommended for talk shows, gaming, anything, so perfect!

                    By Twitch Streamer

                    from Bronx, NY

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky/Heavy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                      I use it for video game streaming, and it is perfect, crispy clear. Only bad part about it, is the stand, so small and tight for something heavy. I really love it!

                      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                      • Computer
                      • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                      • Intermediate
                      • How long have you used this product?:
                      • Up to a year
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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing Microphone but the Mic stand is HORRIBLE

                      By Chance

                      from Houston

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Direct Monitor Capabilities
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Horrible Mic Stand
                      • Mic Stand is hard to replace

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                        Amazing Microphone but the Mic stand provides no support and causes the mic to fall over constantly.

                        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                        • Studio Musician
                        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                        • Intermediate
                        • How long have you used this product?:
                        • Up to a year
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                        (3 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        does not work on windows 10

                        By bob

                        from flordia

                        Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                        record

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        love this mic

                        By Jon Rosser

                        from Warrington Pa

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

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                            Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                            fantastic mic, although all my gaming buddies say it picks up my whole life. so be sure you are ready to adjust the levels in windows while using it XD

                            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                            • Computer
                            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                            • Intermediate
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                            • Over a year
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                            5.0

                            Easy to use with superior quality!

                            By Triple3

                            from Ohio, USA

                            Pros

                            • Ambience
                            • Piano
                            • Podcast
                            • Vocals
                            • Voiceover/Dialog

                            Cons

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                                Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

                                Until I began using the AT2020 USB I used basic basic computer microphones for recording voiceover or music. I knew I was missing something so I explored options for better quality products. A fan of Audio-Technica products I consulted with an audio expert and this mic was recommended. I have not been disappointed. From its included mini tripod set up and ease of use on all my USB enabled products, to the exceptional audio quality on all of the various recordings I do, I found this microphone to be everything I had hoped for. In reproducing piano music, singing, and voiceover recordings the AT2020 performs at a very high-level. The highs, the lows, and the mid ranges produce professional studio quality sound with a very sensitive response. It allows me to hear nuances in all areas of my recording needs that do not get picked up with basic recording equipment. I consider this a very high value for the price and recommend it highly.

                                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                • Intermediate
                                • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                                • Musician
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                                • Over a year
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