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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
     
    4.1

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Vocals (12)
    • Podcast (10)
    • Voiceover/dialog (8)
    • Ambience (4)
    • Film/video production (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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    (1 of 7 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 17 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

              Best Uses

                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
                • How long have you used this product?:
                • 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

                  Best Uses

                    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
                    • How long have you used this product?:
                    • 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

                      Best Uses

                        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.

                         
                        4.0

                        The mic is easy to use, and great features

                        By SomeRandomInternetGuy

                        from Lexington, NC, USA

                        Pros

                        • Film/Video Production
                        • Podcast
                        • Strings
                        • Vocals

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            The microphone has been great!
                            I purchased around a year ago, and I love it.
                            It worked right out of the box.
                            No hard installs just plug it in and it works!
                            Although recently the cord has started acting up, and I need a new one... :(
                            Other than that It works great!

                            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                            • Intermediate
                            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                            • Computer
                            • How long have you used this product?:
                            • Up to a year
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                            4.0

                            The mic is easy to use, and great features

                            By SomeRandomInternetGuy

                            from Lexington, NC, USA

                            Pros

                            • Film/Video Production
                            • Podcast
                            • Strings
                            • Vocals

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                The microphone has been great! I purchased around a year ago, and I love it. It worked right out of the box. No hard installs just plug it in and it works! Although recently the cord has started acting up, and I need a new one... :( Other than that It works great!

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Poor choice for Windows 7/Audacity

                                By homevoiceoverguy

                                from Michigan

                                Pros

                                • Vocals

                                Cons

                                • works poorly with windows 7

                                Best Uses

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

                                  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.

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