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Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone


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Audio-Technica brings you the price/performance standard in side-address studio condenser microphone technology with the AT-2020. Ideal for project/home-studio applications, this mic features high SPL handling and wide dynamic range which provides unmatched versatility. 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. Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely for easy and precise placement of the microphone.  
  • Element: Condenser  
  • Signal to Noise Rati 74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa  
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid  
  • Dynamic Range (Typical) 124 dB, 1 kHz at Max. SPL  
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz  
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical  
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa  
  • Noise: 20 dB SPL  
  • Impedance: 100 ohms  
  • Weight: 12.1 oz (345 g)  
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: 144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.  
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

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  • Microphone
  • Standmount
  • Adapter
  • Bag

Overall, a wonderful yet inexpensive microphone


Hello, I cut voice tracks at home for industrial videos, films and radio spots. My past go to mic was a NADY ribbon but after auditioning several condensers including CAD, Rode, AKG and a newer APEX ribbon, I thought I'd give the AT 2020 a try. My radio network client said use this from now on. I now have 2 and will keep the APEX ribbon because it look retro and cool, and my Shure SM57's for outside work.

Mr. Klptzyxm

Washougal, WA


No matter what you can afford, you should ow this mic!


As a voice over and spot radio announcer of 48 years, I have used a lot of mics. I have been a fan of ribbons and own several but those lack a sparkle and punch. After many condensers from AKG Perception models an inexpensive CAD and Rode NT1-A, this seems to be the best so far. Plus is about $100! If I could afford a Neumann U-87, I would likely use it, but this is a very close second in sound. Really!


Portland, OR area


I would buy this item again and again


use it in my home studio, work excellent on my vocal performance


washington dc


I Love My At2020


I have a Youtube channel i use this mic for recording and it is just a amazing microphone. I think it is truly the best mic under $100 you can get.


Berlin, Vt


Great buy... you can't go wrong !


It's incredible ! Total quality... very well balanced sound !


Montreal, Quebec.


Has been a GREAT mic for Gaming, Streaming & Teleconferences


I was done with headset mic setups so went in search for a good quality Condenser Microphone that would meet my Gaming, Streaming and Work Teleconferencing needs. After a lot of research and comparing the AT2020 with mics from Yeti and Razer I was confident in choosing the AT2020. The quality is better than I expected, I often get a sound check from coworkers and the response is always one of disbelief that I am using a Condenser mic on a boom over my monitor - the sound is crystal clear and with no interference or noise. If you go with the non USB model,, make sure you match the XLR cables and phantom power source / pre-mixer quality with the quality of this microphone and you will not be disappointed.


Brisbane, Australia


The mic doesn't work on a Mac.


I can't seem to get a decent level with this mic. I use a Mac, and it could be the computer's issue, as I've heard the same from other Mac users. Regardless, the mic is useless to me, whatever the cause of this issue.


Saskatoon, Sk. Canada

Is good mang


Is still good mang



Home Studio Recording


I use this mic in my home studio recording setup and the clarity and bass response are remarkable for something in this price range . I have used this for vocals and record acoustic guitars . It is so easy to get a good clean signal within minutes guess you could almost call this plug and play with a few small adjustments on gain structure your set to record .I highly recommend this mic for any recording studio.


Great Mic


The Audio Technica 2020 is great for home studios. You can buy better, but these won�t let you down. The 2020 looks great. I'm not a professional singer, so I can't give the audio quality a perfect score. Others can comment on the small nuances that separate this mic based on audio quality. To me it�s great. But for everything else; the 2020 is like an ox. It's heavy duty and made to last. It can handle ANY audio source. It's got a heavy solid feel. In my research before purchasing this microphone, I couldn't find one review complaining about the quality or reliability of the 2020. Just the opposite, the 2020 is more like a major department store; it may not be the most convenient choice, but when you want to make sure you get what you want the first time, this is the mic to reach for. I have personally verified that this works with a Sax (bari and alto#, guitar amps #8� and 12�), acoustic guitars, and vocals. I currently have it setup in my sound booth and haven�t found a reason to change it out. I actually may buy a second one just so I don�t have to take it down. The only down side is that it�s solid construction makes it a bit heavy, so make sure you have a good mic stand or use a weight at the bottom of your stand.


Goose Creek, SC, USA

AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

4.7 18


Series 20 Series
Model AT2020
Warranty Info:

AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.