Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Condenser cardioid microphone for studio and stage uses

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  • Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Stand Mount for 5/8"- 27 Threaded Stands
  • 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 Threaded Adapter
  • Protective Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


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Great for instruments or vocals with extended frequency response.

The Audio-Technica AT2020 is a versatile side-address cardioid condenser microphone. With it’s high SPL handling and a wide dynamic range, this overhead microphone is ideal for small area projects or home studio applications. Audio-Technica's rigid quality and consistent standards set the AT2020 apart from any other mics in its class. The unique cardioid polar pattern of the AT2020 microphone reduces pickup of sounds from any side, improving isolation of your desired sound source. The custom-engineered 16mm low-mass diaphragm provides valuable extended frequency response and its enhanced transient response. The AT-AT2020 runs on phantom power. It can attach securely to the microphone stand for easy and precise placement. The Audio-Technica AT2020 is the standard in side-address audio condenser overhead microphone technology.


  • Price/Performance standard in side-address studio condenser mic technology
  • Ideal for project / home studio applications
  • High SPL handling & wide dynamic range for unmatched versatility
  • Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm for extended frequency response & superior transient response
  • Cardioid polar pattern to reduce pickup of sounds from sides & rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Pivoting, threaded stand mount that attaches securely for easy & precise mic placement
Applications for the Audio-Technica AT2020
  • Choir Microphone
    • Mount the mics on tall boom stands in front of the choir. This always works best with a stage riser. Use 3 or 4 AT2020 for a small to mid sized choir of 12 to 24 members. See more about miking a choir.
  • Acoustic Guitar Microphone
    • Mount the AT2020 on a boom stand and position @ the 12th fret and aim back toward the sound hole. You may need to use an equalizer to remove some of the low mid frequencies to taste and watch the gain if using live.
  • Drum Overhead Microphones
    • Mount (2) AT2020 microphones on (2) boom stands in front of the drum set aim down toward the left and right front of the kit. Try to get as high above the kit as possible to even out the different distances of the cymbals, toms and even the snare that will end up in the overheads. Remember the overhead mics are the most critical drum mics in the mix if used correctly.
  • Small Vocal Ensemble Microphone/s
    • Mount (1) AT2020 for mono or (2) for stereo (or more mono coverage) on stands in front of the group.
Resources for these Audio-Technica AT2020 applications: Audio Compressor Solutions Stereo Microphone Techniques

Specifications for the Audio-Technica AT2020

{ "ELEMENT" : "Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser", "POLAR PATTERN" : "Cardioid", "FREQUENCY RESPONSE" : "20-20,000 Hz", "OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY" : "–37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa", "IMPEDANCE" : "100 ohms", "MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL" : "144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.", "NOISE" : "20 dB SPL", "DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)" : "124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL", "SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO" : "74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa", "PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS" : "48V DC, 2 mA typical", "WEIGHT" : "12.1 oz (345 g)", "DIMENSIONS" : [ "6.38" (162.0 mm) long,", "2.05" (52.0 mm) maximum body diameter" ], "OUTPUT CONNECTOR" : "Integral 3-pin XLRM-type", "ACCESSORIES FURNISHED" : [ "Stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands", "5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter", "soft protective pouch" ], "AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE" : "R7" }

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