Audio Technica has launched a limited edition of the AT2020, with a shiny chrome color that makes it very attractive. Will it still be valid for your study?
Well, absolutely yes. Therefore, although it has been on the market for years, it is one of the best-selling entry-level microphones in the world. If you want something cheaper, there are many options. But if you want your mix to have a good base from which to start, the AT2020 is the best option.
Its very high sound pressure level (144dB) and its excellent dynamic range of 124dB make it one of the most versatile studio microphones in its price range. You can record everything from your vocals to percussion, including all types of acoustic instruments.
Its build quality makes it an excellent battle microphone, whatever the level of your studio. Personally, it is a microphone that I have been recommending for years, since I have always found it to have a very high quality/price ratio. I also used it for a while to record, always being satisfied with the result.
You have a USB version, in case you don’t want to complicate your life with an audio interface or similar. You connect them to your computer and that’s it! This makes it ideal for podcasters and YouTubers who want operational and financial simplicity, since the outlay of money is much lower than the results that can be obtained.
AT2020 – Specifications
- Permanently polarized capacitor element, fixed charging backplate
- Cardioid Polar Pattern
- Frequency Response 20 – 20,000 Hz
- Open Circuit Sensitivity -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Maximum Input Sound Level 144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% THD
- Dynamic Range 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
- Dimensions 6.38″ (162.0 mm) length, 2.05″ (52.0 mm) maximum body diameter
- Integral Output Connector 3-pin type XLRM / USB type B
We already have the XLR version in stock. If you are more interested in the USB, you can reserve it now.