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Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone (Dark Gray)

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Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone (Dark Gray)
Key Features
  • For Streaming, VoIP, Music & More
  • Works on Computers and Tablets
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Includes Tripod Desk Stand
Styled here in a dark-gray finish, the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ is a workhorse USB mic designed to give you a good sound and a solid performance, whether you're streaming audio, conferencing over VoIP, or even recording melodies whenever the inspiration hits. Whether you're recording content or a computer or a tablet, this USB microphone will help you record or broadcast a clear and present sound.
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Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Designed for Multiple Uses
  • 3For Computers or Mobile Devices
  • 4Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
  • 5Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Volume Dial
  • 6High-Quality Headphone Amp
  • 7Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
  • 8USB Connection Right Out of the Box
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Styled here in a dark-gray finish, the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ is a workhorse USB mic designed to give you a good sound and a solid performance, whether you're streaming audio, conferencing over VoIP, or even recording melodies whenever the inspiration hits. Whether you're recording content or a computer or a tablet, this USB microphone will help you record or broadcast a clear and present sound.

Audio-Technica has taken the design of their AT series—microphones venerated in studios around the world—and built it into a USB mic that gets the job done with no fuss, allowing anyone to record a quality sound at home. Recording straight to computer, the mic allows you to forego the complications of an audio interface, a mixer, or even speakers: you can monitor your audio as you record over the mic's built-in 3.5mm headphone jack. A tripod desk stand, pivoting stand mount, 10' USB cable, and a soft protective pouch are included.

Designed for Multiple Uses
This mic is designed for your voice, whether you use it to stream game-play over Twitch, participate in VoIP conference calls, or to sing over productions you've created in your laptop.
For Computers or Mobile Devices
The mic will operate with both Mac and Windows computers as well as tablets, so long as you have the compatible adapter for mobile devices (available separately). No preamp, interface, converter, or mixer are necessary for recording your voice.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic, so everyone can clearly hear your voice.
Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Volume Dial
The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring. Just plug a pair of headphones into the AT2020USB's 3.5mm jack, and you'll be able to listen to your broadcast-quality audio in all its glory. A convenient volume dial helps you raise or lower the headphone volume, so you won't have to change the volume on your computer or your recording software to hear audio at your desired level. Finally, the mic gives you a blend knob, which comes in handy for recording music: you can use it to adjust the balance between your mic's pickup and any pre-recorded audio; adjust this knob to your liking, and you won't hear any latency as you record.
High-Quality Headphone Amp
When you use the AT2020USB+, you'll have access to a high-quality headphone amp built right into the housing. The audio streaming from the mic into your headphones will be clear, strong, and free from any noise you don't want to hear.
Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
The mic records audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 16-bit / 48 kHz, giving you the broadcast standard for media playback. When it comes to the digital technology in this mic, you need not worry about recording a substandard sound.
USB Connection Right Out of the Box
With the included tripod stand, mic mount, and USB cable, you can get up and running right away. Simply place the mic in the mount, attach the mount to the stand, and run the USB cable from your ATUSB2020+ into your computer. When you're done, stow the mic in the included pouch for safekeeping.
UPC: 042005178988

Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsPodcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing
Form FactorDesktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
High-Pass FilterYes
Gain AdjustmentYes
Indicators1 x Blue Single LED (Power)
On-Board ControlsHeadphone Volume
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB-B Female (on Mic)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length10' / 3.0 m
Wireless ConnectivityNone
BluetoothNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion16-Bit
Sample Rate44.1 kHz
48 kHz
OS CompatibilityWindows
macOS
*As of November, 2019: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
RAM Requirement64 MB Minimum
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating Voltage5 V
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Included CasePouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 2.05 x L: 6.38" / ø: 52 x L: 162 mm
Weight13.6 oz / 385.56 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 9.6 x 2.8"

Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Reviews

Very good

By Erika J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-19

I am happy with this microphone.

Fantastic Plug and Play Mic

By Mariya
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

Amazing microphone for the price. I'm a business owner and make videos and do a lot of calls for my company. This microphone sounds so good I've had people take their earphones out and literally ask "why did my earphone quality just get so much better?" Because my voice sounded THAT crisp. It's also light, easy to set up, it looks phenomenal. I love the blue light that turns on when you plug the mic in.

Great mic at a great price.

By Tarquin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

While I know USB mics might not be as great quality as XLR's, this USB mic has definitely upped the quality of my narration projects. Great sound quality, and the mic monitoring ability with the headphone jack is great. If you're starting out in the voice acting/narration business and don't have a ton of money for equipment, this is a fantastic middle ground between cheap microphones and high end expensive ones. Love this and would def purchase again.

Excellent quality with minimal effort

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

Got this for voice over work. I just plugged this in and got excellent audio quality. No effort required. Highly recommend!

Great Mic

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-09

I bought this as an Open Box item. Had the listing not indicated it as such I would have never known. It's the perfect mic for what I was looking for, which was to record my sax into GarageBand on my iPad. As a side note, you definitely want a genuine Apple lightning to USB camera adapter for a setup like this. I tried a 3rd party product and it flaked out, constantly re-connecting.

Awesome Mic!

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

For the money there may be no better microphone on the market!

Excellent, high quality simple mic for beginners

By Chi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-06

This is a great condenser mic for the pricepoint. The USB is truly plug and play - no hassles and works with no need for additional gear (interface, XLR cables etc.) or software drivers. Recording quality is great for vocals and for podcasting/voice recording. The mic build quality is solid and sturdy. It comes with a little tripod which is well made enough but you may want a different mount depending on your setup. There is an audio output jack on the mic for monitoring and a hard balance control wheel. There aren't a ton of bells and whistles or other controls, which is ok for the price point. I can't really ding it for much. Highly recommended overall.

Great sound

By Tam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-08

Wonderful sound when set up correctly. Best results with the mic close. If not using a pop filter, have the mic either to the side or below your mouth to avoid the plosives.

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