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Audio-Technica Introduces AT2035, AT2050

Company exhibits two new affordable condensers at InfoComm show.

Audio-Technica expanded its 20 Series with the AT2035 cardioid condenser and AT2050 multi-pattern condenser microphones.

The AT2035 retails for $249; it is for overheads, acoustic instruments and guitar cabinets; it features a large diaphragm for natural sound and low noise. A wide dynamic range offers versatility, and a custom shock mount provides isolation. The company says the mic’s cardioid polar pattern reduces the pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source.

The AT2035 has a fixed cardioid polar pattern and features a flat, extended frequency response, high SPL handling capability (148 dB, 158 dB with the 10 dB pad) and an element yielding low self-noise (12 dB SPL).

The AT2050 (MSRP $369) is suitable for studio and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, overheads and guitar amps. It offers switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid and figure-eight. Its dual large-diaphragm capsule design maintains polar pattern definition across its frequency range. The AT2050 also handles high SPLs (149 dB, 159 dB with the 10 dB pad) with low self-noise (17 dB SPL). Its dual diaphragms are gold-vaporized.

Both mics feature a switchable integral 80 Hz high-pass filter and a 10 dB pad. The filter provides switching from flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The high-pass position reduces the mics’ sensitivity to popping in close vocal use. It also reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.

Output from each microphone’s XLRM-type connector is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced. Each mic comes with a protective pouch.

They’re available in August.