Audio-Technica has released new limited-edition AT2020 Series studio microphones — the AT2020V (standard) and the AT2020USB+V (USB model), each featuring a reflective silver finish.
The side-address condensers are equipped with low-mass diaphragms custom-engineered for extended frequency response and transient response. The mics’ cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. All models in the AT2020 mic line are aimed to provide a wide dynamic range and handle high SPLs. Both of the limited edition V models come with AT8458a shockmounts to attenuate noise, shock, or vibration transmitted through a mic stand, boom or mount.
The AT2020V is intended for vocal pickup in home-studio applications and features an analog XLR output for connection to a digital converter or mixer. The AT2020USB+V, applicable for podcasting, streaming, home studio recording and voiceover use provides the convenience of plug-and-play USB operation. The AT2020USB+V features a built-in high-output headphone amplifier with volume control that allows direct monitoring of the microphone signal with no delay.
It also offers a mix control that blends microphone and prerecorded audio. The microphone’s A/D converter has a 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, and a 10-foot (3.1-meter) USB cable is included.
The microphones are currently available in the U.S. priced at $149 (AT2020V) and $199 (AT2020USB+V).