Equipped with a USB digital output, the AT2020 USB offers studio-quality articulation and
intelligibility perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting, and voiceover use.
The AT2020 USB features a low-mass diaphragm, custom-engineered for extended
frequency response and superior transient response. Audio-Technica’s state-of -the-art design and
manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone complies with the company’s renowned
consistency and reliability standards.
Side-address studio condenser with USB digital output
Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use
Compatible with Windows and Mac
Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and
superior transient response
Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving
isolation of desired sound source
Low self-noise – perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment
Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely for easy and precise placement of
Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use
Correct adjustment of microphone level is important for optimum performance. Ideally,
the microphone level should be as high as possible without overloading the input of your
computer. If you hear distortion, or if your recording program shows levels that are
consistently overloaded (at peak levels), turn the microphone volume (or level) down,
either through your control panel (or system preferences) settings, or through your
Screw the pivot mount onto the top of the tripod desk stand.
Place the tripod desk stand on a flat surface. (The tripod legs will extend to provide
a wide, secure base.)
Install the AT2020 USB microphone into the threaded collar of the pivot mount
and tighten collar while holding the microphone in place. The front of the microphone
should be facing the sound source. (A USB icon and blue LED indicate the front of the
microphone; the product model number is displayed on the rear of the microphone.)
If necessary, adjust the microphone’s angle with the pivot mount’s thumbscrew.
Plug the provided USB cable into the USB digital output at the base of the microphone.
Avoid leaving your microphone in the open sun or in areas where temperatures exceed
110 F (43 C) for extended periods. Extremely high humidity should also be avoided.