Audio-Technica is now shipping the new AT2022, a dual-element condenser microphone designed for stereo recording outfitted with two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation.
The AT2022 includes a 1.6-foot (0.5 m) cable terminating in a 3-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) connector. The output of the microphone is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5V AA battery for operation.
A switch permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing.
The included AT8405a stand clamp permits mounting on any microphone stand with 5/8”-27 threads. A fuzzy windscreen, battery and soft protective pouch are also included.
The new AT2022 X/Y stereo condenser microphone is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $439.