By PSW Staff • July 20, 2010 The new Audio-Technica AT2021 cardioid condenser microphone (larger image below) Audio-Technica has unveiled the new AT2021 cardioid condenser microphone, offering an extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and wide dynamic range. The microphone’s condenser design provides quality performance for vocal and instrument applications, and can also be utilized with acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. The AT2021 is also available packaged with the AT2020 in the AT2041SP Studio Pack. The AT2021 captures smooth, natural sonic characteristics of the audio source, and the low-mass element provides excellent transient response. Corrosion-resistant contacts from the microphone’s gold-plated XLRM-type connector, in addition to the mic’s rugged design and construction, ensure consistent, reliable performance and durability for the user. The unit’s cardioid polar pattern rejects pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. AT2021 Specifications: Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser Polar Pattern: Cardioid Frequency Response: 30-20,000 Hz Open Circuit Sensitivity: –39 (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa Impedance: 250 ohms Maximum Input Sound Level: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. Noise: 19 dB SPL Dynamic Range (Typical): 126 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical Weight: 83 g (2.9 oz) Dimensions: 4-in long x 0.83-in max body diameter Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type Accessories Furnished: Stand clamp; soft protective pouch The AT2021 is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $139. Audio-Technica Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Microphones Poll · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.