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Audio-Technica Introduces AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Designed for home studio and stage applications at a budget-conscious price point

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


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