Web only

Audio-Technica AT2020 Handheld Cardioid Side-Address Microphone

Code: A73UT

  • Desktop condenser microphone for audio recordings such as interviews or podcasts
  • Cardioid side-address pickup to detect audio from a specific direction, isolating background noise to give you a higher quality sound
  • XLR connection that supplies the microphone with a 48V phantom power for operations
  • A sensitivity of -37dBv allows you to get an excellent response to quieter sounds

Product details

Audio-Technica AT2020 Handheld Cardioid Side-Address Microphone

• Desktop condenser microphone for audio recordings such as interviews or podcasts
• Cardioid side-address pickup to detect audio from a specific direction, isolating background noise to give you a higher quality sound
• XLR connection that supplies the microphone with a 48V phantom power for operations
• A sensitivity of -37dBv allows you to get an excellent response to quieter sounds

What is the advantage of having a condenser microphone?
Condenser microphones are the most common type of microphones. They are often used in recording studios as they have a greater ability to reproduce all of the audio of an instrument or voice. Using phantom power, condenser microphones usually have a louder output but can be more sensitive to loud sounds.

What position does the condenser microphone pick up sound from?
This microphone is uniquely vertical in its operation. This microphone has a cardioid polar pattern, which means it is more sensitive to sounds from its side at a 120 degree angle. The pickup is based in one direction, which makes it effective for isolating unwanted sound as well as giving it a high resistance to feedback.

What would I use this microphone with?
The microphone is a condenser type with a cardioid polar pattern, and its desk-mounted design makes it perfect for use in a studio or at home. The wide angle pickup makes it suitable for a range of purposes such as recording demo tracks, interviews, podcasts or voiceovers. It can pick up loud noises without distortions and won’t be affected by feedback from your speakers when facing the right way.

Specifications
Transducer type Condenser
Polar pattern Cardioid
Product type Desk mounted
Impedance (Ohms) 100 ohm
Sensitivity -37 dB
Connection type XLR
Cable length Not included
Detachable cable Yes
On/off switch No
Dimensions 52 x 162 mm
Net weight 345 g
Warranty 2 years
Package contents: AT2020 microphone
Stand mount
1 x threaded adapter
Soft pouch

Do I need a phantom power supply

Asked by: The Patriarchy
The microphone has an XLR connection that supplies the microphone with a 48V phantom power for operations
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-23
  • y_2017, m_9, d_19, h_19CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1
  • loc_en_GB, sid_A73UT, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_maplin-en_gb

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A73UT Audio-Technica AT2020 Handheld Cardioid Side-Address Microphone (1+) £89.99

Why not tell us and our B2B sales team about your specific business needs and expectations?

At Maplin, we’re always looking for innovations and technology that can help your business work more efficiently.

With a dedicated business team and special services available only to business customers, you can access our electronics and technology solutions through our wide network of over 200 stores, our website with more than 20,000 products or though your personal account manager over the phone.

Working with organisations for nearly 30 years, Maplin offers a nationwide range of benefits to our business users:

  • 30 day EOM credit account
  • volume discount pricing
  • online and in-store use of account
  • one-to-one account management
  • bespoke product sourcing and branding
  • free delivery on orders over £10
  • scheduled and forward ordering service

Contact our business team on 

0333 400 9740 to open an account or discuss your business needs.

To receive your free copy of the Maplin Catalogue just call 0333 400 9740.

£89.99

  • Home Delivery
  • Click & Collect

Related Products
Handheld condenser microphone ideal for versatile performances and ...
Handheld condenser microphone ideal for versatile performances and recording, Cardioid polar patterns, Balanced male XLR output, Sensitivity of -34 dB for great pick up of quiet audio, Large diaphragm for a warm clear sound Special features, Comes with a spider-type ...
Dynamic microphone that is ideal for live performances ...
Dynamic microphone that is ideal for live performances with musical instruments, A handheld microphone that is totally portable, Hyper-cardioid pattern to pick up audio directly from the front of the microphone, XLR connection for universal compatibility with mixers and amplifiers, ...
A condenser shotgun microphone, ideal for live audio ...
A condenser shotgun microphone, ideal for live audio transmissions and audio recordings using a camcorder or portable audio recorder, Handheld style microphone that can also be mounted on a microphone stand, 3.5mm connection that can fit camcorders and portable audio ...
Eight pre-set channels between 828.65MHz and 863.7MHz to ...
Eight pre-set channels between 828.65MHz and 863.7MHz to prevent any interference from other wireless kits, Single wireless lavalier microphone kit that is ideal for conferences, presentations and interviews, Short range FM radio signals so as not to interfere with other ...