In this video we review and test the Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser microphones and we also compare it to the Rode PodMic, Neat Workerbee and Rode NT1 Microphones

Audio Technica AT2020 Overview

Audio Technica AT2020 Review

The AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is designed for vocal and general studio recording. The AT2020 Microphone features a low-mass, side-address diaphragm with a cardioid polar pattern which is ideal for background noise rejection. A linear frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz enables the flexibility to accurately reproduce signals from a wide variety of sound sources. It’s high SPL limit and wide dynamic range allow the AT2020 to capture loud signals with minimal noise and distortion.

Audio Technica AT2020 Microphone Specs

Audio Technica AT2020 Specs
  • Connector: XLR
  • Transducer: Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Microphone Direction: Side Address
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1v @ 1Pa
  • Weight: 12.1 oz / 345 g

The Audio Technica AT2020 Is Suitable For:

  • Podcasting
  • Live Streaming
  • Video Conferencing
  • Studio Recording

Topics Covered in our Audio Technica AT2020 Review

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:50 – What’s In The Box?
  • 1:08 – AT2020 Specs
  • 1:40 – Proximity Test
  • 1:58 – Distance Test
  • 2:13 – Plosive Test
  • 2:30 – Location/Direction Test
  • 2:43 – Background Noise Test
  • 3:06 – Bump Test
  • 3:27 – Audio Technica AT2020 VS Rode PodMic
  • 4:05 – Audio Technica AT2020 VS Neat Workerbee
  • 4:45 – Audio Technica AT2020 VS Rode NT1
  • 5:35 – The Good
  • 6:20 – The Bad
  • 8:30 – Overall Thoughts
  • 9:00 – Final Thoughts

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Jordan Kettner

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