Audio-Technica unveils limited edition AT2020 microphones for content creators

Audio-Technica has announced limited-edition versions of its acclaimed AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone. The AT2020V and the AT2020USB+V will both be available in a reflective silver finish, said to ‘mirror the creative force of its user, making these mics ideal for YouTubers, livestreamers and other content creators.’

Designed for musicians, podcasters and voice-over applications, these side-address condensers are equipped with low-mass diaphragms custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. The mics’ cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. All models in the AT2020 mic line offer a wide dynamic range and handle high SPLs.

Both of the limited edition V models also feature AT8458a shock mounts to attenuate noise, shock and vibrations transmitted through a mic stand, boom or mount. The inbuilt A/D converter has a 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate. 

The AT2020V features an analogue XLR output for connection to a digital converter or mixer. The AT2020USB+V comes with a built-in high-output headphone amplifier, with volume control that allows direct monitoring, along with a mix control that blends microphone and pre-recorded audio, and boasts plug and play USB connectivity. A 3.1m USB cable is included.

Currently available stateside, the new models are priced at $149 (AT2020V) and $199 (AT2020USB+).