Audio-Technica AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
|Item Weight||0.6 Pounds|
About this item
- Condenser design for studio-quality vocal and instrument applications; ideal for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals
- Excels in high-SPL applications with extended response for smooth, natural sonic characteristics
- Low-mass element for superb transient response
- Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector
- Rugged design and construction for reliable performance
- Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
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Audio-Technica's stringent consistency, reliability and quality standards bring professional performance to this extremely affordable line of home/project studio microphones.
|Element||Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser||Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid||Cardioid||Cardioid||X/Y Stereo||Cardioid||Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-of-Eight|
|Frequency Response||40-20,000 Hz||20-20,000 Hz||30-20,000 Hz||20–20,000 Hz||20-20,000 Hz||20-20,000 Hz|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||–48 dB (3.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa||–37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa||–39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa||-41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa||-33 dB (22.4 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa||–42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|Impedence||100 ohms||100 ohms||250 ohms||200 ohms||120 ohms||120 ohms|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||136 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.||144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.||145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.||122 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.||148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)||149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)|
|Dynamic Range||113 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL||124 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL||126 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL||103 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL||136 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL||132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||71 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa||74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa||75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa||75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa||82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa||77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|Phantom Power Requirements||48V DC, 2 mA typical||48V DC, 2 mA typical||48V DC, 2 mA typical||N/a||11-52V DC, 3.8 mA typical||11-52V DC, 4.7 mA typical|
|Switches||N/a||N/a||N/a||Off, on/flat, on/roll-off||Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)||Polar selection; Flat, roll-off; 10 dB pad (nominal)|
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|Item Dimensions||9.50 x 5.00 x 2.75 inches||10.00 x 7.00 x 3.00 inches||1.85 x 1.77 x 6.89 inches||16.50 x 9.61 x 2.99 inches|
Ideal for home studio and live applications, the low-profile AT2021 offers an extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and wide dynamic range. The microphone is outstanding for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. Its low-mass element offers a superb transient response.
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Noise floor isn't everything when it comes to mic performance, but I just wanted to share my experience that the noise floor of the AT2021 is better than I expected.