Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

- Element: Externally-polarized (dc bias) condenser
- Polar patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional,Figure-of-eight
- Frequency response: 20-20,000 hz
- Low frequency roll-off: 80 hz, 12 db/octave
- Open ircuit sensitivity: -42 db (7.9 Mv) re 1v at 1 pa
- Impedance: 120 ohms
- Maximum input sound level: 149 db spl, 1 khz at 1% t.H.D.; 159 Db spl, with 10 db pad (nominal)
- Noise: 17 dB SPL
- Dynamic range (typical): 132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 pa
- Phantom power requirements: 11-52v dc, 4.7 Ma typical
- Switches: Polar selection; flat, roll-off; 10 db pad (nominal)
- Weight: 412 g (14.5 Oz)
- Dimensions: 6.69" long, 2.05" Maximum body diameter
- Output connectors: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
- Accessories furnished: AT8458 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
- Audio-Technica case style: R5
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT2050
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 330-686-2600

Audio-Technica AT2050 Microphone

The versatile AT2050 provides consistent, superior performance in switchable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-of-eight polar pattern settings. Its dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged to achieve optimum characteristics over years of use. Equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad, the microphone is ideal for studio and live sound use on vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.


- Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-8
- Switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad
- Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise
- State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
- Includes shock mount & protective pouch
(7 ratings)
Submitted April 5, 2011 by a customer from
"Another Great Mic From AT"
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You won't find a better mic without spending a lot more money!
This is an excellent mic for the money and is typical of my experience with AT mics. It has a fairly flat, nice full, clean response and does not have the brittle high end of many mics in this price range. Very good sound.
Ease of Use
Set the pattern you want and hit record. If you need to make any adjustments they can be done in production.
Musical Background:
Recording Engineer, Semi Pro musician
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