Audio-Technica AT8022 X/Y Stereo Microphone

Capture realistic, professional live recordings with the Audio-Technica AT8022 Stereo Microphone's perfect X/Y positioning within one low-profile housing.

Ideal for video camera-mount use, stereo field recording, interviews and home recording, Audio-Technica's versatile AT8022 stereo condenser offers a compact housing and the pristine sound quality of a live sound field. Its coincident capsule configuration produces an X/Y stereo image in a small housing. The microphone is supplied with two cables for use with either pro or consumer gear. It offers switchable low-frequency roll-off and the convenience of battery or phantom power. The microphone is fully RoHS-compliant - free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS).

Innovative capsule configuration produces accurate stereo image in smaller housing

Compact, lightweight design is perfect for video camera-mount use as well as for stereo field recording, interviews and home recording

Ideal for use with handheld digital recording devices

Operates on battery or phantom power--for use with pro or consumer equipment

Switchable low-frequency roll-off

Includes two cables: one balanced (two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output); one unbalanced (3.5 mm TRS at output)

RoHS-compliant - free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)

Element: Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser

Polar Pattern: X/Y Stereo

Frequency Response: 20-15,000 Hz

LF Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave

Open Circuit Sensitivity:
- Phantom: -38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Battery: -38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa

Channel Balance: <2.5 dB
- Phantom: 250 ohms
- Battery: 300 ohms

Max. Input Sound Level:
- Phantom: 128 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
- Battery: 120 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

Dynamic Range (Typical):
- Phantom: 109 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
- Battery: 101 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 75 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical (each channel)

Battery Type: 1.5V AA/UM3

Battery Current/Life: 0.7 mA / 700 hours typical (alkaline)

Switch: Battery On/Off; Flat, roll-off

Weight: 247 g (8.7 oz)

- 186.0 mm (7.32 in.) long,
- 47.6 mm (1.87 in.) head diameter
- 21.0 mm (0.83 in.) maximum body diameter

Output Connector: Integral 5-pin XLRM-type

- Balanced: 2.0 m (6.5 ft.) long, 8 conductor, shielded, vinyl-jacketed stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output end;
- Unbalanced: 0.6 m (2.0 ft.) long stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and 3.5 mm TRS connector at output end

Accessories Furnished: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8 in. - 27 threaded stands; windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.83 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT8022

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 330-686-2600 x5000

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted May 22, 2011 by a customer from

"good versatile tool for professional live recordings"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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lots of options, good sound
It's a versatile microphone, that responds very well to record far sources. It's spacial resolution in excellent. The sound is very good, it makes more than acceptable professional recordings for live performances.
It's versatility is excellent. You can use it with or without phantom power. It includes XLR cables and also a miniplug. You can easily plug it into a zoom h4n, or a minidisc, or a videocam. It doesn't matters what you're using it for, it will works great.
Ease of Use
Just plug it... very easy. Placing is easy too, very intuitive, and peak is high. Can manage high volumes very well.
very good quality
for me it's a great value. It's like two good sounding conderser mics in one. To akg c1000 are much more expensive and sound difference is in my opinion matter os tastes.
Manufacturer Support
no experience with support
The Wow Factor
it's nice, also it's shape is not my favourite.

Musical Background:

active musician

Musical Style:

classic, jazz
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