Audio-Technica Ships New Stereo Mic
Audio-Technica has begun shipping its AT2022 X/Y stereo condenser microphone.
Audio-Technica has begun shipping its AT2022 X/Y stereo condenser microphone. A dual-element condenser microphone designed for stereo recording, the AT2022 features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for versatile pickup, according to the company.
Audio-Technica officials said the AT2022 is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture. The capsules fold flat for storage and transportation.
The AT2022 includes a 1.6-foot cable terminating in a three-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8-inch connector. The output of the microphone is a three-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5V AA battery for operation.
A switch permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (through and integral 80 Hz high-pass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing and comes with a AT8405a stand clamp that permits mounting on most microphone stands. A fuzzy windscreen, battery, and soft protective pouch are also included.
Audio-Technica's AT2022 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $439.