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CardioidAudio-Technica AT2020USB+

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The AT2020USB+ is an enhanced version of the AT2020USB. While sharing the same capsule, circuit, and sonic profile, it offers these additional features:

  • Maximum sample rate of 48kHz (vs. 44.1 for the AT2020USB).
  • Onboard headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring.
  • Rotary “mix” control to control relative volumes of playback tracks vs. microphone audio source.
  • Rotary headphone volume control.

According to Audio-Technica, either could be used for podcasting. The USB+ version offers the additional capability of monitoring during multitrack recording, directly through the microphone’s headphone jack, making it suitable for home studio music production too.

The AT2020USB+ has a blue LED inside the grille to indicate a successful USB connection. It draws 5V DC from the USB host.

As with the namesake AT2020, the USB and USB+ versions use a back-electret, prepolarized capsule with an approximate diaphragm diameter of 16mm.

The AT2020USB+ ships with a desktop tripod mic stand, a stand adapter, a 10-foot USB cable, and a storage pouch.

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The mic was released in 2013.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (n/a mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 16mm
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
386g (13.62oz) 162mm (6.38'') n/a
  • USB (1)
Power Specifications

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