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CardioidAudio-Technica AT2035

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The AT2035 is a fixed-cardioid electret condenser with a large-diaphragm capsule and a transformer-coupled output circuit.

The capsule is a new design for this microphone (and was later incorporated into the BP4025 stereo mic). It is a back-electret design, like the AT2020, uses a 2-micron diaphragm made of PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide) coated with gold. The diaphragm is center-terminated.

The mic takes an unusually high SPL before distortion — 148dB without the pad, or 158dB with the pad engaged.

The AT2035 ships with a shockmount (Audio-Technica p/n AT8458) and a soft pouch for storage.

SoundOnSound, 2009

[W]ith the pad and low-cut filter switched out, the AT2035 sounded subjectively very similar to [the AT2020] on vocals, but it was more sensitive … and also produced less background noise.

The general character of both the 2020 and 2035 was what I’d describe as “hinting at vintage,” with a warm and slightly compressed sounding mid-range and a very smooth high-end.

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The mic was released in 2008.

Specifications

Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
AT2035 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (22 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 80 Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 24.3mm
Capsule diameter: 26mm
Diaphragm gauge: 2 microns
120 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 158 dB
Self-noise: 12.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
403g (14.22oz) 170mm (6.69'') 52mm (2.05'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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