Audio-Technica AT2010 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The Audio-Technica AT2010 is designed to bring the studio-quality articulation and intelligibility of Audio-Technica’s renowned 20 Series to the stage, for crystal-clear vocal performances. Featuring the same 16 mm low-mass diaphragm found in the critically acclaimed Audio-Technica AT2020 side-address studio condenser, the Audio-Technica AT2010 excels wherever articulate vocals are needed: in houses of worship, for solo performances, jazz vocalists, singer/songwriters, and more.
The AT2010 is a handheld condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. It is designed specifically for close-up vocal use in professional live sound and studio applications.
The microphone requires 48V phantom power for operation. The cardioid polar pattern of the microphone is more sensitive to sound originating directly in front of the element, making it useful for controlling feedback, reducing pickup of unwanted sounds, and providing isolation between performers.
The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing. Its multi-stage grille design offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity. The included AT8470 Quiet-Flex stand clamp permits mounting on any microphone stand with 5 /8″-27 threads. A soft protective pouch is also included.
- Extended frequency response and superior transient response for smooth, natural sonic characteristics
- Studio-quality sound on stage for crystal-clear vocal performance
- Same 16mm low-mass diaphragm found in the AT2020 studio microphone
- High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
- The cardioid polar pattern reduces the pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving the isolation of the desired sound source
- Multi-stage grille design offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance without compromising high-frequency clarity
- Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector
- Rugged, all-metal, and constructed for years of trouble-free service
- Quiet-Flex stand clamp provides silent, flexible microphone positioning
When using the microphone in settings with a stage monitor speaker, the speaker should be located 180° off the axis (at the rear of the microphone). This placement, in conjunction with the microphone’s uniform cardioid pickup pattern, will virtually eliminate the possibility of undesired audio feedback.