A-T’s AT2035 cardioid condenser microphone.Stow, OH (July 17, 2008)–Audio-Technica has launched its AT2035 cardioid condenser microphone and the AT2050 multi-pattern condenser microphone. These large-diaphragm, side-address mics join the AT2020, AT2010, AT2041SP and AT2020 USB as members of the company’s expanding 20 Series.
The AT2035 is intended for a variety of miking applications, including overheads, acoustic instruments and guitar cabinets. It features a large diaphragm, high SPL handling, wide dynamic range and a custom shock mount. The AT2035 has a fixed cardioid polar pattern and features performance specifications, including a flat, extended frequency response (20-20,000 Hz); high SPL handling capability (148 dB, 158 dB with the 10 dB pad); and an element that reportedly yeilds extremely low self-noise (12 dB SPL).
A-T’s AT2050 multi-pattern condenser microphone.The AT2050 is targeted for studio use and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, overheads, guitar amps and more. It offers three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid and figure-eight. Its dual, large-diaphragm capsule design is said to maintain polar pattern definition across its full frequency range (20-20,000 Hz). The AT2050 has the ability to handle high SPLs (149 dB, 159 dB with the 10 dB pad) with low self-noise (17 dB SPL). In addition, its dual diaphragms are gold-vaporized.
Both microphones feature a switchable integral 80 Hz high-pass filter and a 10 dB pad. The filter provides switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The high-pass position reduces the microphones’ sensitivity to popping in close vocal use. Output from each microphone’s XLRM-type connector is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced; each mic comes with a shock mount and a protective pouch.