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Audio Technica AT2020

Post by flanneljammies » Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:39 am

So I got the new glossy tome-like Sweetwater catalog yesterday and noticed a new (to me anyway) AT2020 mic. It's a $99 LDC. I know most everyone regards AT pretty highly and I'm wondering if anyone has checked out this new model. At this price point, how does it compare to the Studio Projects B1?

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by rhythm ranch » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:04 am

Interesting. Haven't heard it (or even heard of it). Doesn't look to be a LDC though, the diaphragm is only 16mm. More of an MDC.

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by flanneljammies » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:22 am

rhythm ranch wrote:the diaphragm is only 16mm. More of an MDC.
What's the size cutoff for a LDC? Or rather, what are the typical SDC and LDC sizes?

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by lancebug » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:03 am

At 20db does it seem kinda noisy? Am I misreading the specs? Seems like an AT version of one of the MXL sdc's.

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by rhythm ranch » Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:43 am

flanneljammies wrote:What's the size cutoff for a LDC? Or rather, what are the typical SDC and LDC sizes?
Small = approx. 1/2" or about 10-12mm
Medium = approx. 3/4" or about 16-20mm
Large = approx. 1" or about 24-28mm

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by junkstar » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:30 pm

Just got my Sweetwater catalog today and am intrigued. Anyone try this 2020 out yet? I don't own any AT mics... Anyone really dig the 3035? Don't think I'll have the dough for anything more expensive for a few months..

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by theistheman » Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:52 pm

I was wondering about that one too.

I own a 3035, and I love it. It's nothing real special, but for the money you can't beat it. I hope someone tries out the 2020 soon so I can hear about it. (too poor to get one myself right now)

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by ctmsound » Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:55 pm

My AT rep is pretty pissed over this mic. More cheap chinese crap that will drive the costs of mics down. Not that AT is crap, I own them myself.

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by joelpatterson » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:00 pm

Sometimes I just get these subliminal feelings about gear I hear about, no rational rhyme or reason, and maybe that's not the most scientific way to live, but I looked at this ad in the Sweetwater catalog and just... kinda... shook my head, thinking, "$99, is someone trying to fool me into something or what?"
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Post by sad iron » Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:59 pm

yes, but how well does the AT2020 see?
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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by howiemarx » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:15 pm

any opinions on these yet?

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by ctmsound » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:40 pm

Just got them in stock at my store. I'll crack one open soon and see how well this "Price Point" microphone sounds.

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by Mark » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:46 am

You can hear (and see) a review of the AT2020 at tyford.com. Just click on Review Archive, then on the Quickie folder and then download AT2020.mp4.
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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by bigtoe » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:24 am

ctmsound wrote:My AT rep is pretty pissed over this mic. More cheap chinese crap that will drive the costs of mics down. Not that AT is crap, I own them myself.
an AT rep is pissed about driving the costs of mics down? hahahaha...

live by the sword / die by the sword...and AT isn't manufactured in the states as far as i know...

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Re: Audio Technica AT2020

Post by tony moore » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:30 am

Musicians Fiend gave me one of these and an external f/w drive for free when I bought my Presonus Firepod. The free drive is loud as hell, I hope the free at isn't!

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