Featuring three selectable pickup responses, strong audio performance, and reputable dependability, the Audio-Technica AT2050 Large Diaphragm Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone offers a smooth and detailed sound along with versatile use cases for home-based musicians, vocalists, and project studio engineers. The dual large-diaphragm condenser capsule enables the mic to provide omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8 polar patterns, which gives the AT2050 the flexibility to serve a wide variety of voice and instrument miking applications. Plus, the supplied shockmount helps keep extraneous handling and foot noise down.
Engage the -10 dB pad to increase headroom and capture incredibly loud sources up to 159 dB SPL without distortion. When low-frequency rumble/hum or overwhelming bass invade your signal, turn on the 80 Hz high-pass filter switch to attenuate the lows without resorting to EQ. Since the AT2050 is a solid-state true condenser with an XLR output, it should be mated to an XLR-equipped mic preamp capable of sending 48V phantom power, or anything between 11 to 52 VDC.
Designed for critical home/project studio applications and live performance, this side-address multipattern condenser mic delivers detailed sonics and low noise, even after years of use. With its smooth, natural sound, the AT2050 is ideal for musicians, producers, and recording engineers, whether it is used on vocals, acoustic instruments, drums, or speaker cabinets.
Outfitted with dual gold-vaporized large diaphragms, the AT2050 is a true externally polarized (DC bias) condenser microphone with three switchable polar patterns—omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8.
Equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and -10 dB pad, the AT2050 easily handles high sound pressure levels (up to 159 dB) and avoids the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.), room reverberation, and mechanically coupled vibrations.
Along with its rugged construction and high-performance specifications, the AT2050 provides reliable consistency from model to model. It comes with a protective pouch and a custom shockmount.
|Primary Applications||Live Sound, Studio Recording|
|Form Factor||Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount|
|Intended Sound Sources||Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument|
|Operating Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional|
|Pattern Selection||Switched (Adjustable on Mic)|
|High-Pass Filter||80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave|
|On-Board Controls||High-Pass Filter, Pad, Polar Pattern|