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Audio Technica AT2050 Omni Cardioid Figure 8 Studio Condenser Microphone

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The versatile AT2050 provides consistent, superior performance in switchable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-of-eight polar pattern settings. Its dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged to achieve optimum characteristics over years of use. Equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad, the microphone is ideal for studio and live sound use on vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.


  • Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight
  • Switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad
  • Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T’s stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Includes shock mount & protective pouch
  • Element    Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
  • Polar Pattern    Cardioid,
  • Omnidirectional,
  • Figure-of-Eight
  • Frequency Response    20-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll Off    80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity    –42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Maximum Input Sound Level    149 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
  • 159 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
  • Noise    17 dB SPL
  • Dynamic Range    132 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio    77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements    11-52V DC, 4.7 mA typical
  • Switches    Polar selection;
  • Flat, roll-off;
  • 10 dB pad (nominal)
  • Weight    412 g (14.5 oz)
  • Dimensions    170.0 mm (6.69") long,
  • 52.0 mm (2.05") maximum body diameter
  • Output Connector    Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Output Connectors    Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories Included    AT8458 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
  • Audio-Technica Case Style    R5

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