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AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
One of the most versatile studio and live sound microphones from Audio-Technica. There are three polar patterns, switchable between cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-of-eight. Use for vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.

Dual Large Diaphragms
The dual large diaphragms are gold-vapourised and aged to achieve optimum characteristics over years of use. 

Pads and Filters
This microphone is equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad. This makes it versatile in a number of studio applications which require multiple configurations. Bass roll-off cuts the bass frequencies that the mic picks up. In cardioid use the mic has a "proximity effect," a boosting of the bass when the source is close to the mic. With the high-pass attenuator on, you can get close to the mic and not have that bass buildup. The mic has a built-in preamp circuit and if the sound is too loud it can make that circuit distort. So you'd use the attenuator when you record something like a screaming vocalist, loud brass instruments, or a loud guitar amp.


  • 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.



Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser

Polar Patterns


Frequency Response


Open Circuit Sensitivity

–42dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1Pa



Maximum Input Sound Level

149dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
159dB SPL, with 10dB pad (nominal


18dB SPL

Dynamic Range (typical)

132dB, 1kHz at Max SPL

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

77dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa

Phantom Power Requirements

11-52V DC, 4.7 mA typical


Polar selection;
Flat, roll-off;
10 dB pad (nominal)




170.0mm (6.69″) long,
52.0mm (2.05″) maximum body diameter

Output Connectors

Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

Accessories Furnished

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


Audio-Technica AT2050 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone


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