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Audio-Technica 2020 USB Condenser Microphone

What is Microphone Impedance?

The source impedance of a microphone is the equivalent total AC resistance to current flow that would be seen looking onto the microphone’s output. Ideally...

What is a Wireless Microphone?

A wireless microphone is essentially a scaled down version of a commercial broadcasting system.  The speaker talks into a microphone, the signal is then...
microphone transient response graph

Microphone Transient Response

Transient response is the measure of a microphones ability to capture a very sudden sound “attack”. The limitations of a microphones transient response are...

Microphone Output Level / Sensitivity

Because microphone elements are very small, the electric signal generated is very small in comparison with line level devices such as instruments and mixing...

Phantom Power

Condenser microphones require power to their amplifiers to work properly. This is achieved by running a DC voltage directly down the microphone cable.
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Microphone Overload

Distortions in a sound system are all too often blamed on the microphone. In fact, it is rarely the microphones fault, but the preamp it is connected to...