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— With two different cable terminations, this versatile mic can be used for computer recording
or live sound applications —

NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 16, 2012 Audio-Technica (booth C3010), a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” is displaying the AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone at NAB 2012. Ideal for recording instruments and vocals, this handheld dynamic microphone has both USB and XLR connections, enabling its use either with a computer or with a P.A. system. Its durable metal construction provides long-lasting performance. Its low-mass diaphragm and smooth, extended frequency response make the microphone ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover and live performance use.

The AT2005USB features a convenient headphone output with volume control that allows the user to monitor the audio signal directly from the microphone. The mic’s USB operation is compatible with both Windows- and Mac®-based hardware and software. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the user’s desired sound source.

AT2005USB Specifications:
Polar Pattern:Cardioid
Frequency Response:50 to 15,000 Hz
Power Requirements:USB Power (5V DC)
Bit Depth:16 bit
Sample Rate:44.1 kHz/48 kHz
Controls:On/off switch; headphone volume control
Weight:         9.5 oz (268 g)
Dimensions:7.20" (183.0 mm) long,
2.01" (51.0 mm) maximum body diameter
Output Connector:  USB-type and XLR-type
Headphone Output Power:           10 mW @ 16 ohms
Headphone Jack:   3.5 mm TRS (stereo)

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The AT2005USB comes with USB and XLR-to-XLR cables; a tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use; and a threaded mic stand clamp, that attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand. It is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $149.00.

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