Ideal for video camera-mount use, stereo field recording, interviews and home recording, Audio-Technica's versatile AT8022 stereo condenser offers a compact housing and the pristine sound quality of a live sound field. Its coincident capsule configuration produces an X/Y stereo image in a small housing. The microphone is supplied with two cables for use with either pro or consumer gear. It offers switchable low-frequency roll-off and the convenience of battery or phantom power. The microphone is fully RoHS-compliant – free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS).
The AT8022 requires 11- 52V DC phantom power, or a 1.5V AA battery for operation. A battery need not be in place for phantom power operation. (Use battery power only when connecting the AT8022 to an unbalanced input.)Battery installation: Unscrew the lower section of the microphone body to reveal the battery compartment. Insert a fresh 1.5V AA battery in the handle compartment (“+” end up), then reassemble the microphone. Alkaline batteries are recommended for longest life.Remove the battery during long-term storage. Battery switch must be “on” for battery operation. Turn off when not in use to preserve battery life. Battery switch has no effect on phantom power operation.Output for each stereo channel is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced.
The balanced signals appear across Pins 2 and 3 for the left channel,Pins 4 and 5 for the right channel. Pin 1 is ground (shield) for both channels. Output is “Pins 2 and 4 hot” - positive acoustic pressure produces positive voltage at Pins 2 and 4.Two cables are provided: one balanced cable (5-pin XLRF-type to two 3-pin XLRM-type) and one unbalanced cable (5-pin XLRF-type to 3.5 mm TRS). NOTE: Use battery power only when connecting the AT8022 to an unbalanced input.Locating the AT8022 nearer the sound source enhances the width of the stereo image, while decreasing room ambience.
Conversely,as the mic position moves away from the sound source, a narrower left/right stereo image results and more of the “room sound” is noted. An integral 80 Hz high-pass filter provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The roll-off position reduces the microphone's sensitivity to popping in close vocal use.It also reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.), room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations.
The high sensitivity of the AT8022 assures useful output and an excellent match to most inputs. However, the microphone's high output may overload some sensitive electronic input stages under some conditions. Many pre-amps and mixers include a mic pad or input attenuator control to prevent overload.Avoid leaving the microphone in the open sun or in areas where temperatures exceed 110° F (43° C) for extended periods.Extremely high humidity should also be avoided.
Cables: Balanced: 2.0 m (6.5') long, 8 conductor, shielded, vinyl-jacketed stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output end;
Unbalanced: 0.6 m (2.0') long stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and 3.5 mm TRS connector at output end
Accessories Furnished: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch
- Innovative capsule configuration produces accurate stereo image in smaller housing
- Compact, lightweight design is perfect for video camera-mount use as well as for stereo field recording, interviews and home recording
- Ideal for use with handheld digital recording devices
- Operates on battery or phantom power - for use with pro or consumer equipment
- Switchable low-frequency roll-off
- Includes two cables: one balanced (two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output); one unbalanced (3.5 mm TRS at output)
- RoHS-compliant – free from all substances specified in the EU directive on the reduction of hazardous substances (RoHS)