AT2020USB Stories August 10, 2015

Upgrade your podcast game: Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ mic & CAD Acousti-Shield $159 shipped ($257 value)

Update (8/10 10:30pm): Amazon is offering the Shure PG42-USB Vocal Microphone for $224.95 shipped (Reg. $249, best we can find).

Adorama has an interesting mic combo deal for starter musicians, podcasters and anyone looking to upgrade their recordings. You can grab the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone with a CAD Audio Acousti-Shield 32 Stand Mounted Acoustic Enclosure for $159 shipped. Combining both items, that’s $121 under the original listings, $98 under the current Amazon prices for both the mic and shield, as well as being the best we can find. Even at the lowest these two items have been offered for, you’re still saving around $50.

This USB condenser mic will certainly offer a much better quality than your internal options with a 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz A/D conversion and a built-in headphone jack for on-board monitoring. It has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 75 Amazon customers.

Now that you have a good mic, the only thing that can ruin your recordings is the room you are in. One of the best ways to take the space out of the equation is with an acoustic shield. This CAD option features a perforated stainless steel construction and is made to wrap nicely around the AT without taking up your entire room. This model has a 4.2/5 star rating from over 110 Amazon customers.

AT2020USB Stories May 14, 2015

expiredPodcast w/ a real mic: Audio-Technica AT2020USB Condenser USB Microphone $80 shipped (Reg. $99)

No one wants to listen to a podcast that sounds like it was recorded in a wind tunnel. Buy a real mic and take your show next level:

BuyDig (99.4% rated seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Audio-Technica AT2020USB Condenser USB Microphone for $79.99 with free shipping. Various third parties and even Amazon itself are currently selling it for around $120, while most other retailers are charging $99. Today’s deal is the best price we have ever seen by $10.

It’s rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 569 Amazon reviewers and features:

  • Side-address studio condenser with USB digital output (Windows and Mac compatible)
  • Crystal-clear, natural sound for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use
  • Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Low self-noise perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment
  • Includes tripod desk stand, pivoting stand mount, USB cable & storage pouch

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