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Reviews Summary for ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $45
Description: Microphone with both USB and XLR connections for both radio and computer use (for digital audio)
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W2NJU Rating: 5/5 Jul 6, 2014 19:31 Send this review to a friend
Top Notch Mic Great Price  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I am pleased to review this microphone. As a radio broadcaster, voice over artist and singer, I have worked with everything from very expensive studio mics to 10 dollar mics and THIS Audio-Technica blew me away. It sounds as good as any $400 Shure or Sennheiser I have used in the studio. Rich tight bass, clear mids and sparkling highs. I have used it on my amateur radio gear as well as in my recording studio and it shines in both cases. One word of warning. I tried using it with the XLR connector plugged into my Kenwood TS-2000 and the USB plugged into my computer for recording and Echolink. The digital converter in the mic created noise that sent the Kenwood VOX into orbit and the Kenwood generated noise that got into digital audio. The microphone casing also got warm. Clearly an excellent microphone with great audio but use it in XLR mode or USB mode but not both at the same time. The mic is very well made. Heavy and solid. It's weakest link is the "off/on" switch. You can even monitor your audio by plugging your headphones into the mic and a volume control is provided for that purpose. This mic is a home run!
AC0X Rating: 5/5 Jan 29, 2013 18:35 Send this review to a friend
Great Mic for Digital Voice, Analog DX and Ragchewing  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
With the availability of rigs that let you adjust the frequency response of your transmit audio, a microphone designed solely for DXing or ragchewing isn't as important to have as it used to be. You can use most any quality microphone with the correct connections and impedance and simply use your rig's internal controls to peak or attenuate high or low audio frequencies depending on your needs. Because of this, there are several good microphones you can use, many reviewed here. The ATR2100-USB is a fine addition to that collection. Good clean audio over a wide range of frequencies, with an emphasis on voice range audio. Plus the micís tight cardioid pattern rejects sounds from the rear and sides. But what the 2100-USB gives you is the addition of a USB interface in addition to the XLR interface you'd use for direct connection to your rig. This allows you to use the same mic for both analog and digital voice, the same mic to use on the air and to record your voice-keyer recorded audio, and the same mic on your rig as you'd use in "hinternet" programs like EchoLink. Plus it gives you a quality mic to use in your regular computer applications like Skype. All for a price of around $45 online. A recommended addition to your station.

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