Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ and ATH-M50RD

New Headphones and Microphones @ ProLight+Sound 2013

Equipped with an USB output, the AT2020USB+  is designed for digitally capturing music or any acoustic audio source employing users’ favourite recording software. The microphone offers studio-quality articulation and intelligibility perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use.

The AT2020USB+ features a built-in headphone jack with volume control that allows users to directly monitor their microphone signal in real time, and a built-in high-output internal headphone amplifier that delivers superior clarity. The microphone also offers a mix control that can blend the microphone’s signal with pre-recorded audio (perfect for DJ/karaoke use). The unit’s cardioid pickup pattern delivers excellent off-axis rejection, while its A/D converter - with a 16-bit 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate - ensures extremely articulate sound reproduction.

The microphone is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000, and Mac OS X. It is powered from a USB Bus and includes a tripod desk stand, stand mount, USB cable and soft protective carrying pouch.

The AT2020USB+ has a recommended retail price of £169 inc VAT/€169 ex VAT and will be available from April 2013.


Audio-Technica Makes Studio Sessions More Colourful With New ATH-M50RD Limited Edition Red Monitor Headphones
Based on input from end users looking for an alternative to the headphone’s existing color schemes, the ATH-M50RD offers the same levels of comfort and superior audio quality for monitoring and mixing as their standard counterparts. Just 3000 pairs of the ATH-M50RD will be released in Europe.

Harvey Roberts, Audio-Technica UK marketing manager said, “The new red finish of the ATH-M50RD allows producers and musicians the chance to inject a little extra colour into recording and mixing sessions. The M50 is already renowned for its accuracy and natural sound – and now it offers a choice of colours to suit users’ musical moods.”

Employing Audio-Technica’s latest transducer technology, the ATH-M50 headphones offer the highest level of sonic accuracy. The ATH-M50’s innovative design was engineered to provide hours of maximum comfort in applications ranging from broadcast to studio/recording uses. The ATH-M50 headphones feature an efficient collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage. Featuring proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems and CCAW voice coils, the ATH-M50 headphones have exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while delivering clear, natural, accurate sound with impactful bass and high-frequency extension.


The headphones also feature a closed-back cushioned earcup, providing exceptional clarity and superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. In addition, the circumaural earpieces swivel a full 180 degrees for easy one-ear monitoring. The ATH-M50 has a lightweight and adjustable cushioned headband for maximum listening comfort. An OFC litz wire cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated 1/8" connector with included professional screw-on 1/4" adapter. The ATH-M50RD joins the current line-up of ATH-M50 in black and ATH-M50WH in white.

You can watch the ATH-M50RD introductory video on Audio-Technica’s YouTube channel at:

The ATH-M50RD has an RRP of £159 inc VAT/€159 ex VAT