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Audio-Technica ATR 55 Uni-Directional Condenser Shotgun Microphone   

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The Audio-Technica ATR 55 Uni-Directional Condenser Shotgun Mic is designed especially for use with video cameras. The ATR 55 provides 2 range settin...Read More

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The Audio-Technica ATR 55 Uni-Directional Condenser Shotgun Mic is designed especially for use with video cameras. The ATR 55 provides 2 range settings: Normal, for close- to medium-distance recording, and Tele for long-distance pickup. Comes with an attached 3' cable with 1/8" mini plug. A camera-mount, pistol-grip, stand clamp, foam windscreen, battery, and 1/4" phone plug adapter come with the Audio-Technica ATR 55.
Requires phantom power.

  • Designed for use with video cameras
  • Normal setting for close-to-medium”-distance recording
  • Tele for long-distance pickup
  • Permanently-attached 3' cable
  • 1/8" mini-plug (1/4" adapter included)
  • Camera-mount
  • Pistol-grip
  • Stand clamp
  • Foam windscreen

ATR 55 Uni-Directional Condenser Shotgun Microphone

  • Element: Condenser
    Frequency response: 70-18,000Hz
    Polar Pattern: Normal”Unidirectional, Tele”Supercardioid
    Impedance: Normal: 1000 ohms Tele: 2200 ohms

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Good Value

By Mark-A6d89

from Central Illinois

This is an excellent mic foe video use. So far no problems, nice selection of accessories included. Excellent value. Far better than mics built in to the camera. Also works well with a boom set up.


Well made video mic

By BillR

from Hagerstown, MD

I have owned this mic for about 5 years and have found it's a great for using on camcorders. The recording quality is far superior to the camera's internal mic, but not as good as some other professional video mics. Overall it's worth the investment.


Good for the price

By Aaron Parks

from Seattle, WA

This fairly natural sounding shotgun mic certainly beats most in camera microphones any day. Good for low-budget filmmakers looking to improve the quality of their audio without spending too much. My only complaint with this product is that when the cable coming out the back is moved it makes obnoxious squeaking noises which the microphone picks up. This can be fixed by cutting off the plastic cord keeper at the bottom of the microphone. Overall, good sound and tight pickup pattern.

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