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Audio-Technica ATR55

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $100
  • Discontinued


ATR55 Documentation

CardioidSupercardioidAudio-Technica ATR55

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The ATR55 is an inexpensive shotgun mic designed specifically for mounting to video cameras. The mic’s permanently-affixed audio cable terminates in a 3.5mm mini-plug.

A switch allows selection of “normal” (Cardioid) or “tele” (Supercardioid) operation; the two modes have different sensitivity levels.


The ATR55 offers intelligible reproduction for close-, medium-, and long-distance pickup. In its “Tele” range setting, this unidirectional condenser is engineered to pick up dialogue and sound effects at a distance, while bypassing ambient noise such as traffic, air-handling systems, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations. Designed especially for use with video cameras.

  • Designed especially for use with video cameras
  • Two range settings: “Normal” for close- to medium-distance recording; “Tele” for long-distance pickup
  • Permanently-attached 3' (0.9 m) cable terminated with a 3.5 mm mini-plug
  • Camera-mount, pistol-grip stand clamp, foam windscreen, battery and 1/4'' phone plug adapter included

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (1.58 mV/Pa; 70 - 18,000 Hz)
Supercardioid (5.6 mV/Pa; 70 - 18,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
113g (3.99oz) n/a n/a
    Power Specifications

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