AudioTechnica ATR6550x Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Model: ATR6550X UPC: 042005204991 Item: 176515

Product Information

The ATR6550x shotgun microphone offers crisp, intelligible pickup from close or far away. A switch on the microphone’s body allows you to shift easily between “Wide” and “Far” settings. In the “Wide” setting, which is appropriate for close and medium-range miking, the ATR6550x functions as a standard cardioid condenser, focusing pickup on your desired sound source, while blocking noise from the rear and sides. Switching to the “Far” setting causes the polar pattern to narrow to super-cardioid, giving you even greater directionality to pick up sound from a distance, while bypassing ambient noise such as traffic, air-handling systems, room reverberation, and mechanically coupled vibrations.

Designed especially for use with cameras, the ATR6550x comes with a camera shoe mount and has a permanently attached cable that plugs into a camera’s 3.5 mm (1/8") mic input. Additional accessories include a microphone stand clamp, foam windscreen, and AA battery.


  • Permanently attached cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") connector plugs into your camera’s mic input
  • Two range settings: "Wide" for close and medium distance; "Far" for long-distance
  • Includes camera mount, stand clamp, foam windscreen, and AA battery




  • Element: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: 
    • Wide: Cardioid
    • Far: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 70 - 18,000 Hz
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity:
    • Wide: -56 dB
    • Far: -45 dB
  • Battery Type: 1.5V AA/UM3
  • Switches: Far/Wide/Off
  • Weight: 113 g (4 oz) without cable
  • Cable: 1 m (3') long, permanently attached cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Camera shoe mount
  • Microphone stand clamp
  • Foam windscreen
  • AA battery


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