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Audio-Technica U857 Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone
Audio-Technica U857 Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone

Audio-Technica U857 Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone

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SoundPro Item: 47112
MPN: U857Q

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Durable and flexible design of condenser microphone U857Q delivers a high-quality solution for any gooseneck application. Set up is quick by plugging into standard XLRF-type surface or cable connector from 3-pin XLRM-type connector insert at mic’s base. Sound protection, mounting functions and more make this gooseneck mic a popular choice in public speaking at houses of worship, conference rooms, lecture halls, and more.

Audio quality excels in components throughout this microphone. Narrow acceptance angle does not pick up ambient noise, focusing closely on sound source in front of mic. RFI-shielding technology provides superior rejection of interference from other signals. Shock mount and foam windscreen attenuate noise, shock, and vibrations from the room and mounting surface. Choose between flat response or low-frequency roll-off with a recessed switch to further curb undesired ambient noise. Integral 80 Hz high-pass filter enables easy switching from flat response to low-frequency roll-off. 11V to 52V of phantom power is required to operate this condenser microphone.

In addition to sound performance, physical attributes of the gooseneck make it well-suited for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, TV, and other demanding sound pickup environments. Double gooseneck design allows for highly flexible positioning, allowing adjustments for application and personal preference. Rugged housing is covered in low-reflectance black finish, protecting the mic during adjustments, and avoiding glare of lights into the room.

Different configurations of U857 allow choices of desired height from mounting surface and acceptance angle of 90 or 120 degrees.

Audio-Technica U857 Features

  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • RFI-shielding technology
  • High-pass filter for switching from flat response to low-frequency roll-off
  • Self-contained electronics elminate need for external power module
  • 3-pin XLRM-type connector insert plugs into standard XLRF-type surface or cable connectors
  • Flexible gooseneck adjusts easily
  • Includes shock mount and windscreen
  • Microphone Configurations
  • U857Q
    • 14.4" height
    • 120° acceptance angle
  • U857QL
    • 18.9" height
    • 120° acceptance angle
  • U857QU
    • 19.2" height
    • 90° acceptance angle
  • U857QLU
    • 23.7" height
    • 90° acceptance angle
  • U857 Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone1
  • AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen1
  • AT8662 shock mount1
  • Two Year Limited End User Warranty1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternCardioid
  • Frequency Response30 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Impedance250Ω
  • Low Frequency Roll Off80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity-39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Maximum Input Sound Level 139 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic Range115 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Switches Flat, roll-off
  • Weight 5.1 oz (144 g)
  • Dimensions 18.94" (481 mm) long (U857QL), 14.37" (365 mm) long (U857Q) , 0.48" (12.2 mm) head diameter, 0.74" (18.9 mm) base diameter
  • Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

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