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Audio-Technica U853 Cardioid Condenser Overhead Microphone
Audio-Technica U853 Cardioid Condenser Overhead Microphone
$229.00

Audio-Technica U853 Cardioid Condenser Overhead Microphone

SoundPro Item: 67884
MPN: U853PM
$229.00

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Hanging condenser microphones expertly capture large areas of sound, providing full ambience and sound reinforcement for big groups in a way individual mics cannot. The U853 was designed for quality sound reinforcement for large performing groups, as well as professional recording and television. Commonly used to mic choirs, orchestras, and theater stages, the U853 highlights sound within its acceptance angle. Choose from different color and acceptance angle options in the U853 line.

UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology rejects RFI at outstanding rates. Choose between flat response or low frequency roll off in the UniSteep® filter to help limit undesired ambient noise. Included foam windscreen adds protection from room noise and vents or wind. As a condenser microphone, 11V-52V of phantom power is required for operation. When setting up the mic, position it forward of the front-most source, above the rear-most source, and aim it between them. To create the best sound balance, the distance from the microphone to the rear-most source should not double the distance from the microphone to the front-most source.

Rugged housing has low-reflectance finish, creating a clean look that won’t reflect bright stage lights at the audience. Included with the mic is a 25 foot miniature cable that is permanently attached. The cable’s free end connects to the wall/ceiling plate power module (included) through a TA3F-type connector that optimizes RFI immunity. Also included are a vinyl-coated steel hanger for hanging and a stand adapter so the microphone can be set on the stage if desired.

Among the U853 products, there are a few differences that can make the mic more tailored to your use. Choose between black or white housing, 120° or 90° acceptance angle, and models with or without a gain switch in the power module.

Audio-Technica U853 Features

  • Wall/ceiling plate power module permits permanent installation in standard metal U.S. single gang electrical box
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility
  • Designed for suspension over choirs, instrumental groups and theater stages
  • UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • UniSteep® filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality
  • Configurations
  • U853PM
    • 120° acceptance angle
    • Black finish
    • Gain switch on power module
  • U853PMW
    • 120° acceptance angle
    • White finish
    • Gain switch on power module
  • U853PMU
    • 90° acceptance angle
    • Black finish
    • Gain switch on power module
  • U853PMWU
    • 90° acceptance angle
    • White finish
    • Gain switch on power module
  • U853R
    • 120° acceptance angle
    • Black finish
  • U853RU
    • 90° acceptance angle
    • Black finish
  • U853RW
    • 120° acceptance angle
    • White finish
  • U853RWU
    • 90° acceptance angle
    • White finish
  • U853 Cardioid Condenser Overhead Microphone1
  • Two-stage foam windscreen1
  • AT8538 power module1
  • AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter1
  • Element Permanently polarized condenser
  • Frequency Response 30 - 20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll Off 80 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 Range 115 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Switches Flat, roll-off
  • Weight 14 g (0,5 oz)
  • Cable 25 feet (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13" (3.2 mm) diameter, 2 conductor shielded cable with TA3F-type connector
  • Dimensions 1.34" (34.0 mm) long, 0.48" (12.2 mm) diameter
  • Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

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