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Specifications

ELEMENT Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30-20,000 Hz
LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave

OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY

  • Phantom: –42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Battery: –43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa

IMPEDANCE

  • Phantom: 200 ohms
  • Battery: 270 ohms

MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL

  • Phantom: 133 dB, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Battery: 123 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)

  • Phantom: 109 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Battery: 99 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
BATTERY TYPE 1.5V AA/UM3
BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE 0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
SWITCH Off, on-flat, on-roll-off
WEIGHT (MICROPHONE) 0.5 oz (14 g)
WEIGHT (POWER MODULE) 4.9 oz (139 g)
DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE) 1.34" (34.0 mm) long, 0.48" (12.2 mm) diameter
DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE) 3.31" (84.0 mm) H x 2.48" (63.0 mm) W x 0.87" (22.0 mm) D
OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE) Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
CABLE 25.0' (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13" (3.2 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F-type connector
OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS (Can be requested separately) UE-H hypercardioid (100°); UE-O omnidirectional (360°); UE-UL UniLine® (90°)
ACCESSORIES FURNISHED AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451 steel hanger; AT8531 power module; AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter; battery
AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE M12

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Audio-Technica U853A Miniature Hanging Microphone

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$259.00
SKU:
U853A
Weight:
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Product Description

The U853A is a wide-range miniature condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. It is designed for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television and other demanding sound pickup applications. The combination of small size and excellent response makes the microphone ideal for suspension over choirs, instrumental groups or theater stages.

The microphone requires 11V to 52V phantom power or a 1.5V AA battery for operation. A battery need not be in place for phantom power operation.

The microphone is equipped with UniGuard RFI-shielding technology, which offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI). The microphone's cardioid polar pattern provides a 120° angle of acceptance. Additional interchangeable elements with omnidirectional (360°), hypercardioid (100°) and UniLine (90°) pickup patterns are available.

The microphone includes a 7.6 m (25') permanently attached miniature cable. Its free end connects to the provided AT8531 power module via a special TA3F-type connector designed to optimize RFI immunity. The output of the power module is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. A 3-position switch in the power module permits choice of off, on/flat response, or on/low-roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass UniSteep filter). The roll-off position reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.

The microphone comes equipped with a power module, a vinyl-coated steel hanger for positioning over a choir/orchestra/stage, a two-stage foam windscreen, a 5/8"-27 stand adapter and a battery. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing with a low-reflectance black finish. It is also available with white housing, cable, hanger and windscreen as the U853AW.

Features

  • Designed for suspension over choirs, instrumental groups and theater stages
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • 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
  • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90° to 360°
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility
  • Available in two colors: Black (U853A) and White (U853AW)
  • Operates on battery or phantom power