Audio Technica U853A Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone - White

Maintaining the Audio-Technica tradition of clear and transparent sound quality, the U853A cardioid condenser hanging microphone is ideal for speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording.

Audio Technica U853A Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone - White

Audio Technica U853A Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone - White

Maintaining the Audio-Technica tradition of clear and transparent sound quality, the U853A cardioid condenser hanging microphone is ideal for speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording.

SKU: U853AW

Cat no: 18552

  • Operates on battery or phantom power
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility 
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£235.00 (ex vat) £282.00 (incl vat)

Audio Technica U853A Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone - White

Maintaining the Audio-Technica tradition of clear and transparent sound quality, the U853AW cardioid condenser hanging microphone is ideal for speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording.

The microphone’s fast transient response and low distortion characteristics allow every complex detail to be heard with all its impact—rich, vibrant qualities faithfully reproduced. Equipped with UniGuard® innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference, the U853A accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line cardioid polar patterns. The battery- or phantom-powered microphone also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.

  • 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

Key Featres:

  • Operates on battery or phantom power
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility 

Product Specification

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

Impendance:

  • 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:

  • UE-H hypercardioid (100°);
  • UE-O omnidirectional (360°);
  • UE-UL UniLine® (90°)
  • Audio Technica U853A Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone - White

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