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Audio-Technica AT-U853R (U853R)

Hanging Cardioid Condenser Microphone in Black with UniGuard RFI Shielding Technology

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What's in the box:

  • Audio-Technica U853R UniPoint Series Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone (Phantom Power Only) (Black)
  • AT8153 Two-Stage Foam Windscreen
  • AT8451 Steel Hanger
  • AT8538 Phantom Power Module
  • AT8438 5/8"-27 Stand Adapter
  • 1 Year Warranty

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AT-U853R
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U853R

    Audio-Technica's U853R is a hanging condenser microphone that is designed for overhead miking applications such as church choirs, instrumental groups, or theater stages. It's low-profile, unobtrusive appearance means that it will easily blend in with its surroundings, so you don't have to worry about it getting in the way or causing a distraction. The U853R features a cardioid polar pattern with a smooth and natural-sounding on-axis response, while also offering superior off-axis rejection to prevent unwanted noise from degrading its sound quality.

    This microphone comes equipped with Audio-Technica's UniSteep® filter, which provides a steep filter that rolls off low-frequency content to improve voice intelligibility without affecting voice quality. No worries of muddy audio quality when using the U853R, simply flip on the UniSteep filter and you're set to go.

    It also features Audio-Technica's UniGuard® radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding technology to prevent interference noise from wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets from creating any undue problems with your audio signal. Take advantage of this excellent and cost-effective microphone for all your overhead miking needs, and get the best possible sound for any scenario!

    Note: Works with interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90° to 360° (elements sold separately)
Applications for the Audio-Technica AT-U853R
  • Choir Microphone
    • Hang the U853R above the choir. This always works best with a stage riser. Use 3 or 4 hanging mics for a small to mid sized choir of 12 to 24 members and add more where necessary. See more about miking a choir.
  • Theatre Microphone
    • Hang mics where necessary to pick up the dialog, the feedback rejection will help in this application.

Specifications for the Audio-Technica AT-U853R

{ "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" : "–39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa", "IMPEDANCE" : "250 ohms", "MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL" : "139 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.", "DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)" : "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", "SWITCH" : "Flat, roll-off", "WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)" : "0.5 oz (14 g)", "WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)" : "2.9 oz (81 g)", "DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)" : [ "1.34" (34.0 mm) long,", "0.48" (12.2 mm) diameter" ], "DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)" : [ "3.66" (92.9 mm) long,", "0.74" (18.9 mm) diameter" ], "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°)" ], "ACCESSORIES FURNISHED" : [ "AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen", "AT8451 steel hanger", "AT8538 power module", "AT8438 5/8"", "27 stand adapter" ], "AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE" : "M12" }

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