Audio-Technica AT-U857Q Microphone

Gooseneck cardioid condenser microphone

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  • Audio-Technica U857Q Gooseneck Microphone with Cardioid Micropone Capsule (14") (Phantom Only)
  • Phantom Power Only
  • AT8153 Foam Windscreen
  • AT8662 UniPoint Shock Mount
  • 1 Year Warranty

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Designed for high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and broadcasting

    Ideal for conference centers, boardrooms, courtrooms, houses of worship, and other installed applications, The U857Q from Audio-Technica is designed to plug directly into a panel- or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector. The U857Q cardioid condenser quick-mount gooseneck microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to Audio-Technica's UniGuard™ innovations. The 14.47 inch long microphone features an ultra-flexible small-diameter gooseneck and accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine™ line cardioid polar patterns.Equipped with self-contained electronics, the phantom-powered U857Q also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.


  • Designed for high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and broadcasting
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • Easy-to-adjust, rugged, small-diameter, alternating gooseneck with virtually no "memory" permits quick positioning into desired shape
  • UniSteep® filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality
  • Self-contained electronics eliminate need for external power module
  • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90° to 360°
  • Two-stage foam windscreen yields dramatically improved resistance to P-pops and other breath blasts
  • Quick-mount design with 3-pin XLRM-type connector insert at base plugs into any standard XLRF-type surface or cable connector
  • Included shock mount attenuates noise, shock and vibration transmitted through the mounting surface

Specifications for the Audio-Technica AT-U857Q

{ "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" : "5.1 oz (144 g)", "DIMENSIONS" : [ "14.37" (365.0 mm) long", "0.48" (12.2 mm) head diameter", "0.74" (18.9 mm) base diameter" ], "OUTPUT CONNECTOR" : "Integral 3-pin XLRM-type", "OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS" : [ "UE-H hypercardioid (100°)", "UE-O omnidirectional (360°)", "UE-UL UniLine™ (90°)" ], "ACCESSORIES FURNISHED" : [ "AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen", "AT8662 shock mount" ], "AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE" : "M34" }

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