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Audio-Technica U853R Hanging Condenser Microphone, Black, U853R

Suspend Audio-Technica's U853R over choir performances, instrumental groups and theater stages to get natural sound from any angle. (3) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Audio-Technica U853R Mic Black

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Product Description

Perfect for speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording, the U853R cardioid condenser hanging microphone is equipped with UniGuard innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. With a consistent cardioid polar pattern, the mic offers natural sound from any angle, and superior gain before feedback. It is phantom powered and features an integral 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise. The microphone accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine line cardioid polar patterns.


- 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 (U853R) and white (U853RW)

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- Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Freq. Response: 30-20,000 Hz
- LF Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: -39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Impedance: 250 ohms
- Max. 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 in. (34.0 mm) long, 0.48 in. (12.2 mm) diameter
- Dimensions (Power Module): 3.66 in. (92.9 mm) long, 0.74 in. (18.9 mm) diameter
- Output Connector (Power Module): Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
- Cable: 25.0 ft. (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13 in. (3.2 mm) diameter, 2 conductor shielded cable with TA3F-type connector
- Accessories Furnished: AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451 steel hanger; AT8538 power module; AT8438 5/8 inch-27 stand adapter
- Audio-Technica Case Style: M12
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black, U853R
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): U853R
White, U853RW
Shipping Weight: 0.9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): U853RW
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 330-686-2600
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: The product performs exactly as it said it would. It allows our choir to concentrate more on the quality of their sound rather than the volume. Everyone at our church has been impressed so far. Feature: It's a choir microphone and it fits the bill for that nicely. Ease of Use: Very easy, just hang from the ceiling and plug into your mixer. Quality: Product is smaller than you would expect yet delivers good quality sound and volume. Value: Seems to be worth the price at this point. Manufacturer Support: I give ZZounds a 10 because they have always delivered excellent support and service. Never had to use the manufacturer so far. The Wow Factor: It just hangs there from the ceiling and does it's job. Most people don't even notice it's there since we purchased the white one to match our ceilings. Overall: I expect this to last us for years.
Style of Music: rock, Christian
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