The Audio Technica U853R 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 for 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 AT8538 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 recessed switch in the power module permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass UniSteep filter) to help control undesired 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 and a 5/8"-27 stand adapter. 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 U853RW.
Please Note: This mic is phantom powered only! It is not battery powered!
Uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120° acceptance angle
Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility
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 minimize pickup of undesired ambient noise
Available interchangeable elements permit angle of acceptance from 90 degree to 360 degrees
Steel hanger positions microphone over choirs, instrumental groups and theater stages
Available in two colors: black (U853R) and white (U853RW)