Designed to plug directly into a panel- or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector, the Audio Technica U859QL cardioid condenser quick-mount gooseneck 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 microphone also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise. The microphone is 18.90" long. The U859QL was designed for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television and other demanding sound pickup applications.The small-diameter double gooseneck design permits highly flexible positioning while maintaining a smooth, well-contoured appearance. The U859QL stands 480.0 mm (18.90") from the table or podium. The microphone requires 11V to 52V phantom power for operation.The microphone's cardioid polar pattern provides a 120° angle of acceptance. An XLRM-type connector insert at the base allows the microphone to be plugged directly into an XLRF-type panel jack or microphone cable. A switch 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 two-stage foam windscreen. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing with a low-reflectance black finish.
Quick-mount design with 3-pin XLRM-type connector insert at base plugs into any standard XLRF-type surface or cable connector
Uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120 degree acceptance angle
Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
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
Two-stage foam windscreen yields dramatically improved resistance to P-pops and other breath blasts