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Audio-Technica U857Q Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone  Black 14.47 in.

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The phantom-powered U857Q is designed to plug directly into a panel or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector. 14.37" long. It features a small-diameter go...Read More

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

The phantom-powered U857Q is designed to plug directly into a panel or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector. 14.37" long. It features a small-diameter gooseneck that adjusts easily to any position. It is a cardioid condenser microphone and offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to Audio-Technica's UniGuard technology. Self-contained electronics, phantom-power, plus an 80Hz low-cut UniSteep filter to reduce pickup of low-frequency ambient noise make it easy to use. It also accepts interchangeable elements, available optionally in cardioid, hypercardioid, omni, and UniLine line cardioid polar patterns.

  • 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 gooseneck for quick positioning
  • UniSteep filter improves sound pickup without affecting voice quality
  • Self-contained electronics eliminate need for external power module
  • Accepts interchangeable polar-pattern elements (cardioid and omni)
  • 2-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

If you need a really good desk-mount mic, the U857Q is an excellent one. Order today.


U857Q Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone

  • 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
  • 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 degrees); UE-O omnidirectional (360 degrees); UE-UL UniLine (90 degrees)
  • ACCESSORIES FURNISHED: AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8662 shock mount

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Comments about Audio-Technica U857Q Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone:

great isolation, not microphonic to touch!

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