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Maintaining the Audio-Technica tradition of clear and transparent sound quality, the U853A cardioid condenser hanging microphone is ideal for speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording. The microphone's fast transient response and low distortion characteristics allow every complex detail to be heard with all its impact-rich, vibrant qualities faithfully reproduced. Equipped with UniGuard® innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference, the U853A accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line cardioid polar patterns. The battery or phantom powered microphone also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.
|Element||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|Frequency Response||30 - 20,000 Hz|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity||Phantom: -42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Battery: -43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
|Impedance||Phantom: 200 ohms - Battery: 270 ohms|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||Phantom: 133 dB, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. - Battery: 123 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.|
|Low Frequency Roll Off||80 Hz, 18 dB/octave|
|Switches||Off, on-flat, on-roll-off|
|Dynamic Range||Phantom: 109 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL - Battery: 99 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|
|Battery Type||1.5V AA/UM3|
|Battery Current/Life||0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)|
|Dimensions||1.34" (34.0 mm) long, 0.48" (12.2 mm) diameter|
|Output Connector||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|Cable||25.0' (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13" (3.2 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F-type connector|
|Accessories Included||U853A: AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451 steel hanger; AT8531 power module; AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter; battery
U853AW: AT8153WH two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451WH steel hanger; AT8531 power module; AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter; battery
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