Audio-Technica Debuts Three Table-mount Microphone Devices with Switch and LED Functionality

— Featuring a built-in mute switch and bicolored LED, each device offers an advanced but intuitive audio solution that’s perfect for conference room applications —

Las Vegas, NV 06-18-2014 INFOCOMM — Audio-Technica (Booth C10520), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, introduces three table-mount LED microphone devices that bring convenience, control and superior audio to a variety of presentation environments. The new ES945/LED Omnidirectional and ES947/LED Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphones and AT8657/LED Flush Mount Microphone Socket with Contact Closure all feature a 360° bicolor LED indicator ring. Part of Audio-Technica’s Engineered Sound™ (ES) line, these devices are available exclusively to contractors and system integrators.

The ES945/LED Omnidirectional and ES947/LED Cardioid Condenser Button-style Boundary Microphones provide clear, highly intelligible audio that is perfect for video conference, teleconferencing, audio recording, and other demanding sound pickup applications. Each mic is protected by a rugged, all-metal case with a dual-layer steel mesh grille, and features a low-profile design that allows it to be mounted unobtrusively in a tabletop. Users can locally mute and un-mute each microphone thanks to a capacitive-type touch-sensitive switch; the bicolor LED indicator that encircles the grille alerts user to audio status – it glows green when live and turns red when muted. These phantom-powered mics are equipped with a 3-pin XLRM output and boast UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology for outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference. Both models are available in black and silver.

The AT8657/LED Flush Mount Microphone Socket with Contact Closure allows user to add remote switch and LED functionality to a 21 mm phantom-powered gooseneck or button-style boundary microphone with a 3-pin XLRM output, including Audio-Technica’s ES945 and ES947 non-LED models. The socket is equipped with a 5-pin XLRM output for both audio and control function. Its external contact closure capability enables control of remote devices, so user can easily trigger an external device (e.g., a camera or light) with the touch of the unit’s capacitance switch. The socket also features a lock switch that automatically engages the microphone upon insertion to securely hold it in place until the switch is manually released by user. The bicolor LED ring is powered by the microphone’s phantom power, eliminating the need for an additional power source.

ES945/LED Omnidirectional and ES947/LED Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphones will be available July 2014. The AT8657/LED will be available August 2014.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web:

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Tom Harrold ( or visit our media centre at; in Germany, please contact Alexandra Bischof (; in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth C10520 at the 2014 InfoComm Show in Las Vegas, NV.