ES973 (DISCONTINUED)

Handheld Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone -

MSRP* US$265.00

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications

  • Overview


    The ES973 is a high-quality hypercardioid condenser designed for use as a handheld, stand or lectern vocal microphone. The microphone’s rugged housing contains all electronics; it is equipped with a 3-pin XLRM-type output connector. The microphone requires 11-52V DC phantom power. Optional interchangeable elements are available for coverage from 100° to 170°.
  • Features

    • Designed for quality sound reinforcement with smooth, accurate audio reproduction in handheld and fixed-mount applications

    • Uniform hypercardioid polar pattern with 100º acceptance angle

    • Available interchangeable elements permit angle of acceptance from 100º to 170º

    • High sensitivity and high SPL capability

    • Rugged design and construction for reliable performance

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNHypercardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE80-15,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)117 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO67 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
    WEIGHT5.4 oz (154 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.15" (156.1 mm) long,
    1.48" (37.7 mm) head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp; AT8122 windscreen; protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES2
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