U873R

Handheld Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

MSRP* US$280.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview


    The U873R UniPoint hypercardioid condenser microphone offers smooth, accurate audio reproduction for handheld and fixed-mount applications. The microphone is equipped with A-T’s UniGuard® technology for unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. It also features an 80 Hz UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of unwanted low-frequency ambient noise. The microphone’s special internal shock mounting eliminates virtually all handling and cable noise. Designed for distortion-free output even in intense sound fields, interchangeable elements (cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional) permit selection of angle-of-acceptance from 100° to 360°.
  • Features


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

    • Smooth, accurate reproduction for handheld and fixed-mount applications

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

    • Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    • Integral 80 Hz high-pass filter switch and 10 dB pad switch

    • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 100° to 360°

    • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise

    • High sensitivity and high SPL capability

    • Robust design for enduring dependability

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNHypercardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE70-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE200 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL155 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)131 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 3 mA typical
    SWITCHESFlat, roll-off;
    10 dB pad
    WEIGHT5.6 oz (160 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.17" (156.7 mm) long,
    1.48" (37.7 mm) head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-C cardioid (120°);
    UE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8122 foam windscreen; AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES2
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  • Downloads

    UniPoint Review - Sound & Video Contractor (pdf 128.21 KB)
    UniPoint Review - Pro Audio Review (pdf 238.70 KB)
    U873R Specification Sheet (pdf 318.04 KB)
    U873R Submittal Sheet (pdf 454.32 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Is the bottom of the mic an xlr output?

      Can you please tell me if the base of the mic has a permanently attached cord or if it has an xlr input?

      I would like to use the mic as my indoor dialogue mic for film, as it has gotten many positive reviews. However, I would need the base of the mic to be an xlr input/output to place a fethead preamp between the mic and the xlr cable. In all of the pictures, I can't tell if it is a removable xlr cable or a permanently attached cable on the base of the mic.

      Thank you very much.
      Asked on 1/6/2015 by mrstamos from Oregon

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the end of the microphone has an XLR output. The cable is not permanently attached.

        Answered on 1/20/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Does this unit run on phantom power only? Or can it be run by a single AA battery as well?
      Asked on 5/10/2013 by Curious123

      1 answer

      • A:

        Phantom power only.

        Answered on 5/13/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Would either the AE5100 or U837R be effective in choir applications-positioned approx 3-4 feet from group?
      Asked on 3/14/2013 by kazdoc from Bethlehem,PA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. I assume that you mean the U873R. Yes, both microphones will work well for this application, although the AE5100 would pick up and sound much better.

        Answered on 3/19/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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