U853RU

UniLine® Condenser Hanging Microphone

MSRP* US$308.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



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  • Overview


    Featuring Audio-Technica’s UniLine® line cardioid element, the U853RU UniLine condenser hanging microphone is equipped with UniGuard® innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. The phantom-powered microphone accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line-cardioid polar patterns. Its 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.
  • Features


    • Designed for suspension over choirs, instrumental groups and theater stages

    • UniLine® polar pattern provides narrow 90° acceptance angle

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

    • UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)

    • UniSteep® filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality

    • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90° to 360°

    • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility

    • Available in two colors: black (U853RU) and white (U853RWU)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNLine Cardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–35 dB (17.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL135 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)115 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)1.1 oz (30 g)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)2.9 oz (81 g)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)6.14" (156.0 mm) long,
    0.48" (12.2 mm) diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)3.66" (92.9 mm) long,
    0.74" (18.9 mm) diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE25.0' (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13" (3.2 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F-type connector
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-C cardioid (120°);
    UE-H hypercardioid (100°);
    UE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8154 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451 steel hanger; AT8538 power module; AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM32
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    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    UniPoint Review - Sound & Video Contractor (pdf 128.21 KB)
    UniPoint Review - Pro Audio Review (pdf 238.70 KB)
    U853RU, U853RWU Specification Sheet (pdf 354.39 KB)
    U853RU & U853RWU Submittal Sheet (pdf 517.59 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    5.0

    Excellent Product...Great Price

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    from Rochester, MN

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    Pros

    • Choir
    • House of Worship
    • Live Sound Reinforcement
    • Theater

    Cons

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        Comments about Audio-Technica U853RU UniLine® Condenser Hanging Microphone:

        This has proved a very good product for sound reinforcement for a choir situation. The price is very affordable compared the great quality. I would highly recommend it for any church choir, school choir, etc.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Intermediate
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Musician
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Up to a year
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        • Q:

          What is the working distance of the U853RU?
          Asked on 11/11/2014 by celly from Michigan, USA

          1 answer

          • A:

            It depends.

            What is and how loud is the sound source?

            How good do you need it to sound? No ambient noise or is some ambient noise acceptable?

            How are you going to be positioning the microphone?

            Please contact our Audio-Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or audio-solutions@atus.com with the answers to these questions and they will have an answer for you.

            Answered on 11/12/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          How does the U853RU mini shotgun compare to the ES933
          Asked on 8/26/2014 by Audiofreq from Philadelphia, PA, USA

          1 answer

          • A:

            Fidelity on both is very good, the pick up pattern is what differentiates the two. The U853RU uses our UniLine type element which provides a very narrow, very directional pick up pattern (a 90 degree acceptance angle). The ES933 uses the more common cardioid type element which provides a broader directional pick up pattern (a 120 degree acceptance angle). The U853RU will provide better "spot miking" with less pick up of sound arriving at the sides of it and it has a greater working distance than a cardioid type element microphone. Please note that the U853RU comes with an attached 25 foot long cable and that the ES933 comes with an attached 50 foot cable.

            Answered on 9/2/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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