ES973

Hypercardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone


Five-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview


    The new Engineered Sound®. Contractor-exclusive innovations for every acoustical challenge. And safe haven from RFI.

    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 an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter and a switchable 10 dB pad. The microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to Audio-Technica’s UniGuard® innovations. Optional interchangeable elements are available for coverage from 100° to 360°.
  • 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 360º

    • High sensitivity and high SPL capability

    • Rugged design and construction for reliable performance

    • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power

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

    • Integral 80 Hz UniSteep® filter and 10 dB pad

    • RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

  • 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
    WEIGHT160 g (5.6 oz)
    DIMENSIONS156.7 mm (6.17") long,
    37.7 mm (1.48") head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    UE-C cardioid (120°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8”-27 threaded stands; AT8122 foam windscreen; protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES2
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  • Downloads

    ES973 Specification Sheet (pdf 133.79 KB)
    ES973 Submittal Sheet (pdf 452.69 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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