AT853Wa (DISCONTINUED)

Miniature Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone with in-line power module (battery/phantom)

MSRP* US$299.00

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



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  • Overview


    The AT853Wa has been discontinued. The U853AW is a similar model, click here for more information.
  • Features


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

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

    • Extended frequency response and uniform cardioid (120) polar pattern

    • Operates on battery or phantom power

    • Also available in black as AT853a

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPHANTOM: -44 dB (6.3 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    BATTERY: -45 dB (5.6 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPHANTOM: 200 ohms
    BATTERY: 270 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPHANTOM: 135 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    BATTERY: 121 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)PHANTOM: 108 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    BATTERY: 94 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO67 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS9-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V AA/UM3
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
    SWITCHOff, on-flat, on-roll-off
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)0.4 oz (10 g)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)5.2 oz (147 g)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)1.39" (35.2 mm) long,
    0.47" (12.0 mm) diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)3.27" (83.0 mm) H x
    2.48" (63.0 mm) W x
    0.87" (22.0 mm) D
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE25' (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13" (3.2 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded, with TA3F output connector that mates with TB3M jack on power module
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8102(WH) two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451(WH) steel hanger; AT8531 power module; battery
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM12
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    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    AT853a, AT853Wa Specification Sheet (pdf 113.30 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts