ES915C18

Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Microphone (18" long)


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  • Overview


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

    Equipped with Audio-Technica’s legendary electro-acoustic design innovations, the ES915C18 is ideal for applications where quality sound and flexible performance are imperative. This small-diameter gooseneck microphone provides highly flexible positioning while maintaining a well-contoured appearance. The microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to UniGuard® innovations. The ES915C18 also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise. The microphone’s low-profile element provides a uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120º acceptance angle. The microphone can be mounted on a podium or desktop with the included AT8474 low-profile isolation mount, which attenuates noise, shock and vibration transmitted through the mounting surface.
  • Features

    • Designed for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television and other demanding sound pickup applications

    • Low-profile element provides uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120º acceptance angle

    • Plugs into any standard XLRF-type connector, or direct mounts to 5/8"-27 stands using included thread-mount adapter

    • Included low-profile isolation mount attenuates noise, shock and vibration

    • Available interchangeable elements permit angle of acceptance from 90º to 360º

    • Small-diameter, alternating gooseneck design permits highly flexible positioning

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

    • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power

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

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

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

    • The ES915C is available in the following models and lengths:
      ES915C12: 304.8 mm (12.00”)
      ES915C15: 381.0 mm (15.00”)
      ES915C18: 457.2 mm (18.00”)
      ES915C21: 533.4 mm (21.00”)
      ES915C24: 609.6 mm (24.00”)
  • 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 SENSITIVITY-40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL138 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)109 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO65 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT135 g (4.8 oz)
    DIMENSIONS457.2 mm (18.00”) long,
    8.4 mm (0.33") head diameter,
    18.9 mm (0.74") base diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSESE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    ESE-H hypercardioid (100°)
    ESE-ML MicroLine® (90°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8109 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8474 universal isolation mount; AT8473 quick-mount stand adapter; 5/8”-27 to 3/8”-16 threaded adapter
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM26
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  • Downloads

    ES915C Specification Sheet (pdf 141.77 KB)
    ES915C Submittal Sheet (pdf 485.16 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Does AT have a microphone base that can be attached to the ES915C18?
      Asked on 9/26/2016 by Mike from Mpls., MN.

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        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the AT8474 universal isolation mount is the base that we usually send with this mic.

        Answered on 9/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Does this Microphone need Phantom power
      Asked on 11/19/2013 by buddy1951

      1 answer

      • A:

        All versions of the ES915 require 11-52V of Phantom Power. A vast majority of the time, Phantom Power is supplied by a mixer, or other compatible input device. Audio-Technica manufactures the AT8801 Phantom Power supply, should your input device not supply Phantom. For this microphone, Phantom will only be carried over a standard XLR to XLR cable, NOT any type of 1/4 or RCA connections.

        The ES915 is an Audio-Technica Sound Contractor Exclusive Item. The ONLY way to order it is through an A-T Sound Contractor. For your convenience, Audio-Technica offers a Sound Contractor Locator on www.audio-technica.com.

        Thanks!

        Answered on 11/21/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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