ES961

Cardioid Condenser Boundary 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.

    Featuring breakthrough audio and mechanical design innovations, the phantom-powered ES961 offers outstanding speech intelligibility and transparent sound quality for surface-mount applications. The microphone is equipped with a PivotPoint® rotating output connector, UniSteep® filter and UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology. It accepts interchangeable condenser elements—available for boundary microphones in cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns. With a heavy die-cast case and silicon foam bottom pads to minimize coupling of surface vibration to the microphone, the ES961 is equipped with self-contained electronics, eliminating the need for an external power module.
  • Features

    • Designed for surface-mount applications such as high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and teleconferencing

    • PivotPoint® rotating output connector allows cable to exit from either the rear or the bottom of the microphone

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

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

    • Self-contained electronics eliminate need for external power module

    • Small-diameter UniPoint® capsule near boundary eliminates phase distortion and delivers clear, high-output performance

    • Heavy die-cast case and non-slip silicone foam bottom pads minimize coupling of surface vibration to the microphone

    • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power

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

    • Available in two colors: black (ES961) and white (ES961W)

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

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNHalf-cardioid (cardioid in hemisphere above mounting surface)
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE200 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL134 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)108 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT262 g (9.2 oz)
    DIMENSIONS108.0 mm (4.25") long,
    84.0 mm (3.31") maximum width,
    23.0 mm (0.91") height
    OUTPUT CONNECTORTB3M-type
    CABLE7.6 m (25') long, 3.2 mm (0.13") diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable terminated with TA3F-type and XLRM-type connectors
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    UE-H hypercardioid (100°)
    ACCESSORY FURNISHEDSoft protective pouch
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    ES961, ES961W Specification Sheet (pdf 126.14 KB)
    ES961 & ES961W Submittal Sheet (pdf 465.60 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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    Phantom Power

    Is the phantom power for the ES961 supplied by the mixer or an internal battery? I'm looking for boundary microphones that are always turned on when I power up the mixing board.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Phantom Power needs to be supplied by your audio equipment (mixer). There is no battery with this microphone.
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