PRO 44

Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone

MSRP* US$149.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    With its half-space unidirectional polar pattern, low-profile design, and outstanding sound quality, the PRO 44 is ideal for conference tables, podiums, lecterns and other installed-sound uses. This versatile boundary micís self-contained electronics eliminate the need for external power modules. The PRO 44 is equipped with a wide-range condenser element with low-mass diaphragm for superior performance.
  • Features

    • Low profile for minimum visibility

    • Wide-range condenser element with low-mass diaphragm for superior performance

    • Self-contained electronics eliminate need for external power modules

    • Rugged design and construction

    • 25' (7.6 m) detachable cable (TA3F to XLRM-type)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNHalf-cardioid (cardioid in hemisphere above mounting surface)
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE70-16,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-25 dB (56.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL114 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)86 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO66 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS9-52V, 2 mA typical
    WEIGHT2.4 oz (67 g)
    DIMENSIONS2.87" (73.0 mm) maximum width,
    3.56" (90.5 mm) maximum length,
    0.59" (15.0 mm) height
    OUTPUT CONNECTORTB3M-type
    CABLE25' (7.6 m) long, with TA3F and XLRM-type connectors
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  • Downloads

    PRO 44 Specification Sheet (pdf 76.99 KB)
    PRO 44 Submittal Sheet (pdf 408.78 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Where can I buy replacement cables for the PRO 44 boundary mic?
      Asked on 5/6/2016 by Nick

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        You can purchase that cable through our Parts department by contacting them at Parts@atus.com

        Answered on 5/10/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
    • Q:

      I'm sure I am not the first Court Stenographer who has asked about this product. We have microphones in our courtroom, but they are not connected to any audio system that records the person speaking. They are only to amplify their voices. There are always too many people speaking at one time and their voices seem to get scrambled and inaudible at times. We are the type of professionals who try to get every word said as spoken. I saw one of these microphones owned by another reporter placed on top of the Judge's podium, but I'm not sure what the quality of audio is. I have a Sony IC digital recorder with a USB port. Am I able to connect this microphone to my recorder? I would just like something that I could move away from where I am seated to get better quality audio from others located away from me in the courtroom. Any help with types of microphones or other devices for my purposes would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
      Asked on 2/12/2016 by Pamela, who doesn't sleep much! from United States

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        This microphone does not have a USB connection. Check out the AT2020USB+ as this would plug directly into your recorder and give you great sound!

        Answered on 2/16/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
    • Q:

      can I link tow pro44 together into 1 microphone input
      Asked on 1/28/2016 by martin

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        To provide you with the best possible answer/support, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area:
        http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

        Thanks!

        Answered on 1/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Mic a piano

      Are these mics good for micing a baby grand piano.
      If they are where sould they be placed?
      Thanks,
      George
      Asked on 5/13/2014 by Gtcuth from Auburn, NY, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Boundary Microphones are a popular alternative for micing a piano. However, using Boundary microphones on a piano can be quite challenging. For starters, mounting can be an issue. Typically, Gaffer (Gaff) Tape would be more commonly used to keep the boundary microphone in place. Do NOT use Duct Tape! The other challenge is microphone placement. For this, you will need to experiment until you get the sound you are looking to accomplish. A good place to start would be approximately 8" from the hammers, and use two microphones (one to cover the higher notes, another to cover the lower notes). Apart from using the 3:1 Rule of Microphone Placement, most of the time, it is best to move the microphones around and stop when they sound good to you.

        Although the PRO44 would be a good microphone to use, the U851R would be a better microphone. This is because the U851R can handle 20dB more of SPL (Sound Pressure Level), which will better handle the dynamics of a piano.

        For any additional correspondence, please include your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 5/14/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      what would you recommend for a ceiling mount microphone

      My supplier has recommended the Pro 44 for connection to a DVR at a customer counter application. I wish to ceiling mount it. Is there a different microphone that would be better suited for this application
      Asked on 1/17/2014 by tecvideosecurity from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that connecting any microphone directly into a DVR may be problematic because the DVR may be expecting a "Line Level" input. Also, the microphone requires phantom power. You may need a preamp or mixer to boost the output of the microphone as well as provide phantom power. Another choice for a ceiling microphone would be the ES945. Please note you would still have the same issues as described above, but the form factor may better suit your need.

        Answered on 1/28/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      how is it powered..and can it be plugged in via rca type ends to dvr?
      Asked on 2/7/2013 by huey

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The microphone requires phantom power from a mixer or other audio device. It cannot be connected directly to a DVR via RCA connectors.

        Answered on 2/18/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Adjustments to amplifier?

      I've been looking at several low profile boundary mics for my place of worship. We have an amp of a different brand that I will not name. Will I need to make any adjustments to my amp to get the best sound quality from one of your mics?
      Asked on 12/30/2012 by drew

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. You almost always need to make adjustments with any microphone. Such things as volume and EQ need to be set to get the sound you are looking for based on the room accoustics.

        Answered on 1/21/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Is the Pro 44 useful for theatrical sound reinforcement?
      Asked on 5/17/2012 by ABonnyca

      1 answer

      • A:

        thank you for your inquiry. We have many customers using the Pro 44 in this application.

        Answered on 6/4/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      How does this mic compare with ES961 performance and RFI
      Asked on 3/1/2012 by pkpk

      1 answer

      • A:

        The ES961 is a mic better microphone and includes our UniGuard technology for filtering and resisting RFI. The Pro44, while being a nice microphone, does not have the UniGuard technology.

        Answered on 3/5/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Range?

      I have a conference table of 30 feet with people sitting on all sides. How many of these microphones would be required to pick up anyone sitting at the table?
      Asked on 1/23/2012 by Thane from Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. A good rule of thumb is one microphone for every 2 people.

        Answered on 1/24/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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