ES961RC (DISCONTINUED)

Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone with local or remote switching

MSRP* US$385.00

*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


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    A wide range condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern, the ultra-smart ES961RC is equipped with local or remote switching options. For flexible control in conference and boardroom installations, the unit’s external contact closure ability allows a user to trigger an external device—a camera, for instance—from a switch on the microphone. Another ease-of-use feature: the microphone’s electronic on-off switch can be set to three operating modes: touch-on/touch-off, press to talk, and press to mute. The mic is also equipped an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter to reduce pickup of low-frequency ambient noise. Its red LED status indicator can be controlled remotely. UniGuard® innovations offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference; interchangeable elements are available in cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns; a unique rotating PivotPoint® connector changes the cable exit point—no tools required. It requires 11 to 52V DC phantom power, which operates the microphone and switch circuitry.
  • Features

    • Designed for surface-mount applications such as high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television, conferencing and other demanding sound pickup situations

    • Ultra-quiet electronic switch can be set to any of three operating modes: “touch-on/touch-off,” “touch-to-talk” and “touch-to-mute”

    • External contact closure capability permits control of remote devices from microphone switch

    • External LED control allows for accurate depiction of the live status of the microphone

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

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

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

    • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power

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

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

    • 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 LEVEL130 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)104 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 4 mA typical
    SWITCHESTouch-sensitive control: on/off;
    Switch function: touch on/off, momentary on, momentary off;
    Control: local, remote, LED remote;
    Flat, roll-off
    WEIGHT266 g (9.4 oz)
    DIMENSIONS108.0 mm (4.25") long,
    84.0 mm (3.31") maximum width,
    23.0 mm (0.91) height
    OUTPUT CONNECTORTB5M-type
    CABLE7.6 m (25.0') long, 3.2 mm (0.13") diameter, 5-conductor shielded cable (2 conductors under shield; 3 control wires outside shield); TA5F-type connector at microphone end, output end stripped and tinned for connection to electronic device
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    UE-H hypercardioid (100°)
    ACCESSORY FURNISHEDSoft protective pouch
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    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE



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  • Downloads

    ES961RC Specification Sheet (pdf 202.47 KB)
    ES961RC Submittal Sheet (pdf 636.30 KB)
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