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U873R (DISCONTINUED)

Handheld Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone


U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview


    The U873R UniPoint hypercardioid condenser microphone offers smooth, accurate audio reproduction for handheld and fixed-mount applications. The microphone is equipped with A-T’s UniGuard® technology for unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. It also features an 80 Hz UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of unwanted low-frequency ambient noise. The microphone’s special internal shock mounting eliminates virtually all handling and cable noise. Designed for distortion-free output even in intense sound fields, interchangeable elements (cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional) permit selection of angle-of-acceptance from 100° to 360°.
  • Features


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

    • Smooth, accurate reproduction for handheld and fixed-mount applications

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

    • Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    • Integral 80 Hz high-pass filter switch and 10 dB pad switch

    • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 100° to 360°

    • Superior anti-shock engineering ensures low handling noise

    • High sensitivity and high SPL capability

    • Robust design for enduring dependability

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNHypercardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE70-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE200 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL155 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)131 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 3 mA typical
    SWITCHESFlat, roll-off;
    10 dB pad
    WEIGHT5.6 oz (160 g)
    DIMENSIONS6.17" (156.7 mm) long,
    1.48" (37.7 mm) head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-C cardioid (120°);
    UE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8122 foam windscreen; AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES2
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  • Downloads

    UniPoint Review - Sound & Video Contractor (pdf 128.21 KB)
    UniPoint Review - Pro Audio Review (pdf 238.70 KB)
    U873R Specification Sheet (pdf 318.04 KB)
    U873R Submittal Sheet (pdf 454.32 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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  • Q & A

    What would be a good replacement for U873 that would also look like it?

    jeff

    Thank you for your inquiry. Possibly the AE5100

    Rick

    It's seems this model is discontinued now. What is the new replacement model that is available?

    Di7

    Thank you for your inquiry. There is not a direct replacement for this model.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Where can I find an omnidirectional element that will fit this microphone? Can you please direct me to some options? Thank you.

    D.

    Thank you for your inquiry. The Omni element for this microphone is the UE-O. You can check on the internet for this or check with an Audio-Technica dealer. You can check on the home page of our web site for a dealer near you.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Our U873R has stopped working. I think there is a problem with the XLR connection. How can I open the mic to check the wiring to the connector?

    Bob

    Double check that you have Phantom Power being supplied for this mic. It is a condenser microphone and will require at least 11-52V DC to operate. This microphone also has the ability to have interchangeable elements: try unscrewing the metal grill (where you would speak into the microphone) and ensure that the element is securely fastened. I would advise not opening the microphone to check the wiring as it would void the warranty should it need to be sent in for service.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    Is the bottom of the mic an xlr output? Can you please tell me if the base of the mic has a permanently attached cord or if it has an xlr input? I would like to use the mic as my indoor dialogue mic for film, as it has gotten many positive reviews. However, I would need the base of the mic to be an xlr input/output to place a fethead preamp between the mic and the xlr cable. In all of the pictures, I can't tell if it is a removable xlr cable or a permanently attached cable on the base of the mic. Thank you very much.

    mrstamos

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the end of the microphone has an XLR output. The cable is not permanently attached.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Does this unit run on phantom power only? Or can it be run by a single AA battery as well?

    Curious123

    Phantom power only.

    AudioSolutionsSpec1

    Would either the AE5100 or U837R be effective in choir applications-positioned approx 3-4 feet from group?

    kazdoc

    Thank you for your inquiry. I assume that you mean the U873R. Yes, both microphones will work well for this application, although the AE5100 would pick up and sound much better.

    AudioSolutionsManager