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U853RU

UniLine® Condenser Hanging Microphone


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

  • Overview


    Featuring Audio-Technica’s UniLine® line cardioid element, the U853RU UniLine condenser hanging microphone is equipped with UniGuard® innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. The phantom-powered microphone accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line-cardioid polar patterns. Its 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.
  • Features


    • Designed for suspension over choirs, instrumental groups and theater stages

    • UniLine® polar pattern provides narrow 90° acceptance angle

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

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

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

    • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90° to 360°

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

    • Available in two colors: black (U853RU) and white (U853RWU)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNLine Cardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–35 dB (17.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL135 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)115 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)1.1 oz (30 g)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)2.9 oz (81 g)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)6.14" (156.0 mm) long,
    0.48" (12.2 mm) diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)3.66" (92.9 mm) long,
    0.74" (18.9 mm) diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE25.0' (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13" (3.2 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F-type connector
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-C cardioid (120°);
    UE-H hypercardioid (100°);
    UE-O omnidirectional (360°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8154 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451 steel hanger; AT8538 power module; AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM32
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    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    UniPoint Review - Sound & Video Contractor (pdf 128.21 KB)
    UniPoint Review - Pro Audio Review (pdf 238.70 KB)
    U853RU, U853RWU Specification Sheet (pdf 354.39 KB)
    U853RU & U853RWU Submittal Sheet (pdf 517.59 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    Excellent Product...Great Price

    5

    This has proved a very good product for sound reinforcement for a choir situation. The price is very affordable compared the great quality. I would highly recommend it for any church choir, school choir, etc.

    Rochester, MN

    U853RU UniLine® Condenser Hanging Microphone

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  • Q & A

    I'm micking a choir loft that is 40' wide by 15' deep for 70 voices. Is the U853RU the microphone that you would recommend and if so how many for these dimensions? We have piano and kbd on one side (in front) and 12 piece horn/rhythm section on the other (also in front) so I need to eliminate as much ambient sound as possible

    Phil

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    We lost the plastic holder used to mount this mic in a stand? Where can I get a replacement part?

    Ken

    You may purchase a replacement AT8438 through any Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer. http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/windscreens_mounts/da55d3ef8c7e0aae/index.html

    ATUS_Specialist3

    What is the working distance of the U853RU?

    celly

    It depends. What is and how loud is the sound source? How good do you need it to sound? No ambient noise or is some ambient noise acceptable? How are you going to be positioning the microphone? Please contact our Audio-Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or audio-solutions@atus.com with the answers to these questions and they will have an answer for you.

    AudioSolutionsSpec1

    How does the U853RU mini shotgun compare to the ES933

    Audiofreq

    Fidelity on both is very good, the pick up pattern is what differentiates the two. The U853RU uses our UniLine type element which provides a very narrow, very directional pick up pattern (a 90 degree acceptance angle). The ES933 uses the more common cardioid type element which provides a broader directional pick up pattern (a 120 degree acceptance angle). The U853RU will provide better "spot miking" with less pick up of sound arriving at the sides of it and it has a greater working distance than a cardioid type element microphone. Please note that the U853RU comes with an attached 25 foot long cable and that the ES933 comes with an attached 50 foot cable.

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