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ES925C/DS5

Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Microphone with 5-Pin Desk Stand Power Module


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  • Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Microphone
  • Cardioid Condenser
  • Gooseneck Microphone
  • Condenser Microphone
  • 5-pin Power Module
  • Flush Mount Power Module
  • Modular Microphone


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  • Overview


    The ES925C/DS5 is a modular microphone system designed for professional sound reinforcement and other commercial sound applications. It includes a cardioid condenser microphone element, gooseneck and a desk stand power module.

    Each component is interchangeable with other ES modular microphone components, allowing you to mix and match power module types (XLR, FM3, FM5, DS5), gooseneck lengths (4.85”, 9.08”, 12.08”, 15.08”, 18.08”, 21.08”), and microphone polar patterns (MicroLine®, hypercardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional).

    The ES925C/DS5 microphone’s low-profile element provides a uniform cardioid polar pattern with a 120° acceptance angle. It comes with a foam windscreen to protect against plosives. The microphone element attaches to the small-diameter gooseneck, which offers highly flexible positioning while maintaining a well-contoured appearance. The desk stand power module features heavy die-cast construction and no-slip bottom pads to minimize coupling of surface vibration to the microphone. It is equipped with a touch-sensitive capacitive-type user switch with local and remote switching options. Locally, it can be set to any one of three operating modes: “touch-on/touch-off,” “touch-to-talk” and “touch-to-mute.” For enhanced control in conference and boardroom installations, the unit’s external contact closure allows you to trigger an external device, such as a camera or the lighting, from the switch. The desk stand is also equipped with a UniSteep® filter that provides steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting vocal reproduction quality. Both the desk stand and the microphone element housing feature a highly visible, two-state RGB LED status indicator. UniGuard® innovations offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference.
  • Features


    • Modular microphone system includes a microphone element, gooseneck and power module – each interchangeable with components from other ES Modular Microphones

    • Desk stand and element housing both feature a highly visible, two-state RGB LED status indicator

    • Logic I/O capability permits control of remote devices from the desk stand’s touch-sensitive capacitive-type user switch

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

    • Designed for professional sound reinforcement and other commercial sound applications

    • Interchangeable condenser microphone elements provide full-range, natural sound

    • Low-profile element provides uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120° acceptance angle

    • Heavy die-cast construction and no-slip bottom pads minimize coupling of surface vibration to the microphone

    • Local/remote switching operation enables independent microphone audio and control output

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

    • Small-diameter gooseneck design permits highly flexible positioning

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

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

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

    • Includes foam windscreen

    • Available in six lengths

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE130 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL140 dB SPL
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)112 dB
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO66 dB
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS22-52V DC
    SWITCHESActivation: on/off; LED Color: mic on, mic off; Switch function: touch on/off, momentary on, momentary off; Control: local, remote, LED remote; Flat, roll-off
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION8 mA
    WEIGHTES925C6/DS5: 674 g (23.8 oz)
    ES925C12/DS5: 698 g (24.6 oz)
    ES925C15/DS5: 703 g (24.8 oz)
    ES925C18/DS5: 708 g (25.0 oz)
    ES925C21/DS5: 713 g (25.2 oz)
    ES925C24/DS5: 718 g (25.3 oz)
    DIMENSIONSES925C6/DS5: 97.0 mm (3.82") W x 130.0 mm (5.12") D x 150.6 mm (5.93") H
    ES925C12/DS5: 97.0 mm (3.82") W x 130.0 mm (5.12") D x 258.0 mm (10.16") H
    ES925C15/DS5: 97.0 mm (3.82") W x 130.0 mm (5.12") D x 334.2 mm (13.16") H
    ES925C18/DS5: 97.0 mm (3.82") W x 130.0 mm (5.12") D x 410.4 mm (16.16") H
    ES925C21/DS5: 97.0 mm (3.82") W x 130.0 mm (5.12") D x 486.6 mm (19.16") H
    ES925C24/DS5: 97.0 mm (3.82") W x 130.0 mm (5.12") D x 562.8 mm (22.16") H
    OUTPUT CONNECTORTB5M-type
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSESE-Ca cardioid (120°)
    ESE-Ha hypercardioid (100°)
    ESE-MLa MicroLine® (90°)
    ESE-Oa omnidirectional (360°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHED7.6 m (24.9') microphone cable (TA5F, unterminated); AT8109a foam windscreen; set screw (M2 x 2); hex wrench
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM44



    Architect’s and Engineer’s Specifications
    The modular microphone system shall be comprised of three parts: a microphone capsule, a small-diameter gooseneck available in six different lengths, and a desk stand power module. The microphone system shall operate from an external 22V to 52V DC phantom power source.

    The microphone shall be a fixed-charge condenser designed for permanent installation or portable applications. It shall have a cardioid polar pattern with a uniform 120° angle of acceptance and a frequency response of 30 Hz to 20,000 Hz. Its capsule housing shall be equipped with a two-state RGB LED status indicator. The microphone shall come with a foam windscreen to protect against plosives, and optional interchangeable capsules shall be available to provide additional polar patterns. It shall be capable of handling sound input levels up to 140 dB with a dynamic range of 112 dB. Nominal open-circuit output voltage shall be 10.0 mV at 1 V, 1 Pascal. Output shall be low-impedance balanced (130 ohms). It shall offer outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI).

    The desk stand shall feature a touch-sensitive activation switch, a two-state RGB LED status indicator, and an external contact closure output for controlling remote devices. The desk stand shall offer three choices of switching modes: touch on/off, momentary on, momentary off. A three-position Local/Remote/LED Remote control function switch shall be provided on the desk stand.

    The desk stand shall have an input connector with set screw to mount the gooseneck, and a TB5M-type output connector. A 7.6 m (24.9') microphone cable with a TA5F-type connector at the desk stand end shall be supplied. The output end of the cable shall have stripped and tinned color-coded leads for connections. The desk stand shall include a switch to permit choice of flat response or 80 Hz low-frequency roll-off. It shall also have two dials to set the “mic on” and “mic off” colors for the LED indicators on the desk stand and microphone capsule.

    The desk stand shall have a width of 97.0 mm (3.82") and a depth of 130.0 mm (5.12"). Depending on the gooseneck used, the microphone system shall be available in the following heights/weights: 150.6 mm (5.93")/674 g (23.8 oz); 258.0 mm (10.16")/698 g (24.6 oz); 334.2 mm (13.16")/703 g (24.8 oz); 410.4 mm (16.16")/708 g (25.0 oz); 486.6 mm (19.16")/713 g (25.2 oz); 562.8 mm (22.16")/718 g (25.3 oz).

    Finish of the microphone capsule, gooseneck and desk stand power module shall be low-reflectance black.

    The Audio-Technica [ES925C6/DS5]; [ES925C12/DS5]; [ES925C15/DS5]; [ES925C18/DS5]; [ES925C21/DS5]; [ES925C24/DS5] is specified.


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  • Downloads

    ES925C with DS5 User Manual (pdf 3.12 M)
    ES925 with DS5 Quick Start Guide (pdf 3.63 M)
    ES925C6/DS5 CAD Drawing (zip 776.25 KB)
    ES925C12/DS5 CAD Drawing (zip 1.36 M)
    ES925C15/DS5 CAD Drawing (zip 1.36 M)
    ES925C18/DS5 CAD Drawing (zip 1.36 M)
    ES925C21/DS5 CAD Drawing (zip 1.36 M)
    ES925C24/DS5 CAD Drawing (zip 1.36 M)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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