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PRO 44

ProPoint® Condenser Boundary Microphone


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

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

  • 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 mic’s 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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    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    PRO 44 Specification Sheet (pdf 76.99 KB)
    PRO 44 Submittal Sheet (pdf 408.78 KB)
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    I wish to mike the feet of flamenco dancers. Is this a suitable microphone?

    Flamenco

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

    Brent

    I plugged this speaker into a phantom power box. The power box was clearly on, but there was nothing to indicate the mic was on. No sound was amplified around the mic at all. Then I tried to connect a recorder to the mic via the power supply and all I got was a squeaky sound with my voice in the distance. Again, is there something defective with the mic I've got? Shouldn't it at least amplify the sound around it? Shouldn't be able to record that sound when connected to a recorder?

    Ashley

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

    Brent

    Does this mic have a switch on the mic for on and off?

    Pat

    No it does not.

    Brent

    Does this require any batteries?

    sharon

    Being a condenser microphone, the PRO44 requires 9-52v of phantom power. http://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-week-phantom-power-need/

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Is there a windscreen (dead cat) you can recommend for this product in outdoor situations?

    Chris

    I have never seen anyone use a windscreen with a boundary mic but that does not mean you can't.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    How can i connect this mic to the mixer?

    Tashi

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Where can I buy replacement cables for the PRO 44 boundary mic?

    Nick

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

    ATUS_Specialist4

    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.

    Pamela, who doesn't sleep much!

    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!

    ATUS_Specialist4

    can I link tow pro44 together into 1 microphone input

    martin

    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!

    ATUS_Specialist2

    Mic a piano Are these mics good for micing a baby grand piano. If they are where sould they be placed? Thanks, George

    Gtcuth

    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!

    AudioSolutionsSpec2