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U853RWU

UniLine® Condenser Hanging Microphone


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  • Overview


    The white version of U853RU, the U853RWU UniLine condenser hanging microphone features Audio-Technica’s UniLine® line-cardioid element and 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(WH) two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451(WH) 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

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      I have two of the U853RWU microphones (they are mounted in our church's sanctuary), I'd like to get another set of the accessories for each microphone so I can disconnect them from their existing mounts and use them on stands in another part of the hall when necessary. How can I get two more power modules, etc.
      Asked on 5/19/2018 by Chris from Sacramento, CA

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Thank your inquiry. The accessories are available for purchase through our authorized dealers. See model numbers below:
        AT8154(WH)- white windscreen
        AT8438- stand adapter
        AT8538- power module
        AT8451(WH)- white steel hanger

        Answered on 5/22/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      I am looking at replacing our existing hanging choir mics with a pair of U853RWU UniLine mics. The problem I have now is that our choir is quite large for the platform, 34 ft. wide with 4 rows of singers on risers. What really creates a problem is that our orchestra is a mere 4-5 feet in front of the front row of singers. Our existing mics pick up a lot of percussion & brass. How good is the rear rejection of unwanted sounds? Hypercardiods tend to have a sizable rear lobe which may make matters worse.
      Asked on 8/15/2016 by DCSmith from Prescott, AZ

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Audio Solutions team at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000. They will be happy to help with this.

        Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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