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ES954

Hanging Microphone Array


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  • Overview


    The ES954 Hanging Microphone Array is an ideal, cost-effective solution for huddle rooms, conference rooms and other meeting spaces. Intended primarily for videoconferencing applications, the ES954 may be used singly or in multiples to capture every person speaking in a room, with the total number of channels restricted only by the capacity of the mixer or DSP device controlling the system.



    When controlled by the ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer®, the four-capsule microphone array provides 360-degree coverage through virtual hypercardioid or cardioid outputs, which can be steered horizontally and tilted vertically. The intuitive graphic interface of the ATDM-0604 enables control of the width and orientation of each virtual polar pattern, which may be steered in 30-degree increments, with a tilt function accommodating differing ceiling heights and users who are sitting or standing.

    The ES954 comes with a plenum-rated AT8554 Ceiling Mount with RJ45 connectors and push-type wire terminals for simple, secure installation. The included seismic cable secures the ceiling mount to a drop ceiling grid. The microphone array connects to the mixer over a pair of standard category cables with the two included RJ45 breakout cables enabling connection to the mixer’s mic inputs and LED control. The microphone’s permanently attached 1.2 m (4') cable features a locking grommet for easy height adjustment, and its UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI). An integral, logic-controlled 360-degree red/green LED ring provides clear indication of call and system status.

    Need help connecting the ES954 to a third party mixer or DSP? While the ES954 is designed for quick and easy use with the ATDM-0604, modules for use with Biamp, Bose, Symetrix, and QSC are available for download. Please contact AETeam@atus.com for further assistance.
  • Features


    • Ideal, cost-effective solution for huddle rooms, conference rooms and other meeting spaces

    • Quad-capsule steerable microphone array designed for use with the ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer® and other compatible mixers

    • When controlled by a compatible mixer, provides 360° coverage from a potentially limitless number (bound by mixer channel count) of virtual hypercardioid or cardioid pickups that can be steered in 30° increments to clearly capture every person speaking in a room

    • Mixer-controlled tilt function provides a vertical steering option to accommodate ceilings of different heights

    • Includes plenum-rated AT8554 Ceiling Mount with RJ45 connectors and push-type wire terminals for simple, secure installation

    • Integral, logic-controlled red/green LED ring provides clear indication of mute status

    • High-output design with low self-noise delivers strong, natural-sounding vocal reproduction

    • Low-reflective white finish matches ceiling tiles in most environments

    • Includes two 46 cm (18") breakout cables: RJ45 (female) to three 3-pin Euroblock connector (female); RJ45 (female) to 3-pin Euroblock connector (female) and unterminated LED conductors

    • Permanently attached 1.2 m (4') cable with locking grommet enables easy microphone height adjustment

    • Included seismic cable secures the AT8554 Ceiling Mount to a drop ceiling grid

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

    • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNOmnidirectional (O)/Figure-of-eight (L/R/Z)
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-16,000Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYO/L/R: -36 dB (15.85 mV) (0dB=1V/Pa, 1 kHz)
    Z: -38.5 dB (11.9 mV) (0dB=1V/Pa, 1 kHz)
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELO/L/R: 132.5 dB SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD)
    Z: 135 dB SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD)
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIOO/L/R: 66.5 dB (1 kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted)
    Z: 64 dB (1 kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted)
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 23.2 mA
    WEIGHTMicrophone: 160 g (5.6 oz)
    Ceiling Mount (AT8554): 420 g (14.8 oz)
    DIMENSIONSMicrophone: Maximum body diameter: 61.6 mm (2.43"); Height: 111.8 mm (4.40")
    Ceiling Mount (AT8554): 36.6 mm (1.44") × 106.0 mm (4.17") × 106.0 mm (4.17") (H × W × D)
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)Euroblock connector
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8554 Ceiling Mount; RJ45 breakout cable (×2); seismic cable



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  • Downloads

    ES954 Quick Start Guide (pdf 1.26 M)
    ES954 User Manual (pdf 3.23 M)
    ES954 Submittal Sheet (pdf 351.68 KB)
    ES954 Third Party Connection Diagram (pdf 1.45 M)
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