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U857QL

Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone


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

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

  • Overview


    The 18.94" version of the U857Q, the U857QL cardioid condenser quick-mount gooseneck microphone is designed to plug directly into a panel- or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector. The microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to UniGuard® innovations. It features an ultra-flexible small-diameter gooseneck and accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line cardioid polar patterns. Equipped with self-contained electronics, the phantom-powered microphone also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.
  • Features


    • Designed for high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and broadcasting

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

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

    • Easy-to-adjust, rugged, small-diameter, alternating gooseneck with virtually no “memory” permits quick positioning into desired shape

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

    • Self-contained electronics eliminate need for external power module

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

    • Two-stage foam windscreen yields dramatically improved resistance to P-pops and other breath blasts

    • Quick-mount design with 3-pin XLRM-type connector insert at base plugs into any standard XLRF-type surface or cable connector

    • Included shock mount attenuates noise, shock and vibration transmitted through the mounting surface

  • 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–39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL139 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)115 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT5.3 oz (150 g)
    DIMENSIONS18.94" (481.0 mm) long,
    0.48" (12.2 mm) head diameter,
    0.74" (18.9 mm) base diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSUE-H hypercardioid (100°);
    UE-O omnidirectional (360°);
    UE-UL UniLine® (90°)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8153 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8662 shock mount
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM34
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  • Downloads

    UniPoint Review - Sound & Video Contractor (pdf 128.21 KB)
    UniPoint Review - Pro Audio Review (pdf 238.70 KB)
    U857Q, U857QL Specification Sheet (pdf 285.23 KB)
    U857Q & U857QL Submittal Sheet (pdf 657.09 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    Fantastic replacement for AT857QMLa

    5

    Have been replacing older mics with this one and the results are superior. The low cut off filter does get rid of some room rumble, turn them on if you have that issue. Some are used on bases and have equally good results. Very happy with audio quality and ease of use.

    Florida, USA

    U857QL Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone

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  • Q & A

    Is the u857QL wireless?

    Hoppy

    No, this is a wired microphone but you may use it in conjunction with the ATW-T1007 to make a wireless gooseneck microphone setup. http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/accessories/a115e21d166b18c6/index.html

    ATUS_Specialist3

    We have an older AT857QMLa mic. Are there any interchangeable elements available to fit this mic? Is there any way to tell which element we currently have? The element that we have used for years was recently replaced with a "spare" that we had, but it is obviously not the same element & had an adverse affect on the sound & the original element was thrown away.

    leroy

    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    I would like to know whether this type of microphone be attached or connected to a mic-stand? Selvaraj

    Raja

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Can you plug in a U857QL mic into a Shure MX 412 or MX418 base with no problem? Is the connector mount the same size as the Shure? I'm interested in replacing mics and would like to use the bases that I have.

    George

    The connection will be a standard XLR connection size. You will want to make certain the microphone bases you listed will provide enough phantom power to operate the microphone. (11-52V DC, 2 mA typical)

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Do you have foam covers for U857QL type of microphones, I'm looking to order 16 of them, as we have these type of microphones in our City Council Chambers. Thank you, Veronica Cortez, Deputy City Clerk 805-658-4787

    Veronica

    The windscreen is the AT8153 and available through an Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer. http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/windscreens_mounts/636607924d98b250/index.html

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Yea I just purchased a u857q to replace our church's at857qmla at stopped working and the new mic won't work. The wiring all tests good. Did I get the wrong mic to replace the old one?

    Charlie

    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 we purchase the foam windscreen for the U857QL, and what is the part number? We are in the Vancouver, Canada area. Thank you.

    Warren

    The windscreen for the U857QL is the AT8153. The white version of this windscreen is the AT8143WH. The AT8160 will also work. To find a dealer in your area, please contact our rep's located in Canada: Jam Industries / Erikson Audio. www.jamindustries.com Tel: (877) 526-5463 Thanks!

    AudioSolutionsSpec2

    Can you recommend an ambo mic that does not require phantom power/ We are bidding a job for a local church to replace all mics. The ambo mic does not presently have phantom power available. It also must have an on/off switch. I've spec'd out AT products for the rest of the mics. Thanks for your assistance.

    Hitechredneck

    The AT808G is a dynamic goose neck that will not require Phantom Power. Works as a great talk back mic as well

    Quiksilver6565

    Please contact the Audio Solutions Team at Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) with your inquiry: audio-solutions@atus.com Thanks!

    AudioSolutionsSpec2

    regarding the older 857 QMa we currently own over 75 of these mics and we are encountering an issue with them losing their stiffness. They are not stand up on their own as they use to. Is there any fix to these mics? They still preform well we just are not able to use then since they are not standing up and flexibility has gone by the way side. Any help would be appreciated

    montegom73

    Thank you for your inquiry. These can be sent in to our service department and the flex pipe replaced. The cost is around $70 per microphone. Please note that these are very old microphones, so our supply of replacement parts is limited. At last count we did not have enough parts for all 75 of your microphones. If you would like to proceed, please contact our wired product service department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5003.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Does the U857QL mic need a specific mount? Can you recommend me a good mount for this mic.

    thegodfather

    Thank you for your inquiry. A through the table shock mount is included, although we have several desk stands that will work as well, such as the AT8666

    AudioSolutionsManager