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Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone with Dante™ Network Output

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Audio-Technica has bridged the gap between audio and IT with the first wired microphones that transmit audio and control data together over the Dante network protocol. A simple Ethernet connection allows the Network Microphone to communicate across an existing network of Dante-enabled devices and, with the mic’s integrated, programmable user switch, control any of those devices at the push of a button.

    Dante networking technology has become the standard in the professional audio industry. A true plug-and-play solution, Dante uses standard Internet protocols to distribute digital audio and control data with very low latency. Network Microphones exploit Dante’s advantages to provide a powerful audio solution that’s easy to implement, use and expand.

    A perfect fit for boardrooms and other meeting spaces, Network Microphones feature simple, inexpensive Ethernet connectivity, outstanding sound quality, a Red/Green LED status indicator and an integrated user switch to control anything from triggering a video camera pan/tilt to a room’s lighting preset and much more. And since Dante can support up to 512 bidirectional audio channels, Network Microphones offer an easily scalable solution.

    A true audio/IT convergence, the ATND971a boundary mic not only delivers the superior audio you would expect from Audio-Technica, with outstanding speech intelligibility and transparent sound quality, but it also transmits control data to communicate across a network of Dante-enabled devices. The integrated programmable user switch allows users to trigger a video camera’s pan/tilt, recall lighting presets or control anything else on the network at the push of a button. And with a Red/Green LED the microphone can visually convey mute status, incoming phone calls or other creative visual effects utilizing a control system. The microphone plugs into the network via Ethernet cable – easy to install and operate.

    This latest “a” version also offers plug-and-play compatibility with AES67 networks, including those that utilize Livewire, RAVENNA and Q-LAN AoIP technologies, and increases the Dante Domain Manager features, adding role-based security, cross-subnet routing, SNMP alerts and more.

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    Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
  • Features

    • A digital Ethernet mic with Dante capabilities – an Audio-Technica innovation

    • Connects directly to network via Ethernet cable – no need for expensive audio cable or soldering

    • Integrated switch allows mic to communicate with – and control – other Dante-enabled devices within a network

    • Local or remote control of mic gain, low-cut filter and LED indicator

    • Red/Green LED indicator

    • UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology; UniSteep® filter

    • Powered by network PoE

    • Scalable across Dante’s 512 bidirectional audio channels

    • Plug-and-play compatibility with AES67 networks, including those that utilize Livewire, RAVENNA and Q-LAN AoIP technologies

    • Increases Dante Domain Manager features, adding role-based security, cross-subnet routing, SNMP alerts and more

    Click for more information about Network Audio

    Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNHalf-cardioid (cardioid in hemisphere above mounting surface)
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    POWER REQUIREMENTSPoE IEEE802.3af standard (Power consumption 1.5W)
    SWITCHESLocal Mode: Touch-sensitive capacitivetype user switch function: toggle (mute
    on power up), toggle (talk on power up), momentary on, momentary off; Low-cut filter: flat, roll-off; Gain: +30 dB, +40 dB, +50 dB
    Remote Mode: Low-cut and Gain via third-party software*
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)393 g (13.8 oz)
    DIMENSIONS110.0 mm (4.33") maximum length,
    89.5 mm (3.52") maximum width,
    35.8 mm (1.41") maximum height
    UE-H hypercardioid (100°)
    ACCESSORY FURNISHEDSoft protective pouch
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    Dante Network Specifications

    Physical level: standard Ethernet
    Connector: single RJ45
    Cable quality: Shielded CAT5 or CAT6 recommended
    Transmission speed: 100 Mbps

  • Downloads

    ATND971a Specification Sheet (pdf 466.49 KB)
    ATND971a Submittal Sheet (pdf 347.40 KB)
    ATND971 FCC DOC (pdf 34.60 KB)
    Brochure: Network Microphones with Direct Dante™ Protocol (pdf 1.33 M)
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    I was not able to find information on the control protocol that drives the PTT and the LED. Could you please point me in the right direction?


    Please contact our Application Engineering Department at (330) 686-2600. Dial (0) zero for the operator and have them contact your with the Application Engineering Dept.


    Is there an option for the dante network jack on these microphones to be located internal or bottom exit?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    Hello , I would like to know if i can add ATND971 in my dante network as talkback microphone , usually with the Dante virtual sound card from audinate, @ 96kHz 24 bit. Does it work at this sample rate l? (I suppose yes but to be sure...)


    The ATND971 samples up to 48k.


    Looking to use these for audience microphones, the description says for boardrooms, etc. I like that it will integrate with the dante network without having extra cables. Is this mic similar to the Pro 42?


    The ATND971 is similar to the PRO42 in that both are boundary microphones. However, the PRO42 is smaller, has better Max SPL handling capabilities, and is an XLR wired microphone. The ATND971 has switchable elements, and (of course) is non-XLR (RJ45) for connection to a Dante Network. If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    Dear Sirs I will appreciate your orientation about this microphone. I would like to know if is compatible with wireless P2P links. I read airMAX, a modified version of 802.11 which use TDMA with MIMO to lower the latency and increase throughput, was successfull in some application. Is there any wireless P2P links you recommend? Thanks in advance Juan Aguilar


    Thank you for your inquiry. At this time the Dante standard does not support wireless transmission. We follow those standards.