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U859QL

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


    Designed to plug directly into a panel- or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector, the U859QL 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. The microphone is 18.90” long.
  • Features


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

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

    • 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

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

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE100-16,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL140 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)111 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO65 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT5.4 oz (152 g)
    DIMENSIONS18.90" (480.0 mm) long,
    0.48" (12.3 mm) head diameter,
    0.74" (18.9 mm) base diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORY FURNISHEDAT8153 two-stage foam windscreen
    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)
    U859QL Specification Sheet (pdf 334.26 KB)
    U859QL Submittal Sheet (pdf 438.29 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    We have an AT915QMRx that has been discontinued. Would this microphone be its replacement or is there another we should consider?

    Cindy

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this would be a reasonable replacement.

    Rick

    I have your discontinued AT857QMLa and like to replace with a new one. I'm unsure which of your available gooseneck microphones would be the best match. U859QL? It would plug into a female XLR 3 prong connector on a desk. Thank you

    Charles

    Thank you for your inquiry. The U857QL would be the replacement for this microphone.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Can I buy a replacement windscreen? We loaned the mike out and it came back without it.

    Kirk

    Thanks for your inquiry. The windscreen for the U859QL is the AT8153. Here is a link to the product: https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT8153/dp/B0010CV55Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1494610785&sr=1-1&keywords=AT8153

    We have a AT859QMLx gooseneck mic that isn't working. I'd like to replace it with a newer model but want to ensure compatibility. Can you advise on which new model is a direct equivalent? It needs to mount in the AT8616X mount collar also.

    Litens

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    I recently purchased the U859QL and need a way to mount it to an old wooden podium without drilling a hole in it.Can you suggest a way to do this?

    Ray1246

    Thank you for your inquiry. Look at our AT8646QM or AT8647QM/S

    AudioSolutionsManager

    What is the best model to replace an AT857QMLa? We like the AT857QMLa, but we are replacing our podium at church with a new podium that will have two mics rather than one. We will be purchasng two new podium mics. Suggestions? Thanks, Rick

    RixMix

    Thank you for your inquiry. This microphone was upgraded (replaced by) the U857QL.

    AudioSolutionsManager