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ES905CL

Cardioid Condenser Rigid-Pipe Microphone


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  • Features
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  • Overview


    The new Engineered Sound®. Contractor-exclusive innovations for every acoustical challenge. And safe haven from RFI.

    The ES905CL is designed for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television and other demanding sound pickup applications. Its rigid-pipe design with ball-in-socket base permits flexible positioning, while its durable metal base mounts to a table, desk or podium with included hardware. The attached wire mesh windscreen with internal pop protection effectively reduces noise from P-pops, wind, and ventilation air currents. The microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to UniGuard® innovations. The ES905CL also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise. The microphone’s low-profile element provides a uniform cardioid polar pattern with a 120º acceptance angle. Power module included.
  • Features

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

    • Low-profile element provides uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120º acceptance angle

    • Rigid-pipe design with ball-in-socket base permits flexible positioning

    • Sturdy metal base mounts to table, desk or podium with included hardware

    • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

    • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power

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

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

    • RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE60-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL138 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)111 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO67 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)330 g (11.6 oz)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)81 g (2.9 oz)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)523.4 mm (20.61") long
    24.6 mm (0.97") head diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)92.9 mm (3.66") long,
    18.9 mm (0.74") diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE2.9 m (9.5') long, (permanently attached to microphone) 3.2 mm (0.13") diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable terminated with TA3F-type connector
    OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTSESE-H hypercardioid (100°);
    ESE-O omnidirectional (360°
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8538 power module; (3) #8 x 1" black oxide wood screws for microphone mount
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM37
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    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    ES905CL Specification Sheet (pdf 366.61 KB)
    ES905CL Submittal Sheet (pdf 604.46 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    I Would Not Buy This Microphone Because of the Pop Filter

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    This micrphone pops like crazy and is very distracting to listen to. I have been listening to it for years and is not my mic to be in charge of but the church purchased it. I have put some of my own pop filters in it which greatly helped but a custom built pop filter that was made for the microphone would have been much better. Audio-technica said one is built in and that I could order replacement cover. We purchased new so not sure why that is needed.

    Winchester, VA

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  • Q & A

    The microphone falls down when you touch it. Is there a way to tighten the ball in socket assembly so it dosn't falls down ?

    Michel

    Yes, it may be sent into the Service Department in Canada to have that addressed. http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/f7278a7f5c6f7dff/index.html/index.html

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Windscreen for ES905CL I know that AT does not make a windscreen for this microphone but which windscreen that AT does make will fit over the end of this microphone nicely? Even though AT has one built into this microphone, when individuals such as children that get real close to the mic., and then they pronounce words that have a fair amount of wind such as those that start with a "P" or a "B" (eg. peanut butter), and if the P.A. system uses small speakers such as four inch model ceiling speakers, then the bottoming out of those can be quite noticeable. So, please AT, can you recommend one for us all that would still like to put one on this microphone (ES905CL) to use? Thank you.

    Tron

    http://www.windtech.tv/Medium_Windscreens.php 600 series looks like it might work. Going to order one from Amazon for $10 and give it a try.

    Anon

    Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) does not have an outer windscreen for the ES905CL Microphone. If the inner pop-filter is not providing adequate protection, look into the Small Diaphragm Mic Foam made by Rycote. You need one that has a 25 mm opening. If the internal pop-filter is missing or damaged, it is available from our Parts Department for direct purchase. Contact the ATUS Parts Department at parts@atus.com. Thanks!

    AudioSolutionsSpec2

    Is there a pop filter (foam cover) for this microphone

    Bradley

    Yes, comes standard with the microphone kit

    SFProgrammer

    Thank you fro your inquiry. We do not make a windscreen for this microphone.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    http://www.windtech.tv/Medium_Windscreens.php 600 series looks like it might work. Going to order one from Amazon for $10 and give it a try.

    Anon