Hanging Microphone Array


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ES954 Hanging Microphone Array

Audio-Technica’s hanging microphone array is a cost-effective solution for conference rooms and meeting spaces of all sizes. With the ability to control the hypercardioid and cardioid directionality in 30-degree increments when used with a compatible mixer (such as Audio-Technica ATDM Series digital mixers), settings can be configured for full 360-degree coverage. The system uses a proprietary audio matrixing technique to capture every voice in the room. Meanwhile, the mixer-controlled tilt function allows for pick up angle manipulation along the vertical axis to accommodate different ceiling heights and the positions (sitting or standing) of users. The logic-controlled LED offers easy-to-understand indication of the mute status. Each system also includes accessories that provide safe, trouble-free installation for a wide variety of ceiling types.

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.



  • Cost-effective microphone system ideal for conference rooms and meeting spaces of all sizes
  • Quad-capsule microphone array designed for use with the ATDM Series Digital SmartMixer® and other compatible mixers
  • Limitless coverage with control of hypercardioid and cardioid directionality in 30-degree increments when used with a compatible mixer
  • Proprietary audio matrixing technique (patent pending) for 360-degree capture of every voice in the room
  • Mixer-controlled tilt function for vertical operation to accommodate different ceiling heights
  • Two RJ45 connectors and push-type wire terminals for use with the AT8554 Ceiling Mount
  • Logic-controlled LED provides a visual indication of mute status to the end user
  • High-output design that can suppress noise from air conditioners and other sources for natural-sounding voices in online meetings, remote lectures, and other applications
  • Low-reflective white finish to match most ceiling tile designs
  • Includes two 46 cm (18″) breakout cables: RJ45 (female) to three 3-pin Euroblock connectors (female); RJ45 (female) to 3-pin Euroblock connector (female) and unterminated LED conductors
  • Includes a 3.0 m (9.8') microphone cable secured at the ceiling tile with a locking grommet for quick microphone height adjustment
  • Proprietary shielding technology that protects the audio signals from radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • Compatible with 11 to 52 VDC phantom power supplies
  • Includes seismic cable for safe installation
  • Plenum-rated (UL 2043) Ceiling Mount (AT8554) for ceiling installation
  • Partner certification for use with system devices from other companies


Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional (O) / Bidirectional (figure-of-eight) (L/R/Z)
Frequency Response 20 - 16,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity O/L/R: -36 dB (15.85mV) (0 dB=1V/Pa,1 kHz);
Z: -38.5 dB (11.9 mV) (0 dB=1 V/Pa,1 kHz)
Impedance 100 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level O/L/R: 132.5 dB SPL (1 kHz THD1%)
Z: 135 dB SPL (1 kHz THD1%)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio O/L/R: 66.5 dB (1 kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted)
Z: 64 dB (1 kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted)
Phantom Power Requirements 11 - 52 V DC, 23.2 mA (all channels total)
Weight Weight Mic: 160 g (5.6 oz);
Ceiling Mount (AT8554): 420 g (16.2 oz)
Dimensions Dimensions Mic: Max. body dia.: 61.6 mm (2.43");
Height: 111.8 mm (4.4")
Ceiling Mount (AT8554): 106 mm (4.2”) × 106 mm (4.2”) × 45.6 mm (1.8”) (W × D × H)
Output Connector Euroblock connector
Accessories Included ・Ceiling mount (AT8554) ・RJ45 breakout cable × 2 ・Retaining nut ・Seismic cable ・Isolator ・Cable tie
Notes For product improvement, the product is subject to modification without notice.


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A-T’s Hanging Microphone Array for Meeting Spaces