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Audio-Technica U853AU UniPoint Series UniLine Hanging Microphone

  • Our Price
  • $289.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $363.00


Designed for Suspension over Choirs, Instrumental Groups, and Theater

Equipped with Audio-Technica's UniLine® line-cardioid element with a tightly focused 90° acceptance angle, the U853AU features UniGuard® innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. The battery- or phantom-powered microphone accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line cardioid polar patterns. It also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.


  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Line Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 30-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity
    • Phantom: 38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    • Battery: 39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance
    • Phantom: 200 ohms
    • Battery: 270 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level
    • Phantom: 130 dB, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    • Battery: 120 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic Range (typical)
    • Phantom: 110 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    • Battery: 100 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Battery Type: 1.5V AA/UM3
  • Battery Current/Life: 0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
  • Switch: Off, on-flat, on-roll-off
  • Weight
    • Microphone: 1.1 oz (30 g)
    • Power Module: 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Dimensions
    • Microphone: 6.14" (156.0 mm) long, 0.48" (12.2 mm) diameter
    • Power Module: 3.31" (84.0 mm) H x 2.48" (63.0 mm) W x 0.87" (22.0 mm) D
  • Output Connector (Power Module): Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Cable: 25.0' (7.6 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.13" (3.2 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F-type connector
  • Optional Interchangeable Elements
    • UE-C cardioid (120°)
    • UE-H hypercardioid (100°)
    • UE-O omnidirectional (360°)
  • Accessories Furnished
    • AT8154 two-stage foam windscreen
    • AT8451 steel hanger
    • AT8531 power module
    • AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter
    • Battery

Manufacturer: Audio-Technica
Model: U853AU
SKU: I161879-12-WHXX

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