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Audio-Technica U853AW UniPoint Series Cardioid Hanging Microphone (White)

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  • Regular price $313.00


Audio-Technica U853AW UniPoint Series Cardioid Hanging Microphone, Maintaining the Audio-Technica Tradition of Clear and Transparent Sound Quality

The U853A cardioid condenser hanging microphone is ideal for speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording. The microphone's fast transient response and low distortion characteristics allow every complex detail to be heard with all its impact-rich, vibrant qualities faithfully reproduced. 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: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 30-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity
    • Phantom: 42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    • Battery: 43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance
    • Phantom: 200 ohms
    • Battery: 270 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level
    • Phantom: 133 dB, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    • Battery: 122 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic Range (typical)
    • Phantom: 109 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    • Battery: 99 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 70 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: 0.5 oz (14 g)
    • Power Module: 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Dimensions
    • Microphone: 1.34" (34.0 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-UL UniLine (90°)
    • UE-H hypercardioid (100°)
    • UE-O omnidirectional (360°)
  • Accessories Furnished
    • AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen
    • AT8451 steel hanger
    • AT8531 power module
    • AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapter
    • Battery

Manufacturer: Audio-Technica
Model: U853AW
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I206978-12-B

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