Audio-Technica U853A Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone - Black

Hanging Cardioid Condenser Mic with Included Boom
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The Ideal Hanging Mic for Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles!

Audio-Technica mics have always provided always of clear and transparent sound quality. Here's an Audio-Technica mic that's ideal for permanent mounting to capture orchestral, band, and choir performances! The U853a cardioid condenser microphone is ideal for speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording. The U853a's fast transient response and low distortion characteristics allow every complex detail to be heard with all its impact-rich, vibrant qualities faithfully reproduced.

Audio-Technica U853a cardioid condenser microphone at a Glance:
  • Designed especially for hanging over choirs, instrumental ensembles, and stages
  • Improved RFI-shielding technology for interference-free operation
  • Unobtrusive design with battery or phantom power

Designed especially for hanging over choirs, instrumental ensembles, and stages
The Audio-Technica U853a condenser mic is custom-designed to provide outstanding reproduction while positioned above and vocal or instrumental group or theatrical production. Its included AT8451 hanging boom includes an elbow and can be easily positioned to place the U853a at an optimum angle for pickup. The U853a's cardioid pickup pattern rejects bleed, giving you focused capture of the source sound. Frequency response of 30Hz-20kHz ensures full-range reproduction. The U853a also features a UniSteep filter that provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality. This bass roll-off filter kicks in at 80Hz with an 18dB/octave slope, keeping room rumble in control.

Improved RFI-shielding technology for interference-free operation
The Audio-Technica U853a is equipped with Audio-Technica's new UniGuard innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. The U853a accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine line cardioid polar patterns. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information.

Unobtrusive design with battery or phantom power
It's easy to mount the U853a beyond the audience's sight line. The mic and its included AT8451 hanging boom are available in black or white to blend in with its surroundings. The U853a operates on either battery power or phantom power to allow maintenance-free positioning. A 25-foot cable is permanently mounted to the U853a, with a TA3F-type connector. The Audio-Technica U853a is the mic to choose for permanent mounting!

Audio-Technica U853a hanging cardioid condenser microphone Features:
  • Designed for suspension over choirs, instrumental groups and theater stages
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • UniGuard(tm) RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • UniSteep filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality.
  • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90° to 360°
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility
  • Available in two colors: black (U853A) and white (U853AW)
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
Use the Audio-Technica U853a for choirs, instrumental ensembles, and stage productions!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
U853A - Black Spec Sheet

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 30Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 133dB SPL (1kHz at 1% THD); 123dB SPL w/Battery
Output Impedance 200 ohms (Phantom); 270 ohm (Battery)
Signal to Noise Ratio 70dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
Color Black
Cable Length 25 ft.
Connector XLR
Weight .03 lb. (Mic), .3 lb. (Power Module)
Included accessories AT8153 foam windscreen, AT8451 steel hanger, AT8531 power module, AT8438 stand mount, battery
Manufacturer Part Number U853A

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