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Cardioid Cond. Quick-Mount Gooseneck Mic.

  • Designed for high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and broadcasting
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • UniGuard™ RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • Easy-to-adjust, rugged, small-diameter, alternating gooseneck with virtually no "memory" permits quick positioning into desired shape
  • UniSteep® filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality
  • Self-contained electronics eliminate need for external power module
  • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90° to 360°
  • Two-stage foam windscreen yields dramatically improved resistance to P-pops and other breath blasts
  • Quick-mount design with 3-pin XLRM-type connector insert at base plugs into any standard XLRF-type surface or cable connector
  • Optional shock mount attenuates noise, shock and vibration transmitted through the mounting surface

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  • U857QL Specifications


    Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser

    Polar Pattern


    Frequency Response

    30 ~ 20,000 Hz

    Low Frequency Roll-Off

    80 Hz, 18 dB/octave

    Open Circuit Sensitivity

    - 39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa


    250 Ω

    Maximum Input Sound Level

    139 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

    Dynamic Range (Typical)

    115 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

    Signal-To-Noise Ratio

    70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

    Phantom Power

    11-52V DC, 2 mA typical


    Flat, roll-off


    150 g


    481.0mm X 12.2mm (long X Head Diameter)

    Output Connector

    Integral 3-pin XLRM-type



    Accessories Furnished

    AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen


    audio technica support 92_1_U857Q_OM.pdf - Operation Manual