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Audio Technica U857QU - UniLine Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone

£220.36 £183.63 (ex. vat)

Audio Technica U857QU

  • Audio Technica U857QU

Audio Technica U857QU

Featuring Audio-Technica's UniLine line-cardioid element with a tightly focused 90º acceptance angle, the Audio Technica U857QU quick-mount gooseneck condenser microphone is designed to plug directly into a panel- or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector; it is 19.17" long. Its ultra-flexible, robust gooseneck permits easy adjustment into desired shape while resisting inadvertent repositioning.

Featuring UniGuard® innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference, the U857QU accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line cardioid polar patterns. The phantom-powered microphone also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.

Audio Technica U857QU Features

  • Designed for high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and broadcasting
  • UniLine® polar pattern provides narrow 90° acceptance angle
  • 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
  • Included shock mount attenuates noise, shock and vibration transmitted through the mounting surface


  • 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: 35 dB (17.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 250 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: 135 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamic Range: 115 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
  • Switch: Flat, roll-off
  • Weight: 5.7 oz (161 g)
  • Dimensions: 19.17" (487.0 mm) long, 0.48" (12.2 mm) head diameter, 0.74 (18.9 mm) base diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories: AT8154 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8662 shock mount

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Manufacturer Audio Technica
Model U857QU
GTIN 5055145725603
Audio Technica
Audio Technica
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