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Audio Technica U857Q - Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone

£224.40 inc. vat
£187.00 ex. vat
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Audio Technica U857Q

Ideal for conference centers, boardrooms, courtrooms, houses of worship, and other installed applications, the Audio Technica U857Q is designed to plug directly into a panel or desk mounted XLRF type connector. This cardioid condenser quick mount gooseneck microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to Audio Technica's UniGuard innovations.

The 14.47inch long microphone features an ultra flexible small diameter gooseneck and accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine line cardioid polar patterns. Equipped with self contained electronics, the phantom powered microphone also offers an 80 Hz low cut UniSteep filter that reduces pickup of low frequency ambient noise.

Audio Technica U857Q Features

  • 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 degrees to 360 degrees
  • 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: Cardioid
  • 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
  • Impedance: 250 ohms
  • 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 Requirement: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Switch: Flat, roll-off
  • Weight: 5.1 oz (144 g)
  • Dimensions:
    • 14.37" (365.0 mm) long, 
    • 0.48" (12.2 mm) head diameter, 
    • 0.74" (18.9 mm) base diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Optional Interchangeable Elements:
    • UE-H hypercardioid (100°); 
    • UE-O omnidirectional (360°); 
    • UE-UL UniLine® (90°)
  • Accessories Furnished: AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8662 shock mount
  • Audio Technica Case Style: M34

View on the Audio Technica Europe Website.