audio-technica U853RU UniLine Condenser Hanging Microphone

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Featuring Audio-Technica's UniLine® line-cardioid element, the U853RU UniLine condenser hanging microphone is equipped with UniGuard® innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. The phantom-powered microphone accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine® line cardioid polar patterns. Its 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise.

  • Designed for suspension over choirs, instrumental groups and theater stages
  • 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)
  • 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 (U853RU) and white (U853RWU)


  • 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 Requiremens: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Switch: Flat, roll-off
  • 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
  • Accessories: AT8154 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451 steel hanger; AT8538 power module; AT8438 5/8"-27 stand adapte

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