Audio-Technica U853PMW
Cardioid Condenser Hanging Microphone in White for Permanent Installation


The U853PMW white cardioid condenser hanging microphone comes equipped with a wall/ceiling plate power module for permanent installation in a standard, single-gang electrical box. The phantom-powered microphone features UniGuard innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. It 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 theaterstages
  • Wall/ceiling plate power module permits permanent installation instandardmetal U.S. single gang electrical box
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • UniGuard RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection ofradiofrequency interference (RFI)
  • UniSteep filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improvesoundpickup without affecting voice quality
  • Accepts interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90°to360°
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility


  • 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
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Max Input Sound Level: 128 dB SPL
  • Dynamic Range (typical): 102 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 68 dB
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC
  • Switches: Flat, roll-ovv; 0dB/+10dB gain setting
  • Weight (microphone): 0.5 oz
  • Weight (power module): 3.4 oz
  • Dimensions (microphone, L x D): 1.34" x 0.48"
  • Dimensions (power module, W x H x D): 2.8" x 4.55" x 1.42"
  • Output Connector (power module): Screw terminals
  • Cable: 25' long (permanently attached to microphone, 0.13"diameter,2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F-type connector
  • Optional Interchangeable Elements: UE-H hypercardioid (100°);UE-Oomnidirectional (360°); UE-UL UniLine (90°)
  • Furnished Accessories: AT8153 two-stage foam windscreen; AT8451steelhanger; AT8534 wall/ceiling plate power module; AT8438 5/8"-27 standadapter
  • Audio-Technica Case Style: M12
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