Audio Technica U857Q - Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Sale price$ 219.00
SKU: U857Q

Configurations: U857Q


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Audio Technica U857Q - Cardioid Condenser Microphone


Audio Technica U857Q - Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Ideal for conference centers, boardrooms, courtrooms, houses of worship, and other installed applications, the U857Q is designed to plug directly into a panel- or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector. Offering unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to Audio-Technica’s UniGuard® innovations, this quick-mount microphone features an ultra-flexible, small-diameter gooseneck and accepts interchangeable elements – omnidirectional (360°), cardioid (120°), hypercardioid (100°), and UniLine® (90°) – available separately. 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.

Available configurations:

U857Q: cardioid polar pattern (120° acceptance angle); 14.37" (365.0 mm) long.

U857QL: cardioid polar pattern (120° acceptance angle); 18.94" (481.0 mm) long.

U857QU: UniLine polar pattern (90° acceptance angle); 19.17" (487.0 mm) long.

U857QLU: UniLine polar pattern (90° acceptance angle); 23.74" (603.0 mm) long.


  • 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

  • Included shock mount attenuates noise, shock and vibration transmitted through the mounting surface

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