Audio Technica ES973 Hypercardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

Audio Technica ES973
Audio Technica ES973

Audio Technica ES973 Hypercardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

Product Code: ES973


• Designed for quality sound reinforcement with smooth, accurate audio reproduction
• Uniform hypercardioid polar pattern with 100º acceptance angle
• Available interchangeable elements permit angle of acceptance from 100º to 360º
• High sensitivity and high SPL capability
• Rugged design and construction for reliable performance
• Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power
• UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
• Integral 80 Hz UniSteep® filter and 10 dB pad
• RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

The ES973 is a high-quality hypercardioid condenser designed for use as a handheld, stand or lectern vocal microphone. The microphone’s rugged housing contains all electronics; it is equipped with an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter and a switchable 10 dB pad. The microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to Audio-Technica’s UniGuard® innovations. Optional interchangeable elements are available for coverage from 100° to 360°.

Element Fixed-charge back plate, Permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 70 - 20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity -41dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance 200 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level 155 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 18 db/octave
Switches Flat, roll-off; 10dB pad
Dynamic Range 131 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements 11-52V DC, 3 mA typical
Weight 160 g
Dimensions 6.17" (156.7 mm) long, 1.48" (37.7 mm) head diameter
Output Connector (Power module) Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8”-27 threaded stands; AT8122 foam windscreen; protective pouch