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Audio Technica Cardioid Condenser Quick-Mount Gooseneck Microphone

Product Code AUU859QL
Manufacturer Audio-Technica

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Designed to plug directly into a panel- or desk-mounted XLRF-type connector, the U859QL features an ultra-flexible small-diameter gooseneck and a fixed cardioid element. 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. The microphone is 480.0 mm long.


Designed for high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and broadcasting

Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback

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

Quick-mount design with 3-pin XLRM-type connector insert at base plugs into any standard XLRF-type surface or cable connector


Element: Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 100-16,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll Off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity: 43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 250 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 140 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Dynamic Range: 111 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio: 65 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requiremens: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
Switch: Flat, roll-off
Weight: 5.4 oz (152 g)
Dimensions: 18.90" (480.0 mm) long, 0.48" (12.3 mm) head diameter, 0.74" (18.9 mm) base diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

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