INTRODUCES ES963 THREE-ELEMENT MULTIDIRECTIONAL BOUNDARY MICROPHONE
Contractor-exclusive Engineered Sound® boundary mic provides full,
efficient and flexible coverage, meaning that fewer microphones are
required for the same job —
STOW, OH, June 22, 2010 — Audio-Technica,
a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, expands
its award-winning, contractor-exclusive Engineered Sound® line
with the introduction of the ES963 Three-Element Multidirectional
Boundary Microphone. The ES963
is designed for surface-mount applications such as high-quality sound
reinforcement, conferencing, professional recording, television and
other demanding sound pickup applications in the installed sound and
sound contracting markets. The microphone provides full, efficient
and flexible coverage of large table areas, giving users a more streamlined
cardioid condenser elements mounted in the microphone housing are
factory set with an angle of 120 degrees between them to provide complete
360-degree coverage (in the hemisphere above mounting surface). Two
positioning levers on the microphone base allow two of the three elements
to be reoriented (with no tools or disassembly required) to offer
angles of 90/90/180 degrees between elements – ideal for positioning
at the end of long conference tables, for example. Since elements
can be powered and used individually or in combination, further flexibility
is easily achieved. For example, with two elements powered, the microphone
can provide a figure-of-eight polar pattern; with a single element
powered, the microphone functions as a standard cardioid boundary
microphone. Four indented recessed pathways on the base of the ES963
enable the user to route the cable as required to accommodate any
installation requirements; no tools or disassembly are needed.
ES963 includes a 7.5-meter (24.6-foot) permanently attached output
cable. Its free end is unterminated stripped and tinned pigtails,
giving the installer flexibility in interfacing with a variety of
equipment. Small-diameter capsules near the boundary eliminate phase
distortion and deliver clear, high-output performance.
ES963 is equipped with UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology, which
offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI).
The microphone requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power for operation.
Elements can be powered and used individually, or in any combination.
The ES963’s heavy die-cast case and non-slip silicon foam bottom
pads minimize coupling of surface vibration to the microphone. The
microphone features a low-profile design and a low-reflectance black
finish, and comes equipped with a soft protective pouch. Output is
low impedance (Lo-Z balanced).
ES963 Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone will be available
summer 2010 with a U.S. MSRP of $495.00. As with all Audio-Technica
Engineered Sound products, the ES963 comes standard with a five-year
warranty. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
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more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products,
Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow,
Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com