Audio-Technica announced major advancements to its Engineered Sound wired microphone line to offer immunity to RFI, thanks to UniGuard protection in every model. The new ES microphones are also fully RoHS-compliant. The line offers more than 50 new models, including gooseneck, hanging, boundary, lavalier and handheld microphones.
Other new features include the PivotPoint rotating connector on ES961 and ES961RC boundary microphones, superior off-axis rejection for improved gain before feedback and an 80Hz UniSteep filter for removal of unwanted low frequencies without affecting vocal quality. Four new interchangeable elements lend additional flexibility, with cardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional elements offered, as well as the MicroLine™ (90-degree pickup pattern).
Audio-Technica is now offering ES switched and unswitched goosenecks in six length options (inches): 6, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24. All of these new podium microphones offer UniGuard RFI-shielding technology. They feature easy-to-adjust, robust gooseneck designs (single for the 6-inch; double for the other lengths) that resist inadvertent repositioning. The microphones come with a new low-profile isolation mount that secures the microphone while providing maximum attenuation of noise, shock and vibration. Clear, high-output performance is ensured by new interchangeable condenser elements available in four pickup patterns: cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and MicroLine.
The line also includes handheld and lavalier models. The ES973 hypercardioid condenser microphone offers smooth, accurate audio reproduction for handheld and fixed-mount applications. The microphone’s internal shock-mounting eliminates virtually all handling and cable noise. The discreet-design ES943 cardioid condenser lavalier microphone offers intelligibility and minimum visibility.
The Audio-Technica Engineered Sound line is available only to the professional installed sound market via a network of specialized sound contractors and system integrators, and are now available.