Audio-Technica unveilsU855QL Cardioid Dynamic Gooseneck Microphone

(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-02-14)

Audio-Technica unveilsU855QL Cardioid Dynamic Gooseneck Microphone

Designed for use as a high-quality talk-back, paging and dispatch microphone in commercial, industrial and entertainment applications, the new U855QL Cardioid Dynamic Gooseneck Microphone features a versatile gooseneck design that allows for flexible positioning and dependable performance. It's tailored frequency response ensures excellent intelligibility in environments with excessive ambient noise.

The U855QL’s easily adjustable gooseneck permits quick positioning, and the quick-mount design includes an XLRM-type connector insert at the base, allowing the microphone to be plugged directly into an any standard XLRF-type surface or cable connector. The unit features extremely rugged all-metal construction for long-lasting performance. The low-profile element provides a uniform cardioid polar pattern that reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. The microphone’s protective screen reduces wind noise and “popping” when used close to the sound source.

U855QL Specifications
Frequency Response: 150-16,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -53 dB (2.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 600 ohms
Weight 9.8 oz (278 g)
Dimensions: 17.64" (448.0 mm) L, 1.18" (30 mm) head diameter, 0.75” (19 mm) base diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Non-reflective black finish

The U855QL Cardioid Dynamic Gooseneck Microphone is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $130. For more information, please visit

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, A-T now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.

Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more. A-T microphones are chosen for critical government installations such as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems are also selected for major broadcast music events, including the GRAMMY® Awards and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

From a press release.

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