Stow, OH (July 30, 2010)–Audio-Technica has expanded its Engineered Sound line with the introduction of the ES963 three-element, multidirectional, boundary microphone.
The ES963 is designed for surface-mount applications such as sound reinforcement, conferencing, professional recording, television and other sound pickup applications in the installed sound and sound-contracting markets.
Three 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, for positioning at the end of long conference tables, for example.
The ES963 is equipped with UniGuard RFI-shielding technology, which reportedly offers 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 are said to 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).