Audio-Technica | audio-technica.com
Audio-Technica has unveiled the ES963 three-element multidirectional boundary microphone. It is designed for surface-mount applications such as sound reinforcement, conferencing, professional recording, television, and other demanding sound pickup applications. 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.
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-8 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.