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Audio-Technica Debuts ES954 Hanging Mic Array

New hanging mic array is intended for meeting spaces.

Stow, OH (May 8, 2019)—Audio-Technica has introduced the ES954 Hanging Microphone Array intended for huddle rooms, conference rooms and meeting spaces.

The four-capsule microphone array provides 360-degree coverage through virtual hypercardioid or cardioid outputs that can be steered horizontally and tilted vertically, when controlled by the Audio-Technica ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer.

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Intended primarily for videoconferencing applications, the ES954 may be used singly or in multiples to capture people in a room, with the total number of channels restricted only by the capacity of the mixer or DSP device controlling the system. When used with the ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer, the graphic interface enables control of the width and orientation of each virtual polar pattern, which may be steered in 30-degree increments, with a tilt function accommodating differing ceiling heights or users that are sitting/standing.

The ES954 Hanging Microphone Array features a permanently attached, 4’ cable with locking grommet enabling microphone height adjustment. UniGuard RFI-shielding technology provides rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI). The package includes a Plenum-rated AT8554 ceiling mount with RJ45 connectors and push-type wire terminals for installation.

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The ES954 connects to the mixer over a pair of shielded standard Cat 5 cables. Two RJ45 breakout cables are provided to input the four channels, plus an LED conductor, into the mixer. An integral, logic-controlled 360-degree red/green LED ring provides indication of the array’s mute status.

The ES954 Hanging Microphone Array is currently available.

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