Audio-Technica U841A Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone

Audio-Technica U841A Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone

Audio-Technica U841A Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 30 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Range
  • Accepts Battery & Phantom Power
  • XLR Output
  • Eliminates phase-distortion & RFI
  • Includes Power Supply & Case
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Audio-Technica U841A overview

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The U841A from Audio-Technica is an omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone for surface-mount applications. Offering a frequency range of 30 Hz to 20 kHz, this microphone works with an AA battery as well as phantom power, offers a dynamic range of over 100 dB, and boasts an SPL of 123 dB to 133 dB depending on the method of power used.

Key Features
  • Designed for surface-mount applications such as sound reinforcement, conferencing, television sound, and more
  • Rejection of RFI (radio frequency interference) through UniGuard technology
  • Small-diameter capsule near boundary for eliminating phase-distortion whilst delivering a high-output signal
  • Steep low-frequency attenuation for increased sonic response without affecting vocal quality
  • Durable casing
  • Non-slip silicone foam pads minimize coupling and other problems due to surface-to-surface microphone vibration
  • Low-profile design for minimum visibility
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
UPC: 042005139125
In the Box
Audio-Technica U841A Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone
  • AT8531 Power Supply
  • Battery
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica U841A specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Range 30 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 73 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 132 dB SPL
    Impedance 270 Ohms
    Sensitivity 40 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter 18 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Dynamic Range Omnidirectional: 111 dB A-Weighted
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Battery Type 1 x AA
    Operating Voltage 11 to 52 V
    Diameter 2.56" / 65.02 mm
    Weight 2.8 oz / 79 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 5.1 x 2.9"

    Audio-Technica U841A reviews

    U841A Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat disappointed I got this for video recording where there's more than one person speaking. This is the first time I've used a boundary microphone, so maybe my expectations were too high. I used this to record five people sitting at a conference table. Voices that were only slightly further from the microphone came out much more muffled than voices that were only slightly closer. I increased the audio gain in post production to try to level them out, but that increased the noise to an unacceptable level. The microphone also picks up all incidental environmental sounds, which I guess is to be expected with an omnidirectional microphone, but it almost seems more sensitive to extraneous sounds than it is to voices. I get much clearer voice reproduction from my AT899 lavaliere microphone, but maybe a boundary microphone can't be expected to pick up voices as clearly as a lavaliere mic. It's probably a good microphone for this type of microphone, but it apparently isn't well suited to my intended use.
    Date published: 2014-08-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from reasonable product I bought this product to capture the voices of participants in our course so that people who take the course online can here the discussions. The presenter has his/her own lapel wireless mic. Our groups are about 15 people who usually sit on the floor. This microphone is not that useful for this purpose as it is still hard to here participants voices.
    Date published: 2012-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality boundary mic really sensible boundary microphone. comes with the phantom power module and an extra length cable. bright sound really easy to use and really well done. can also be a really good compromise in sound fields recordings added to a stereo set. The filter does its job.
    Date published: 2010-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right choice for me i bought it without knowing the thing. I was really good surprised to listen to that thing. I recorded an organ and it sounded very weel.deep and clear bass when integrated to a bidirectionnal mike for an MS stereo hybridcouple
    Date published: 2011-12-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crowd pleaser. Favorite. Reliable! Easy to use. Reliable. More bang for the buck.
    Date published: 2010-11-02
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