Astatic 878HL-2 Desktop Omnidirectional Dynamic Paging Microphone

Astatic 878HL-2 Desktop Omnidirectional Dynamic Paging Microphone

Astatic 878HL-2 Desktop Omnidirectional Dynamic Paging Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Convenient Desktop Design
  • Push- or Lift-to-Talk Operation
  • Selectable Output Impedance
  • Dynamic Capsule Requires No Power Source
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 80 Hz to 12 kHz Frequency Response
  • 7' Unterminated Four-Conductor Cable
  • Durable Cycolac Housing & Die-Cast Base
  • Non-Skid Feet
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Astatic 878HL overview

  • 1Description

The Astatic 878HL-2 from CAD is a desktop omnidirectional dynamic paging microphone intended for use with commercial paging systems in schools, restaurants, warehouses, medical facilities, and more. The dynamic capsule requires no power source, and its omnidirectional polar pattern provides a generous pickup area. A programmable switch allows push-to-talk or lift-to-talk functionality, and selectable output impedance makes the 878HL-2 flexible for use with most paging systems and amplifiers.

The four-conductor, two-shield cable is 7' in length and unterminated to allow balanced or unbalanced connectivity. With a frequency response of 80 Hz to 12 kHz, its audio output is optimized for vocal transmission. The rugged, molded Cycolac housing and die-cast zinc base maintain durability while remaining lightweight. Its desktop design incorporates four non-skid feet to inhibit slippage and surface marring.

Programmable Push-to-Talk Switch
Long-life DPDT leaf switches and the choice of either a simple push-to-talk bar with locking capabilities or lift-to-talk operation ensure easy operation.
Switchable Output Impedance
A flexible output impedance switch makes the 878HL-2 flexible for use with most paging systems and amplifiers.
Unterminated Cable
The 878HL-2 is supplied with 7' of four-conductor, two-shield cable wired normally open for relay control.
Intelligible Sound
The 80 Hz to 12 kHz frequency response is smooth and peak free, with a slight rise above 2 kHz to impart enhanced intelligibility.
Non-Skid Feet
Four molded non-skid, non-marring feet are located under the zinc die-cast base.
UPC: 631922101706
In the Box
Astatic 878HL-2 Desktop Omnidirectional Dynamic Paging Microphone
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Astatic 878HL specs

    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Output Level Hi-Z: -55 dB (0 dB = 1 V / microbar)
    Hi-Z: -151 dB EIA
    Lo-Z: -58 dB (0 dB = 1 mW / 10 microbars)
    Lo-Z: -76 dB (0 dB = 1 V / microbar)
    Lo-Z: -152 dB EIA
    Frequency Response 80 Hz to 12 kHz
    Output Impedance Hi-Z: 40 kOhms, matches 100 kOhms or greater
    Lo-Z: 400 Ohms, matches 125 to 1000 Ohms
    Output Connector Unterminated pigtail
    Cable Characteristic Four-conductor, two-shield cord
    Cable Length 7' / 2.1 m
    Power Requirements None
    Housing Material Molded Cycolac with die-cast zinc base
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 9.4 x 5.8" / 110 x 238 x 148 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Infowvezxbuf
    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 8.4 x 4.8"

    Astatic 878HL reviews

    878HL-2 Desktop Omnidirectional Dynamic Paging Microphone is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bargain! An amazingly versatile microphone. Works with high or low impedance systems. Works by either push to talk or lift to talk. Also has a lock-on switch for long announcements. It has an extra set of contacts to mute music or close a relay. Priced way below the competition.
    Date published: 2015-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for paging Easy to use, great sound.
    Date published: 2017-03-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk junk
    Date published: 2017-01-25
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