Audio-Technica has introduced the ES954 Hanging Microphone Array, a cost-effective option for huddle rooms, conference rooms and other meeting spaces.

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

The ES954 features a permanently attached 1.2m cable with locking grommet enabling easy microphone height adjustment. Audio-Technica’s UniGuard RFI-shielding technology offers high rejection of radio frequency interference. The package includes a Plenum-rated AT8554 Ceiling Mount with RJ45 connectors and push-type wire terminals for simple, secure installation. The ES954 connects to the mixer over a pair of standard Cat5 cables. Two RJ45 breakout cables are provided to input the four channels, plus an LED tally, into the mixer. An integral, logic-controlled 360° red/green LED ring provides clear indication of the array’s mute status.

Key specs:

  • Elements: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser.
  • Polar pattern: Omnidirectional (O)/Figure-of-eight (L/R/Z).
  • Frequency response 20Hz-16kHz.
  • Open circuit sensitivity O/L/R: -36dB (15.85mV) (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz); Z: -38.5dB (11.9 mV) (0dB=1 V/Pa,1kHz).
  • Impedance 100Ω.
  • Maximum input sound level O/L/R: 132.5dB SPL (1kHz at 1% THD); Z: 135dB SPL (1kHz at 1% THD).
  • Signal-to-noise ratio O/L/R: 66.5dB (1kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted); Z: 64dB (1kHz at 1 Pa, A-weighted).
  • Phantom power requirements: 11-52V DC, 23.2mA (both channels total).
  • Weight Mic: 160g (5.6ox); Ceiling Mount (AT8554): 420 g (14.8ox).
  • Dimensions Mic: Max. body dia.: 61.6mm (2.43-inch); Height: 111.8mm (4.40-inch).
  • Ceiling Mount (AT8554): 36.6mm H (1.44-inch) × 106.0mm (4.17-inch) W × 106.0mm (4.17-inch) D.
  • Output connector: Euroblock connector.


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