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SP-CMC-4U – Premium Audio Technica Cardioid Stereo Microphones

Brand: Audio Technica


Premium Audio Technica Cardioid Stereo Microphones – select sensitivity, cable length and connector type in option boxes below

UE-H - Single Hypercardioid Replacement Element and Windscreen

Hypercardioid Replacement Element and Windscreen

UE-O - Single Omnidirectional Replacement Element and Windscreen

Audio-Technica UE-O Omnidirectional Replacement Element and Windscreen

UE-UL - "Mini-Shotgun" Replacement Element for Audio-Technica Unipoint Series Microphones

"Mini-Shotgun" Replacement Element for Audio-Technica Unipoint Series Microphones

AT8102-PAIR - AKA Audio Technica AT8153 Windscreen

(This is now the AT8153 - AT8102 is discontinued) 2 Stage Foam Windscreen - Fits AT853 and AT857 Models as well as SP-CMC-4 & SP-CMC-4U - One Pair

SP-PREM-WS-1- Pair of replacement premium windscreens for all MS-MMM-1 microphones.

One Pair Medium Premium Black Windscreens

WT-10380 - High density windscreen for lapel microphones, (one pair)

Pair of Military High Density Windscreen - Nicknamed the 100 mph windscreen

The Premium Audio Technica microphones include a matched set of Audio Technica U853 microphones. These microphone come with permanently installed, high quality, double shielded microphone cables and an all-metal body. Removable clips and windscreens are included. The standard configuration comes with the two microphone cables terminated together into standard stereo gold plated 1/8″ mini plug. The high SPL versions (with XLR phantom connectors) come with each mic on a separate cable and connector.

Maintaining the Audio-Technica tradition of clear and transparent sound quality, the U853A cardioid condenser microphone is ideal for music, speech, theater, orchestra and choir sound reinforcement and recording. The microphones fast transient response and low distortion characteristics allow every complex detail to be heard with all its impact-rich, vibrant qualities faithfully reproduced. Equipped with UniGuard innovations that offer unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference, the U853A accepts interchangeable elements, available in cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and UniLine line cardioid (mini shotgun) polar patterns.

  • Includes one pair of removable clips
  • Includes one pair of standard windscreens (SP-PREM-WS)
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • UniGuard RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • Smooth off-axis frequency response
  • Accepts optional interchangeable elements to permit angle of acceptance from 90 degrees to 360 degrees
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility
  • Operates on “plug in power” or an optional microphone battery power supply

Powering Options:

There are several ways to power these microphones. Each of these options provides the same sound quality, the only difference is the maximum sound pressure level (SPL) the mics can handle.

  • The microphones can be powered with normal “plug-in-power”, available on many portable recorders and camcorders. With this type of power, the mics will handle reasonable sound levels. If you will be using the mics in high SPL (sound pressure level) situations, the microphones require additional power, beyond the normal “plug in power”. You will need to use one of the powering schemes described below:
  • For strong sound levels, consistent with loud amplified concerts, you can add battery module for increased high SPL performance and dynamic range. We also recommend that you add the “Low sensitivity” modification as an option.
  • If your recorder/mixer, etc. supplies phantom power, we recommend this version, with XLR connectors
Form Factor Matched Stereo Pair
Capsule Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Pad N/A
Dimensions 1.34″ (34.0 mm) long,
0.48″ (12.2 mm) diameter
Frequency Range 30 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 125 dB SPL
Impedance 200 Ohms
Dynamic Range 99 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB (1 kHz, at 1 Pa/94 dB SPL)
Weight 0.5 lbs


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