The buzz in the world of conferencing microphones is around ceiling-mounted solutions – and Audio-Technica showed off its Dante-enabled ceiling-mounted ATND931 and ATND933 mics at InfoComm 2016. Here’s the thing: As marketing director Gary Boss said during the show, ceiling mics are “definitely what everyone wants, but reality is a gooseneck will always be a better solution.”
So Audio-Technica has also introduced its ES931 Six-Inch Condenser Gooseneck Microphone series, available in multiple configurations, including the ability to hang from a ceiling.
There’s the ES931PM gooseneck microphone with standard AT8534 wall/ceiling plate power module; the ATND931 Dante model with ATND8734 Dante wall/ceiling plate power module; and the ES931/MIC basic model with just a microphone.
More from Audio-Technica’s press release:
Each of these iterations is available in one of three distinct polar patterns (cardioid, hypercardioid and MicroLine), with two color options (black and white), for a total of 18 different product models. The AT8534 wall/ceiling plate power module allows the ES931PM to be installed in a standard, single-gang electrical box. The ATND8734 wall/ceiling plate power module with Dante network output permits installation of the ATND931 in a standard, 2-gang electrical box with direct connection to the Ethernet network via a CAT5e or better PoE cable. Intended for boardrooms, educational and government settings, teleconferencing, houses of worship and other installed applications, each ES931 iteration provides consistent sound quality in multi-microphone installations with other Audio-Technica ES microphones.
The ES931 offers superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback. Audio-Technica’s UniGuard RFI-shielding technology enables outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI) while the UniSteep® 80 Hz low-cut filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to minimize pickup of undesired ambient noise. The six-inch gooseneck presents a low profile design with a low-reflectance black or white finish for minimum visibility. The rugged small gooseneck retains virtually no “memory,” permitting quick and easy adjustment into the desired shape and position.
All configurations of the Audio-Technica ES931 six-inch gooseneck microphones are currently available.