• ES963 Surface Boundary 3 x Hemispherical Condenser Cardioid
70-15kHz 11-52V 100 Ohm UniGuard®

With three cardioid condenser elements in a single housing, the phantom-powered ES963 offers a remarkably versatile tool for surface-mount installations. Levers on the microphone base allow easy reorientation of two elements to offer 360° or 300° coverage. Since elements can be powered and used individually or in any combination, further flexibility is easily achieved. For example, with two elements powered, the microphone can provide a figure-of-eight polar pattern; with a single element powered, the microphone functions as a standard cardioid boundary microphone. Installation and repositioning are extremely quick, thanks to four recessed pathways on the base of the microphone that enable the user to route the cable as required to accommodate any installation requirements; no tools or disassembly are needed. The microphone also offers Audio-Technica’s innovative UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology.



Three cardioid condenser elements mounted in a single housing

Easily reposition two elements (via levers on the microphone base) to offer 360° or 300° coverage; each element can be powered and used individually or in any combination

Also functions as a stereo boundary microphone

Provides full, efficient and flexible coverage—fewer microphones required

Small-diameter capsules near boundary eliminate phase distortion and deliver clear, high-output performance

Low-frequency attenuation improves sound pickup without affecting voice quality

Cable routes through any of four recessed pathways on the microphone base (or down for direct feed through a table surface); no tools or disassembly required

UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)

Heavy die-cast case and non-slip silicone foam bottom pad minimizes coupling of surface vibration to the microphone

Low-profile design with low-reflectance finish for minimum visibility


ELEMENTS Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
POLAR PATTERN Half-cardioid (cardioid in hemisphere above mounting surface)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 75-15,000 Hz
LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY –37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
IMPEDANCE 100 ohms
MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL 135 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
DYNAMIC RANGE (typical) 110 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 69 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
WEIGHT 162 g
DIMENSIONS 85.1 mm diameter, 19.5 mm height
OUTPUT CONNECTOR Unterminated–stripped and tinned
CABLE 7.5 m long (permanently attached to microphone), 3.8 mm diameter, 7-conductor shielded cable; unterminated
ACCESSORY FURNISHED Soft protective pouch

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ES963 Surface Boundary 3 x Hemispherical Condenser Cardioid

  • Brands audio-technica
  • Product Code: ES963
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • $790.00
  • $686.02


Tags: ES963, Surface, Boundary, Hemispherical, Condenser, Cardioid