Audio-Technica has announced several new variations of its ES945 Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone and ES947 Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone, developed as a direct response to market feedback. All models are intended for surface flush-mount installation and include Audio-Technica’s UniGuard RFI-shielding innovations for unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference.
First, the existing standard ES945 and ES947 models are being replaced and enhanced by the new ES945O/XLR (omnidirectional) and ES947C/XLR (cardioid), which feature upgraded functionality including IPX4 water resistance. These mics are designed for surface-mount applications such as conferencing, recording, monitoring and other demanding sound pickup applications. The ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR come standard in black and are also available in white variations (ES945WO/XLR and ES947WC/XLR).
Second, A-T is introducing new miniature, space saving variations, known as ES945O/TB3 and ES947C/TB3. These mics are suitable for the same applications as the ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR, but the ultra-compact design enables extra-inconspicuous tabletop, ceiling and wall mounting. ES945O/TB3 and ES947C/TB3 come standard in black and are also available in white (ES945WO/TB3 and ES947WC/TB3).
Third, the existing ES945/LED and ES947/LED (models intended specifically for conferencing) are being upgraded/replaced by the new ES945O/FM3 and ES947C/FM3. These mics feature a highly visible two-state RGB LED ring (7 selectable colors + OFF) to indicate mute status and a touch-sensitive capacitive user switch that enables local muting, making them ideal for conferencing applications. The “FM3” models feature a 3-pin XLR output connector.