Stow, OH (March 8, 2021) — Audio-Technica has developed a number of new variations of its ES945 Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone and ES947 Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone.
The existing ES945 and ES947 models are being replaced by the new ES945O/XLR (omnidirectional) and ES947C/XLR (cardioid), with new functionality including IPX4 water resistance. The mics are designed for surface-mount applications such as conferencing, recording, monitoring and so on, and are available in black and white versions. They’re being joined by new miniature versions, the ES945O/TB3 and ES947C/TB3, which are smaller to enable extra-inconspicuous tabletop, ceiling and wall mounting.
Meanwhile, the existing ES945/LED and ES947/LED models intended specifically for conferencing are being replaced by the new ES945O/FM3 and ES947C/FM3. These mics feature a two-state RGB LED ring (7 selectable colors + OFF) to indicate mute status and a touch-sensitive capacitive user switch that enables local muting. The “FM3” models feature a 3-pin XLR output connector.
Additionally, brand-new to the line are the new ES945O/FM5 and ES947C/FM5, which are similar to the “FM3” models but feature a 5-pin XLR output connector. With the “FM5” models, not only can the switch be configured to toggle between mute and live audio, but, with the microphone’s external contact closure, it can also be set up to trigger an external device, such as a camera or the room’s lighting.
All of the water-resistant “XLR” versions and miniature “TB3” versions run $249, while the FM3 and FM5 versions are $329 and $349, respectively.
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