New Table-mount Microphone Devices with Switch and LED Functionality

03 July 2014

Singapore — Audio-Technica a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is introducing three table-mount LED microphone devices that bring convenience, control and superior audio to a variety of presentation environments. The new ES945/LED Omnidirectional and ES947/LED Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphones and AT8657/LED Flush Mount Microphone Socket with Contact Closure all feature a 360° Red/Green LED indicator ring. Part of Audio-Technica’s Engineered Sound™ (ES) line, these devices are available exclusively to contractors and system integrators.

The ES945/LED Omnidirectional and ES947/LED Cardioid Condenser Button-style Boundary Microphones provide clear, highly intelligible audio that is perfect for video conference, teleconferencing, audio recording, and other demanding sound pickup applications. Each mic is protected by a rugged, all-metal case with a dual-layer steel mesh grille, and features a low-profile design that allows it to be mounted unobtrusively in a tabletop. Users can locally mute and un-mute each microphone thanks to a capacitive-type touch-sensitive switch; the Red/Green LED indicator that encircles the grille alerts user to audio status – it glows green when live and turns red when muted. These phantom-powered mics are equipped with a 3-pin XLRM output and boast UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology for outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference. Both models are available in black (ES945/LED, ES947/LED) and silver (ES945SV/LED, ES947SV/LED).

The AT8657/LED Flush Mount Microphone Socket with Contact Closure allows user to add remote switch and LED functionality to a 21 mm phantom-powered gooseneck or button-style boundary microphone with a 3-pin XLRM output, including Audio-Technica’s ES945 and ES947 non-LED models. The socket is equipped with a 5-pin XLRM output for both audio and control function. Its external contact closure capability enables control of remote devices, so user can easily trigger an external device (e.g., a camera or light) with the touch of the unit’s capacitance switch. The socket also features a lock switch that automatically engages the microphone upon insertion to securely hold it in place until the switch is manually released by user. The Red/Green LED ring is powered by the microphone’s phantom power, eliminating the need for an additional power source.


About Audio-Technica: 
Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, A-T now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use. 

Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more. A-T microphones are chosen for critical government installations such as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems are also selected for major broadcast music events, including the GRAMMY® Awards and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Audio-Technica products have provided seamless audio coverage and technical support in U.S. presidential debates since 1988. A-T mics also deliver versatile solutions at high-profile sports broadcasts, including World Cup Soccer, the Super Bowl, and the Commonwealth Games, as well as the Summer Games in Beijing (2008), Athens (2004), Sydney (2000), and Atlanta (1996), and the Winter Games in Vancouver (2010), Torino (2006) and Salt Lake City (2002).

With other operating companies in Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, Audio-Technica today is a global leader in its field, committed to providing superior performance and exceptional value for customers around the world.


For media queries, please contact:

Jermaine Koh
Marketing Executive

Audio-Technica (S.E.A) Pte Ltd
1 Ubi View, #01-14 Focus One,
Singapore 408555

Tel: +65 6749 5686
Fax: +65 6749 5689
Email: marketing@audio-technica.com.sg

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