Cardioid Condenser Rigid-Pipe Microphone

$795 + shipping (includes gst)

The ES905CL is designed for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television and other demanding sound pickup applications. Its rigid-pipe design with ball-in-socket base permits flexible positioning, while its durable metal base mounts to a table, desk or podium with included hardware. The attached wire mesh windscreen with internal pop protection effectively reduces noise from P-pops, wind, and ventilation air currents. The microphone offers unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference thanks to UniGuard® innovations. The ES905CL also offers an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep® filter that reduces pickup of low-frequency ambient noise. The microphone’s low-profile element provides a uniform cardioid polar pattern with a 120º acceptance angle. Power module included.

  • Designed for high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and broadcasting
  • Low-profile element provides uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120º acceptance angle
  • Rigid-pipe design with ball-in-socket base permits flexible positioning
  • Sturdy metal base mounts to table, desk or podium with included hardware
  • Superior off-axis rejection for maximum gain before feedback
  • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power
  • UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • Integral UniSteep® filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality
  • RoHS compliant

Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser

Polar Pattern


Frequency Response

60-20,000 Hz

Low Frequency Roll-Off

80 Hz, 18 dB/octave

Open Circuit Sensitivity

–38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa


250 ohms

Maximum Input Sound Level

138 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

Dynamic Range (Typical)

111 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

67 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Phantom Power Requirements

11-52V DC, 2 mA typical

Weight (Microphone)

330 g (11.6 oz)

Weight (Power Module)

81 g (2.9 oz)

Dimensions (Microphone)

523.4 mm (20.61″) long 
24.6 mm (0.97″) head diameter

Dimensions (Power Module)

92.9 mm (3.66″) long, 
18.9 mm (0.74″) diameter

Output Connector (Power Module)

Integral 3-pin XLRM-type


2.9 m (9.5′) long, (permanently attached to microphone) 3.2 mm (0.13″) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable terminated with TA3F-type connector

Optional Interchangeable Elements

ESE-H hypercardioid (100°); 
ESE-O omnidirectional (360°)

Accessories Furnished

AT8538 power module; (3) #8 x 1″ black oxide wood screws for microphone mount

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
ES905/CL Spec Sheet (PDF) Download
ES905/CL Submittal Sheet (PDF) Download

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