Flush-mount Microphone Socket


  • Flush-mount microphone socket for the ES945/ES947 or any phantom-powered gooseneck with a 3-pin XLRM-type output and a base diameter no greater than 21mm
  • Mounts unobtrusively in tabletops
  • Touch-sensitive on/off control from built-in capacitance switch
  • Integral, phantom-powered, Red/Green LED indicator ring
  • Operates on 20-52V DC phantom power
  • 3-pin XLRF-type connector for microphone, 3-pin XLRM-type connector for output
  • Lock tab in socket case automatically locks microphone in place, holding it there until tab is manually released by user
  • Isolators provide mechanical dampening of mounting-surface vibration
  • Low-profile design with low-reflectance black finish for minimum visibility

    The AT8656/LED flush-mount microphone socket features a capacitive-type touch-sensitive switch, Red/Green LED indicator ring, touch-on/touch-off switch and a lock tab to hold microphone in place. The socket is equipped with a three-pin XLRF-type in, and a three-pin XLRM-type output connector.

    The AT8656/LED requires 20-52V DC phantom power for operation. The electronics in the socket take up to 30 seconds to stabilize after power is applied; during this start-up period, some sonic disturbances may be heard upon switching if the system is "live."

    The lock tab, located in the socket case, automatically engages when microphone is inserted, securely holding it in place until tab is manually released by user.

    The output of the socket is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector.

    Isolators are included with the unit for mechanical isolation from the mounting surface. A retaining ring is also included for use with gooseneck microphones. The socket is enclosed in a heavy-duty die-cast case. The low-profile housing has a low-reflectance black finish.

  • AT8656/LED Specification

    Frequency Response
    50 ~ 20,000 Hz
    Mute Attenuation
    < 50 dB at 1kHz/Pa
    LED Indicators
    Green when mic on; Red when mic off
    Phantom Power Requirements
    20-52V DC, 4.5 mA typical
    Touch-sensitive control : toggle (mute on power up)
    188 g
    139.3 mm long, 55.0 mm maximum width
    Input Connections
    3-pin XLRF-type
    Output Connector
    3-pin XLRM-type
    Accessories Furnished
    One pair isolators, one set metal retainer ring


    audio technica support AT8656_LED.pdf - User Manual