The Audio Technica Pro 49Q is designed to be an affordable solution for anyone who needs a great sounding podium microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern. The Pro49Q easily plugs into any standard XLR female connector, making installation a snap. Dont be surprised by the affordable price point, Audio Technica has built one heck of a great gooseneck microphone in the form of the Pro 49Q. The overall length of the Pro 49Q is 13.07 inches, while a longer, 16.46 inch version is available as the Audio Technica Pro 49QL. If your church or school needs a superior sounding gooseneck microphone without breaking the budget, go for the Pro49Q, you will NOT be disappointed!