What's in the Box:
- Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone
- AT8405 Stand Clamp
- AT8134 Windscreen
- AA Battery
- 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 Threaded Adapter
- Protective Carrying Case
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
Audio-Technica’s AT897 is designed for field audio acquisition in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications. It mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and remains out of the frame even with compact digital cameras. This high-performance short shotgun offers outstanding long-distance audio pickup due to narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic.
- Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition
- Short length (11") ensures mic stays out of the shot -- even when used with compact digital cameras
- Smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality
- Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup
- Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
- Switchable low-frequency roll-off
- Operates on battery or phantom power
- RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances
The AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is a short shotgun condenser microphone designed for audio capturing in video and broadcast applications. The microphone's unobtrusive length of 11.0" (279.40 mm) ensures that the microphone remains out of the frame when mounted on compact, consumer video cameras.
The microphone's narrow pick up pattern enhances signal reproduction when capturing audio at long range. Excellent off-axis sound rejection minimizes noise and ambiance, emphasizing the desired signal. A wide frequency response provides accurate sound reproduction of signals registering at various frequencies. A low-cut frequency switch eliminates noise and hum registering at the low frequency range. The microphone operates on a single 1.5V AA battery or 11 to 52V phantom power.
Short Lightweight Design
An unobtrusive length of 11.0" (279.40 mm) ensures that the microphone remains out of the frame when mounted on compact, consumer video cameras.
Excellent Noise Rejection
The microphone's narrow pick up pattern is desirable for capturing audio signals at long range. Excellent off-axis sound rejection minimizes noise and ambiance, emphasizing the desired signal.
Low Cut Filter Switch
A low-cut frequency switch eliminates noise and hum registering at the low frequency range.
|Operating Principle||Line Gradient|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||77 dB|
|Maximum SPL||129 dB SPL 1%|
|Sensitivity||-40 dB, re: 1 V/Pa|
|Power Requirements||11-52 V (Microphone can also be powered by a 1.5 AA/UM3 battery)|
|Low-Cut Filter||Yes, 12 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz|
|Output Connectors||3-Pin XLR|
|Operating Current Consumption||2.0 mA|
|Dynamic Range||112 dB|
|Length||10.98" (279 mm)|
|Diameter||0.83" (21 mm)|
|Weight||5.11 oz (145 g)|