Audio-Technica AT897
Shotgun Mic, Line + Gradient Condenser, 11", Battery or Phantom Powered, AT-897

OUR PART #  AT897


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.

NOTE: Picture shown is for illustrative purposes.  Mic stand and cord not included.

Audio-Technica AT897 Features:

  • 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

Audio-Technica AT897 Specifications:

  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Line + gradient
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Roll-off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: Phantom: -40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa; Battery: -41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: Phantom: 200 ohms; Battery: 300 ohms
  • Maximum Input Sound Level: Phantom: 129 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; Battery: 115 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dynamice Range (typical): Phantom: 112 dB, 1kHz at Max SPL; Battery: 98dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • Battery Type: 1.5V AA/UM3
  • Battery Current/Life: 0.4 mA/1200 hours typical (alkaline)
  • Switch: Flat, roll-off (recessed)
  • Weight: 5.1 oz
  • Dimensions: 10.98" long, 0.83 diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • Accessories Furnished: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8134 windscreen; battery; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; protective carrying case
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