Audio Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica's AT897 is designed for field audio acquisition in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications. The short length ensures the mic stays out of shot!

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Audio Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

£194.17 ex VAT (£233.00 inc VAT)
RRP £194.17 ex VAT (£233.00 inc VAT)

Part No. N/AUD/AT897
Estimated Delivery 3 - 5 Days
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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.

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

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.

Dynamic Range: Phantom: 112 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL

Signal to Noise Ratio: 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Phantom Power Requiremens: 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 (145 g)

Dimensions: 10.98" (279.0 mm) long, 0.83" (21.0 mm) diameter

Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

Accessories: 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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