The Audio Technica AT898 is a subminiature clip-on/lavalier condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. It is designed to provide accurate reproduction for vocalists, lecturers, stage and television talent, and houses of worship. The microphone is intended to be worn on the clothing or hidden in props for excellent yet unobtrusive sound pickup. The wide-range capability of the microphone ensures clean, accurate reproduction with high intelligibility for speakers, presenters and other performers. Its small size makes it ideal for use in applications where minimum visibility is required. The microphone requires 11V to 52V phantom power or a1.5V AA battery for operation. A battery need not be in place for phantom power operation. The microphone's cardioid polar pattern provides a 120° angle of acceptance. The microphone includes a 3 m (9.8') permanently attached miniature cable. Its free end connects to the provided AT8537 power module via TA3F-type connector. The output of the power module is a 3-pin XLRM type connector. A recessed switch in the power module permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The microphone comes equipped with a power module, a cable clip, a clothing clip base, a viper clip base, a magnet clip base and plate with lanyard, three single mic holders, two double mic holders, two windscreens and a battery. A protective carrying case is also included. The microphone has a low-reflectance black finish.
Maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for vocalists, lecturers, stage and television talent, and houses of worship
Low-profile design (a mere 5 mm in diameter) is ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility
Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
Offers the convenience of battery or phantom power operation
Rugged design and construction for reliable performance
Switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter minimizes pickup of undesired low-frequency sounds
Also available in wireless models (without power module) terminated for use with all Audio-Technica UniPak wireless systems and many other manufacturers' wireless systems.
Wireless Models Description:
The microphone is also available in a variety of wireless models, including the AT898cW. The AT898cW includes a 1.4 m (55") permanently attached miniature cable terminated with a locking 4 pin connector for use with Audio-Technica UniPak body-pack transmitters. Models are also available in a variety of terminations for use with many other manufacturers' wireless systems. No power module or battery is included (or required) with the wireless models. The wireless models' dimensions, polar pattern and included accessories are otherwise identical to those of the AT898.
The AT898cW is also available unterminated as the AT898c.
AT898cW Terminated with locking 4-pin connector for use with Audio-Technica UniPak body-pack transmitters.
AT898cL4 Terminated for Sennheiser wireless systems using Lemo
AT898cT4 Terminated for Shure wireless systems using TA4F-type
AT898cT5 Terminated for Lectrosonics wireless systems using TA5F-type connector.