Audio-Technica AT897 Condenser Shotgun Microphone for Broadcast Video & Film

ITEM #: AT897 MFG #: AT897

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    AT897 - Overview

    The Audio-Technica AT897 has been designed for field audio acquisition in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications. It mounts conveniently on a professional style 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.

    Did You Know?
    Many top record producers, when recording vocals, will use a dynamic mic for up close vocals and a heavily compressed shotgun mic about five feet away. It's true! The dynamic mic not only captures part of the final sound, but is also useful for giving the artist something to focus on, keeping a fairly consistent position relative to the shotgun mic. Have a shotgun mic on hand for your next vocal could be the goldmine you've been seeking!

    • 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
    • Specifications:

      • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
      • Polar Pattern: Line + gradient
      • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000Hz
      • Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80Hz, 12dB/octave
      • Open Circuit Sensitivity: Phantom: -40dB (10.0mV) re 1V @ 1Pa; Battery: -41dB (8.9mV) re 1V @ 1Pa
      • Impedance: Phantom: 200Ω; Battery: 300Ω
      • Maximum Input Sound Level: Phantom: 129dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% T.H.D.; Battery: 115dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% T.H.D.
      • Dynamic Range (typical): Phantom: 112dB, 1kHz @ Max SPL; Battery: 98dB, 1kHz @ Max SPL
      • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 77dB, 1kHz @ 1Pa
      • Phantom Power Requirements: 11 - 52V DC, 2mA typical
      • Battery Type: 1.5V AA/UM3
      • Battery Current/Life: 0.4mA/1200 hours typical (alkaline)
      • Switch: Flat, roll-off (recessed)
      • Weight: 5.1oz
      • Dimensions: 10.98" long, 0.83" diameter
      • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
      • Audio-Technica Case Style: SG2
    • Item Includes:

      • AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands
      • AT8134 windscreen
      • 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter
      • Battery
      • Protective carrying case
    • Warranty:

      • 5 Year Limited End-User
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