The Audio Technica AT897 is a Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Operates on battery or phantom power.
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 acquisitionShort length (11") ensures mic stays out of the shoteven when used with compact digital camerasSmooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio qualityProvides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickupExcellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of micSwitchable low-frequency roll-offOperates on battery or phantom power
ELEMENT : Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenserPOLAR PATTERN : Line + gradientFREQUENCY RESPONSE : 20-20,000 HzLOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF : 80 Hz, 12 dB/octaveOPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY :- Phantom: -40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa- Battery: -41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 PaIMPEDANCE :- Phantom: 200 ohms- Battery: 300 ohmsMAXIMUM 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 (typical) :- Phantom: 112 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL- Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPLSIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO : 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 PaPHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS : 11-52V DC, 2 mA typicalBATTERY TYPE : 1.5V AA/UM3BATTERY 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) diameterOUTPUT CONNECTOR : Integral 3-pin XLRM-typeACCESSORIES FURNISHED : AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8134 windscreen; battery; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; protective carrying caseAUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE : SG2