Audio Technica AT897 Camera Microphone
Audio Technica AT897 Camera Microphone
$379.00

Audio-Technica

Audio Technica AT897 Camera Microphone

  • 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’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.

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

145g

Dimensions

279mm long, 21mm 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

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response

Stock is generally available from our supplier and will ship within 2-5 business days.

Found a better price at another store? We'll match it! Simply fill out this form and we will get back to you within 1 business day.

Description

  • 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’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.

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

145g

Dimensions

279mm long, 21mm 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

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response

Stock Availability

Stock is generally available from our supplier and will ship within 2-5 business days.

Price Match

Found a better price at another store? We'll match it! Simply fill out this form and we will get back to you within 1 business day.