Audio-Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone
Short enough for even compact digital cameras.
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. Requires phantom power.
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
Excellent for remote recording applications. Order today.
AT897 Line + Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone
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 (6.3 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Battery: —41 dB (5.6 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
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 (typical):
Phantom: 112 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-noise ratio: 77 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1 Pa;
Phantom power requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
Battery Type: 1.5V AA/UM3
Battery Current/Life: 0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)