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Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone  (Open Box)
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Product# 270467
OVERVIEW

A great Lavalier that also excels for miking acoustic guitars.

The Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone clips on to provide crisp, full-sounding voice or instrument pickup. Mic operates on battery or phantom power. 6' cable to power module. The Audio-Technica AT831B has a cardioid pattern. 40Hz - 20kHz frequency response. On/off and roll-off switch.

Consumer Alert:

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at: www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

FEATURES
  • Clip-on Lavalier mic also excels in acoustic guitar applications
  • Provides crisp, full-sounding voice and instrument pickup
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
  • 6' cable permanently attached between mic and power module
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • 40Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -44dB (phantom), -45dB (battery)
  • Low frequency roll-off: 80Hz, 18dB per octave
  • Signal to noise ratio: 65dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
  • Includes foam windscreen, clothing clip, instrument adapter, power module, battery, and protective case

You can't do better for anywhere near this price. Order your AT831B today.

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Audio-TechnicaAT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

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5.0

Works Just Fine

By Dan Coy

from Atlanta

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Comments about Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone:

I use this on my Gitane DG-300 (gypsy jazz) acoustic guitar, it gets a full natural sound unlike other pickup systems and it's simple to install or remove as needed.
Pretty simple to operate; clip it on, use one AA battery or phantom power, select either flat response or low roll off.

 
4.0

Microphone sound quality is good. Pity about the cable.

By Phil H

from Merseyside, UK

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Unreliable

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    Comments about Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone:

    We use these mics in church. Sound is good but cable is quite delicate and soon strands of wire snap so that when the cable moves the sound crackles and bangs. Tight bends in the cable are unavoidable in use. Doubt this is covered by the two year guarantee. We use these because they are best value. More expensive mics have the same poor cable. A stiffer cable would make all the difference.

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    • House of Worship
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    • Over a year
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    4.0

    Good microphone but could use more mounting options

    By Listener

    from S. E. Pennsylvania

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    • Instrument

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone:

        I bought this microphone to use on acoustic guitar. The included sound hole mount works and the adjustment allows for some limited tonal adjustments. Audio-Technica should consider offering additional instrument mounts for this quality microphone such as the 4099G mount offered by DPA that positions the microphone over the fretboard of the guitar for more natural sound. I prototyped an alternative such mount and the results are encouraging.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Intermediate
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        • Studio
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        • Up to a year
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        4.0

        This product has great features

        By toto55

        from Budapest, Hungary

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            Comments about Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone:

            Pros: veil-free sound, good space imaging
            Cons: slight high-pitched voice absence and few glitter.
            Good value for money.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Novice
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Live Sound
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            • Over a year
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            5.0

            Flawless

            By Tom

            from Houston

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • No Battery Light
            • No On-off Light

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone:

            I use them for a national TV show. They perform as good as anything out there. Jusy change the battery every so often.

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            5.0

            Great Microphone

            By zsmke2OV6

            from METTER, GA

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphone:

            Great microphone, especially for acoustic guitar. Wish that adaptor clips for mandolin and violin could be easily found. Bought this things several years ago and I am still looking.

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