AT897

Short Shotgun Microphone, 279mm

  • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition
  • Short length (11") ensures mic stays out of the shot
  • Smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality
  • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance pickup
  • Switchable low-frequency roll-off
  • Operates on battery or phantom power

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Product Features

  • Short (279mm) shotgun microphone
  • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition
  • Light and easily mounted on a video camera, allowing it to remain out of shot, even when used on compact digital cameras
  • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for outstanding long-distance sound pickup and excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
  • Switchable 80Hz low-cut filter with a 12dB octave slope to reduce the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise
  • Effective protection against interference related to mobile phones and other nearby unwanted radio frequency
  • Comes with a foam windscreen

AT897

short shotgun mic for easy positioning outside of the frame

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.

Audio-Technica's Line and Gradient Condenser Microphones combine a directional capsule ("gradient") and an interference tube which removes the sound from the rear. Generally, the interference tube of this type of microphone can be extended to reduce the acceptance angle and thus increase the sound capture distance. Short condenser microphones do not have as long a range as shotgun models, but in some cases are preferred for their greater acceptance angle, when the accuracy of the source is less important.

  • Short (279mm) shotgun microphone, designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition I
  • Light and easily mounted on a video camera, allowing it to remain out of shot, even when used on compact digital cameras
  • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for outstanding long-distance sound pickup and excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
  • Smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality
  • Switchable 80Hz low-cut filter with a 12dB octave slope to reduce the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise
  • Effective protection against interference related to mobile phones and other nearby unwanted radio frequency
  • Robust yet lightweight construction
  • Comes with a foam windscreen, a stand clampo, 2 O-rings and a carry case
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
 

“low cut filter”

The low-cut position reduces sensitivity to ambient low frequency noise such as traffic noise, ventilation, reverberation of the room or mechanical vibrations transmitted through the recording device.

“two powering options”

The AT897 short shotgun microphone can be powered in two ways allowing for maximum versatility. You can use it on a professional camera or recorder equipped with XLR inputs with phantom power, or by using a 1.5V AA battery (included) on any device equipped with XLR inputs.

“high intelligibility”

Suited for both boom & handheld use, it provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup, featuring excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic and switchable low-frequency roll-off. The AT897 guarantees you a very specific audio capture with high intelligibility.

 

battery / phantom power

Two power modes (battery or 48V phantom power) for increased versatility.

low-cut filter

Switchable low-cut filter for better isolation of unwanted noise.

line + gradient

The AT897 combines a directional capsule ("gradient") and an interference tube which removes the sound from the rear.

accessories

Comes with a stand clamp, a foam windscreen, a 1.5V AA battery, two O-rings and a carrying case.

AT897
Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Line + gradient
Frequency Response 20-20,000 hz
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.
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
Switches Flat, roll-off (recessed)
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 Requirements 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
Battery Type 1.5V AA/UM3
Battery Current/Life 0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
Weight 145 g (5.1 oz)
Dimensions 279.0 mm (10.98") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
Output Connector Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8134 windscreen; battery; protective carrying case

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AT897

Short Shotgun Microphone, 279mm

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AT897 Specification Sheet PDF 97 KB
AT897 Polar Pattern JPG 51 KB
AT897 Frequency Response JPG 46 KB
AT897 Declaration of Conformity PDF 53 KB

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