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Audio Technica - AT897

Audio Technica - AT897
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Product Code: AT897
Sales SKU: AT 897
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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 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


Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser

Polar Pattern

Line + gradient

Frequency Response

20-20,000 Hz

Low Frequency Response Roll-Off

80 Hz, 12 dB/octave

Open Circuit Sensitivty

Phantom: -40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa, Battery: -41 dB (8.9 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


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)


Flat, roll-off (recessed)


5.1 oz (145 g)


10.98" (279.0 mm) long, 0.83" (21.0 mm) diameter

Output Connector

Integral 3-pin XLRM-type

Accessories Furnished

AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8134 windscreen; battery; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; protective carrying case

Audio Technica Case Style


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