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Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone

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You Pay: $195.97

The Audio-Technica AT898 lavalier microphone is designed to be mounted on, or hidden underneath clothing. It's slim low-profile design is ideal for broadcast and theatrical applications. The tailored frequency response accentuates the frequency response of vocals while minimizing low frequency noise. A low-frequency roll-off switch further minimizes noise due to hum, ambiance and proximity effect. The AT898 features a condenser element with a cardioid polar pattern. The cardioid pattern is effective in minimizing noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. The microphone includes the AT8537 phantom power supply module.

Low Profile Design
The slim, miniature profile of the AT898 is ideal for broadcast, video and performance applications.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing noise and off-axis audio that can cause feedback.
Tailored Frequency Response
The tailored frequency response minimizes low-frequency noise while accentuating the frequency range of vocals.
Low Frequency Roll-Off
A low frequency roll-off switch minimizes noise and low frequency audio caused by ambiance, proximity effect, etc.
Battery or Phantom Power
The included AT8537 power supply is capable of either phantom or battery power.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 200Hz to 15KHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Phantom: 100dB, 1KHz at Max SPL
Battery: 84dB, 1KHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 63dB, 1KHz at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level Phantom: 131dB SPL, 1KHz at 1% T.H.D.
Battery: 115dB SPL, 1KHz at 1% T.H.D.
Power Requirements 11-52VDC, 2 mA typical
Output Impedance Phantom: 200 ohms
Battery: 250 ohms
Output Connectors Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off 80Hz, 12dB/octave
Dimensions 0.92 x 0.21" (23 x 5.3mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight Microphone: 0.03 oz (0.9g)
Power Module: 3.6 oz (102g)
Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone
  • AT898 Lavalier Microphone
  • AT8537 Power Module
  • AT8439 Cable Clip
  • Clothing Clip Base
  • Viper Clip Base
  • Magnet Clip Base
  • Plate with Lanyard
  • 3 x Single Mic Holders
  • 2 x Double Mic Holders
  • 2 x Windscreens
  • Battery
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaAT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (6)
      • Home studio (3)
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      5.0

      Works GREAT!!!!

      By Cuzin Sean

      from Hayward, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

        I only had this lavalier for only a few weeks and have used it indoors and outdoors and it works great. I needed a lavalier at a low price but with a clear sound and this did the job! Just remember that since it is a Cardioid mic that you must put the mic on the chest. If you put this type of mic on the collar you will get a echo.

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        4.0

        AT898 is a Great Complement to AT899 and

        By Trumball

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

          I primarily use a Sennheiser MKH-416 boom, but, when I do go for the lav, I've had great performance from the AT899. But that is omnidirectional, so picked up the AT898 as another option. It won't give you what you get from the Sennheiser, but very close. Good/solid piece of kit. Worth the money. Use primarily for interviews.

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            4.0

            Good choice for interviews

            By Television Producer

            from Iowa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

              I use this type of microphone for multi-person interviews and it does a great job of isolating the voice of the person mic'd. It is more sensitive to popping than the AT899. But not enough for me to suggest avoiding it.

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              5.0

              Small With Great Sound

              By TV3

              from Indiana

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                We use these lavs in live television studio productions and they are great at isolating just the voice you want. They come with a great assortment of mounting clips, etc. We are very pleased with these fantastic little mics!

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                  5.0

                  This product is excellent..

                  By Yv

                  from Nairobi

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                    The fact that you can hide it,underneath clothing
                    which makes it useful if your were doing an interview.

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                    4.0

                    True-to-Life Sound and Ultra-Compact

                    By Rai Poquiz

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Interviews
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                      The only issue I have with this lav is how the mic clips (supplied) can only be attached to the very thin cable as opposed to the mic's body itself. I always feel like the cable is going to be detached from the microphone every time I remove the clips. If I could use only one of the many different types of clips that are included in the package, I would simply keep it attached to the cable and not have to worry about it, but unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to switch clips depending on the type of clothing that my interviewees are wearing. Other than that, I think this is an excellent lavalier.

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                      4.0

                      Excellent Lav mic

                      By Filthy

                      from Maui, HI

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                        Works great either with a mixer or plugged directly to the camera.
                        Very small - easy to hide under clothing.
                        Excellent sound quality.
                        Very directional. So be sure subject isn't moving around or constantly turning their head.
                        Includes great case w/ basic accessory kit.
                        Good quality windscreen and dead cat a must for outdoor use. Very sensitive to wind noise. But great once protected.

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                        4.0

                        NIce Mic

                        By pmurt

                        from washington, dc

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Simple Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

                          Comments about Audio-Technica AT898 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                          Small mic with really long cable. Hides well. The power unit is little long but not unmanageable.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          An accessory kit is a great way to provide backup parts for your system.

                          Audio-Technica -  Accessory Kit
                          • You Pay: $44.99
                           

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                          Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                          Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
                          • You Pay: $17.99
                           

                          Adapters

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                          Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

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                          Wind Protection

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                          Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

                          Audio-Technica -  Foam Windscreen for AT898 and AT899 - 3-Pack
                          • You Pay: $12.99
                           

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                          • You Pay: $8.95
                           

                          Microphone Clips

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                          Microphone Clips are often lost or broken out over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                          Audio-Technica -  Metal Lavalier Microphone Clip (Black)
                          • You Pay: $12.75
                           

                          Additional Hardware

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                          Additional hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

                          Garfield -  Hush Lav - Lavalier Quieting Sleeves for Miniature Lavalier Microphones (Pack of 15) (Black)
                          • You Pay: $12.30
                           
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