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Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT-897 - Shotgun Microphone Basic Kit

Audio-Technica AT-897 - Shotgun Microphone Basic Kit

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Audio-Technica AT-897 - Shotgun Microphone Basic Kit

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  • Includes: AT-897 Shotgun Microphone
  • Universal Shock Mount
  • WSS-2014 Professional Windshield
  • Boompole and Bag
  • Right Angled XLR Cables
  • Universal Hand Grip
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Overview
  • 1Description

Available exclusively through B&H, the Basic Shotgun Microphone Kits are designed to eliminate the guess work in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers quality and reliability while remaining cost effective. All Basic Shotgun kits are configured to deliver exceptional performance and satisfy the demands of semiprofessional and professional field audio engineers. The basic kits are an all-in-one solution for event videos, budget film work, budget broadcasting, Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and field production applications.

The Audio-Technica AT-897 is the featured shotgun microphone in this kit. As standard in all Basic Kits, a universal shockmount, cabled boom pole, a windscreen, a universal hand grip, boompole case, and short and long right-angled XLR cables are all included to provide the user with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film and field production applications.

  • Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone

    The AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is a short shotgun condenser microphone designed for audio capturing in video and broadcast applications. The microphone's unobtrusive length of 11.0" (279.40 mm) ensures that the microphone remains out of the frame when mounted on compact, consumer video cameras.

    The microphone's narrow pick up pattern enhances signal reproduction when capturing audio at long range. Excellent off-axis sound rejection minimizes noise and ambiance, emphasizing the desired signal. A wide frequency response provides accurate sound reproduction of signals registering at various frequencies. A low-cut frequency switch eliminates noise and hum registering at the low frequency range. The microphone operates on a single 1.5V AA battery or 11 to 52V phantom power.

    Short Lightweight Design
    An unobtrusive length of 11.0" (279.40 mm) ensures that the microphone remains out of the frame when mounted on compact, consumer video cameras.
    Excellent Noise Rejection
    The microphone's narrow pick up pattern is desirable for capturing audio signals at long range. Excellent off-axis sound rejection minimizes noise and ambiance, emphasizing the desired signal.
    Low Cut Filter Switch
    A low-cut frequency switch eliminates noise and hum registering at the low frequency range.
    UPC: 042005132409
  • Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

    The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.

    UPC: 847628562776
  • Auray WSS-2014 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (14cm)

    The Auray WSS Series Professional Windshields deliver superior 360° wind protection with acoustic transparency. They are engineered for dramatic reduction of unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with very little high frequency loss, for exceptionally accurate recordings.

    This WSS-2014 Professional Windshield has an inside depth of 14cm and is designed for use with many shotgun microphones. It features a specially manufactured open-cell foam matrix surrounded by a layer of 25mm-thick simulated rabbit fur. This diffusion technology lowers wind velocity in a controlled air space around the microphone, thereby reducing wind noise without muffling the sound. It also features an airtight tapered rubber base that seals out wind from the rear of the microphone, greatly improving isolation and rear wind protection.

    When used on a shotgun microphone, this slip-on windshield is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to strong breeze conditions (4-25 mph) and users can generally expect a 24dB to 40dB reduction in wind noise with negligible dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the negligible high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the dramatic wind noise reduction.

    In addition to superior 360° wind protection, the WSS-2014 helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreen is designed to fit microphones from Audio-Technica, Neumann, Røde, Sanken, Sennheiser and others.

    The WSS-2014 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones is an advanced solution for outstanding wind protection with acoustic transparency.

    Fits these and other similar sized microphones:
    Audio-Technica AT 835ST (BP4029), AT 897
    Neumann KMR 81i
    Panasonic WM-L30
    Røde NTG-1, NTG-2, VideoMic
    Sanken CS 1, CS 2
    Sennheiser MKH-60
    Sony DXC-637, DXC-D30P
    UPC: 847628552692
  • Auray ABP-47B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable (7')

    The ABP-47B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable from Auray is designed to accommodate Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Electronic Field Production (EFP), documentary, and other field recording applications. Adjustable from 2 to 7', it allows you to place a microphone in close proximity to the subject, while remaining at a distance and out of the frame.

    Auray ABP poles are manufactured with sturdy lightweight aluminum ensuring portability and reliability. Ergonomic twist locks along with anti-twist alignment make length adjustment effortless, and smooth telescoping is assured even in the most challenging conditions in the field.

    The high-quality coiled cable features an XLR connector and an XLR insert connector that provide secure connections and excellent signal transfer. This cable also features a unique strain relief system that absorbs tension, secures the cable, and protects the cable from damage at the edge of the tip exit.

    Coiled XLR Cable
    The integrated coiled XLR cable smoothly extends and retracts with the telescoping tubes
    Rean XLR Connector
    Rean XLR connector manufactured by Rean, a trademark of Neutrik
    Versatile
    The ABP boom poles are Ideal for distance microphone placement during ENG and EFP recording projects
    Sturdy and Lightweight
    Each boom pole is manufactured with sturdy lightweight aluminum for portability and reliability
    Smooth Telescoping
    The ABP boom pole allows for smooth telescoping for easy expansion and length adjustment even in extreme conditions during road use
    Twist Locks
    The ergonomic twist locks are comfortable to grip and facilitate fast and effortless length adjustment
    Removable Tip
    Custom removable tip and drop-through design for replacing the coiled XLR cable fast and easy, without the need of any special tools
    UPC: 847628571242
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
    UPC: 847628558298
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
    UPC: 847628558229
  • Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

    The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.

    UPC: 847628562790
  • Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

    The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.

    In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.

    UPC: 847628562738
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Specifications
  • Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone
    Operating Principle Line Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 77 dB 
    Maximum SPL 129 dB SPL 1%
    Impedance 200 ohms
    Sensitivity -40 dB, re: 1 V/Pa
    Power Requirements 11-52 V

    Microphone can also be powered by a 1.5 AA/UM3 battery. Please see attached PDF for microphone specifications when powered using battery.

    Low-Cut Filter Yes, 12 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 mA
    Dynamic Range 112 dB
    General
    Length 10.98" (279 mm)
    Diameter 0.83" (21 mm)
    Weight 5.11 oz (145 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 4.5 x 2.5"
  • Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 3.2 x 2.6"
  • Auray WSS-2014 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (14cm)
    Inside Depth 5.5" (14 cm)
    Inside Diameter .75 - .9" (19 - 23 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 4.1 x 3.2"
  • Auray ABP-47B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable (7')
    Sections 4
    Minimum Length 2.3' (0.7 m)
    Maximum Length 7.3' (2.2 m)
    Weight 1.45 lb. (0.66 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 2.8 x 1.5"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black
    Cable Type 3-Pin XLR balanced microphone cable
    Length 20' (6.1 m)
    Shielding 95% Dual-Spiral Shielding
    Gauge 24 AWG
    Contacts Silver
    Connector 1 XLR Male
    Connector 2 XLR Angled Female
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 3.2 x 2.6"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
    Cable Type 3-Pin XLR balanced microphone cable
    Length 1.5' (0.45 m)
    Shielding 95% Dual-Spiral Shielding
    Gauge 24 AWG
    Contacts Silver
    Connector 1 XLR Male
    Connector 2 XLR Angled Female
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 3.1 x 0.9"
  • Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
    Material Neoprene
    Type of Closure Zipper with protective lining
    Dimensions (LxWxD) 39.0 x 6.0 x 2.0" (100.0 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
    Weight 15 oz (454 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 7.8 x 1.0"
  • Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 2.8 x 1.7"

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