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Audio-Technica BP898 Subminiature Cardioid Lavalier Microphone with Hirose cH-Style Connector & XLR/Power Module (Black)

BH #AUBP898 • MFR #BP898
Audio-Technica BP898 Subminiature Cardioid Lavalier Microphone with Hirose cH-Style Connector & XLR/Power Module (Black)
Key Features
  • For Broadcast, TV/Film, and Presentation
  • Cardioid for Less Background & Feedback
  • For cH-Style Audio-Technica Transmitters
  • Use Close to Talent for Enhanced Low End
The black Audio-Technica BP898 is a durable, subminiature, cardioid lavalier microphone engineered to be low-profile and visually discreet while providing clear, intelligible speech for presenters, on-camera personalities, worship leaders, and broadcasters. The mic delivers clear and intelligible speech, providing reliable performance for film/TV work, interviews, presentations, and events.
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Audio-Technica BP898 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compatible Transmitters and Equipment
  • 3Clear, Natural Speech for Interviews and Presentations
  • 4Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 5Durable Metal Construction
  • 6Subminiature Size with a Strong, Flexible Cable
  • 7Includes Two Foam Windscreens and Lapel Clip

The black Audio-Technica BP898 is a durable, subminiature, cardioid lavalier microphone engineered to be low-profile and visually discreet while providing clear, intelligible speech for presenters, on-camera personalities, worship leaders, and broadcasters. The mic delivers clear and intelligible speech, providing reliable performance for film/TV work, interviews, presentations, and events.

The BP898 can handle volume levels up to 140 dB SPL, while its cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture in front of the mic, picking up less sonic information from the sides and reducing background sound and feedback issues. The capsule's low-end frequency response increases as you position the mic closer to your subject's mouth, providing a 60 Hz to 17 kHz response at a distance of 4". This proximity effect enhances the speaker's voice, making the BP898 well suited for use in close-miking situations.

The mic features a 4.6' cable and is available with a variety of connector options to accommodate various wireless transmitters. Plug-in power from the transmitter is required for operation and this model features a locking Hirose cH-style connector wired for Audio-Technica transmitters. This configuration also includes the AT8545 adapter module, allowing you to plug the mic into a standard XLR input and power it via 11 to 52V phantom power. Two windscreens, a lapel clip, and a case are also supplied.

Compatible Transmitters and Equipment

  • Audio-Technica: Works with Audio-Technica transmitters equipped with a cH-style 4-pin Hirose connector, including the 3000 Series (4th generation), 5000 Series (3rd generation), 6000 Series, and future systems.
  • Includes phantom power / XLR adapter: This configuration of the BP898 also includes the AT8545 power module, which adapts the mic to connect to standard 3-pin XLR connections and allows it to operate on 11 to 52V phantom power—great for connecting to mixers and PA systems.

Clear, Natural Speech for Interviews and Presentations

The BP898 capsule provides accurate and intelligible reproduction of speech and vocals. The mic can handle input levels up to 140 dB without distortion.

Cardioid Polar Pattern

The directionality of the BP898 cardioid element has a pronounced proximity effect when used at close range, enhancing the user's voice. This low-frequency enhancement drops off when the microphone is used at a distance. If the mic needs to be used at a greater distance or a less focused pick up is desired, the BP899 with an omnidirectional capsule is recommended.

Durable Metal Construction

The microphone capsule is housed in a rugged metal structure to shield the electronic circuitry from external electromagnetic noise. The mic is RoHS compliant, free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances.

Subminiature Size with a Strong, Flexible Cable

The BP898's subminiature profile enables the microphone to be used on stage or on camera while remaining inconspicuous. The robust urethane elastomer cable resists abrasion and moisture and provides strength and flexibility. The signal line of the cable is made of a high-durability CuSn (copper and tin) alloy that greatly enhances corrosion resistance and increases longevity.

Includes Two Foam Windscreens and Lapel Clip

Each of the two windscreens features a plastic clasp that helps to secure the screen in place. The lapel clip provides 16 distinct angle adjustments for 360° positioning. A case is also included.
UPC: 042005209255

Audio-Technica BP898 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Polar PatternCardioid
IndicatorsNone
Power
Operating Current Consumption2 mA (Phantom Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
Construction MaterialMetal
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 4.2 x 1.6"

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