Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone

BH #AUAT897 • MFR #AT897
Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films & Video Production
  • Ideal for High-Gain Preamps
  • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Selectable 80 Hz Low-Cut Filter
Well suited for indie films, nature recording, and documentary projects, the Audio-Technica AT897 shotgun microphone features smooth on-axis tone and great off-axis sound rejection while its housing remains short enough for camera-mounted operation. Plus, it can be operated via phantom power or a battery for flexible compatibility.
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Audio-Technica AT897 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quality Sound
  • 3Bass Roll-Off
  • 4Battery or Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Well suited for indie films, nature recording, and documentary projects, the Audio-Technica AT897 shotgun microphone features smooth on-axis tone and great off-axis sound rejection while its housing remains short enough for camera-mounted operation. Plus, it can be operated via phantom power or a battery for flexible compatibility.

The AT897's moderate sensitivity delivers optimal performance when paired with high-gain, low-noise microphone preamps. With a selectable low-cut filter at 80 Hz, the AT897 is capable of delivering clear sound while attenuating rumble and bass buildup. Plus, its full-spectrum frequency response utilizes a gentle increase in high frequencies to enhance intelligibility.

The durable housing ensures rugged dependability while maintaining a light weight that won't burden your boompole or camera, and the included accessories accommodate mounting the AT897 to a mic stand, boompole, or camera-mount microphone holder.

Quality Sound

The 11" long AT897 uses an interference tube and a supercardioid polar pattern to yield focused on-axis directionality while attenuating rear-entry sound and rejecting sound at the sides. This makes the AT897 far more effective at capturing distant sources than the omnidirectional mics found in most cameras.

Bass Roll-Off

The high-pass filter can be set to flat or 80 Hz to roll off low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.

Battery or Phantom Powered

Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 11 to 52 VDC phantom powering, the AT897 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras. When using devices that don't offer phantom power, the AT897 may be powered by a single AA battery (included).

Ideal for Boompole Mounting

The AT897 includes a mic clip for easy placement on a mic stand or boompole. Alternatively, mount the AT897 in the Audio-Technica AT8415 shockmount (available separately) to impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole and the mic. The AT897 also includes two rubber O-rings that expand the microphone's diameter to fit the larger mic holders found on many high-end cameras.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The AT897 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. Enhanced attenuation of wind noise is possible with the addition of an optional windshield such as the Rycote 15 cm Super-Softie, which also provides high immunity to rain.

For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the separately available Rycote Windshield Kit 4, a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system.
UPC: 042005132409

Audio-Technica AT897 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter80 Hz, 18 dB/Octave
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL (Phantom Power, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
115 dB SPL (Battery Power, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection>5 dB at 60°
>20 dB at 120°
20 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms (Phantom Power)
300 Ohms (Battery Power)
Sensitivity-40 dBV/Pa (Phantom Power, Open Circuit Voltage)
-41 dBV/Pa (Battery Power, Open Circuit Voltage)
Dynamic Range112 dB (Phantom Power, 1 kHz, at Max SPL)
98 dB (Battery Power, 1 kHz, at Max SPL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio77 dB (1 kHz)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage11 to 52 V
Operating Current Consumption2.0 mA (Phantom Power)
0.4 mA (Battery Power)
Battery Type1 x AA
Approximate Battery Life1200 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip (with Included Hardware)
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 10.98" / ø: 21 x L: 279 mm
Weight5.11 oz / 145 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.65 x 4.6 x 2.45"
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