Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT897 - Shotgun Microphone Kit

Audio-Technica AT897 - Shotgun Microphone Kit

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  • Right Angled XLR Cable
  • Universal Shock Mount

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  • 1Description

This Audio Technica AT897 shotgun microphone kit is available exclusively through B&H. The kit consists of the Audio Technica AT897 shotgun microphone, shockmount and right angled XLR cable for connecting to balanced inputs on professional video gear, portable recorders, field mixers, etc.

The Audio Technica AT897 is a short shotgun condenser microphone designed for audio capturing in video and broadcast applications. The microphone's unobtrusive length of 11" (279.40mm) 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 11V - 52V phantom power.

  • Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone

    The AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is a short shotgun condenser microphone that has a low-cut filter and operates on battery or phantom power. It can be used to capture audio in various indoor or outdoor environments for film, broadcast TV, and other video applications.

    The microphone's short length of eleven inches ensures it remains out of the camera frame, when mounted on a compact consumer video camera. When capturing audio at long range, the microphone's narrow pickup pattern enhances signal reproduction, off-axis sound rejection, and minimizes noise and ambiance, which delivers a natural sound.

    In addition, a built-in low-cut frequency switch helps to eliminate noise and hum registering in the low-frequency range. This microphone operates on a single 1.5V AA battery or 11 to 52V phantom power, and terminates with a 3-pin XLR connector. It includes a AT8405a stand clamp, a AT8134 foam windscreen, battery, a 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter, and a protective carrying case.

    Short Lightweight Design
    An unobtrusive length of 11.0" (279.40 mm) ensures that the microphone remains out of the frame when mounted on a compact consumer video camera.
    Excellent Noise Rejection
    The microphone's narrow pickup pattern is desirable for capturing audio signals at long range. Its 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
  • 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
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone
    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Line Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 77 dB 
    Maximum SPL 129 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity -40 dB
    Low-Cut Filter 18 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Dynamic Range 112 dB
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    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Battery Type 1 x AA
    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 mA
    Operating Voltage 11 to 52 V
    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"
  • 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"

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