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Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone Kit with Shockmount and XLR to 3.5mm Cable

BH #AUAT897K2 (B&H Kit)
Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone Kit with Shockmount and XLR to 3.5mm Cable
Key Features
  • For Indie Films & Video Production
  • AT897 Shotgun Microphone
  • Shoe/Pole Shockmount & XLR to 3.5mm Cord
  • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
Designed to provide the basic accessories for shock-mounting a shotgun microphone atop a camera, this B&H Kit features the Audio-Technica AT897 shotgun microphone, a shoe/pole shockmount, and a short XLR to 3.5mm cable for easy hookup to a camera's mic input.
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Audio-Technica AT897 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 4Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5')

Designed to provide the basic accessories for shock-mounting a shotgun microphone atop a camera, this B&H Kit features the Audio-Technica AT897 shotgun microphone, a shoe/pole shockmount, and a short XLR to 3.5mm cable for easy hookup to a camera's mic input.

The kit addresses the needs of videographers who prefer a flexible and cost-effective shotgun microphone that provides smooth, natural audio reproduction, switchable low-cut filtering, and low handling noise. With its XLR output and dual powering modes (phantom power or a single AA battery), the AT897 mic is well suited for use with mirrorless cameras and DSLRs as well as professional camcorders, portable audio recorders, multitrack field recorders, and compact mixer adapters.

Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone

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

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount 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 handgrips.

UPC: 847628562776

Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5')

The Kopul LMT100 cable simply enables a microphone or mic-level device to be input into a high-impedance 3.5mm mini input found on DSLRs, camcorders, and other devices. It is 1.5' long and has a 3-pin XLR female connector on one end and a standard 3.5mm mini plug on the other. It is designed for use with mono microphones.

Matches low-impedance XLR output to high-impedance 1/8" (3.5mm) audio input
Ideal for plugging professional XLR microphones into DSLRs, camcorders, and other devices with a 1/8˝ microphone input
For use with battery-powered and dynamic microphones
Designed for a mono source, but will split the signal to both channels of a stereo device
UPC: 847628562615

Audio-Technica AT897 Shotgun Microphone 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
Gain 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 (Included)
Approximate Battery Life1200 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseHard Case
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"

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 3.4 x 2.6"

Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5') Specs

ConnectorsXLR to 1/8" (3.5 mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 5.05 x 0.75"

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