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Audio-Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone

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Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • High Sensitivity Requires Less Gain
  • Phantom Powered
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
With its smooth on-axis tone, great off-axis rejection, and straightforward operation, the Audio-Technica AT875R short shotgun microphone is well suited for budget-conscious indie films, TV shoots, nature recording, and documentary projects where simplicity and quality sound are prioritized.
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Audio-Technica AT875R Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quality Sound
  • 311 to 52 VDC Phantom Powered
  • 4Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 5Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

With its smooth on-axis tone, great off-axis rejection, and straightforward operation, the Audio-Technica AT875R short shotgun microphone is well suited for budget-conscious indie films, TV shoots, nature recording, and documentary projects where simplicity and quality sound are prioritized.

The AT875R's high sensitivity allows it to perform reliably with a variety of microphone preamp classes. Its full-spectrum frequency response utilizes a gentle increase in high frequencies to enhance intelligibility and compensate for loss in clarity resulting from wind protection.

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 AT875R to a mic stand, boompole, or camera-mount microphone holder.

Quality Sound

Being less than 7" long, the AT875R is equally at home on a boompole or atop a camera. It 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 AT875R far more effective at capturing distant sources than the omnidirectional mics found in most cameras. Its 90 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response naturally reduces problematic bass frequencies from common sources such as traffic rumble and wind noise.

11 to 52 VDC Phantom Powered

With a balanced 3-pin XLR output and support for 11 to 52 VDC phantom powering, the AT875R 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.

Ideal for Boompole Mounting

The AT875R includes a mic clip for easy placement on a mic stand or boompole. Alternatively, mount the AT875R in the Audio-Technica AT8415 shockmount (available separately) to impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole and the mic. The AT875R 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 AT875R 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 12 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 3, a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system.

Audio-Technica AT875R Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range90 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL127 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
>25 dB at 120°
>20 dB at 180°
Impedance100 Ohms
Sensitivity-30 dBV/Pa
Dynamic Range107 dB (Typical, 1 kHz, at Max SPL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio74 dB (1 kHz, at 1 Pa/94 dB SPL)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage11 to 52 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CasePouch
CertificationsRoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 6.89" / ø: 21 x L: 175 mm
Weight2.8 oz / 79 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.825 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.55 x 5.2 x 2.85"

Audio-Technica AT875R Reviews

Fantastic Sound

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-27

I'm an MKH416 guy, but this has paired wonderfully with the pre on our BMPCC 4k for fantastic location sound for interviews with barely any work in post.

great value

By Emily
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-17

This is an excellent mic for the budget and cost. Audio Technica delivers high quality sound--for this price it is a very good purchase and great value.

Fantastic Sound

By Hugh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-04

I am not an audio technician and admit I do not have the ear of a professional audiophile. However, I can attest to the fact that when I use this for video interviews, documentaries or narrative short movies, the audio is very rich, clear and professional sounding. I cannot detect hiss at all. They say sound is 90% of what you see onscreen and the audio from this mic really improves my visuals, if that makes sense. I find myself reaching for this mic before my Sennheiser ME66 and RODE M30. I bought two of these for two person interview setups and their directionality is fantastic. The sound seems to have a rich slightly bass effect which is pleasing to the ear.

Windscreen

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

Microphone Works great, wish the sponge windscreen went farther down the shaft of the mic.

Great mic for the price

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-19

This is my second AT875R, the first one is still going strong. I use one on my camera (c300miii) and wanted another one to use as a boom, or have the option to have two matching boom mics. They're versatile, easy to use, durable, small, light and have very respectable audio recording properties when paired with a decent pre-am or recorder. They're more forgiving than many as far as aiming them goes, but do decent job of rejecting what you don't want, they work well with most voices, produce very little of their own noise. Easily 95 percent as good as some very high end mic's for a very reasonable investment.

As easy as it gets

By Nicolas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-15

I use the Audio Technica 875R with a Tascam DR40 recorder for quick setups. The microphone uses phantom power, and it has no controls for adjustments. It is an easy to use, plug-and-go shotgun mic. It's a good all-purpose mic. I am satisfied with the sound; it's very good for a mic in this price range.

Amazing quality for a budget price

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Per the title of this review. Low noise floor, great ability to attenuate in post. Great microphone all around for those trying to ball' on a budget.

Good and affordable ambience mic

By Eunwoo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-06

I bought a pair as ambience mics for streaming church services. These work very well for that purpose and very affordable compared other mics for that same purpose.

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Date published: 2021-05-20

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Asked by: Michael
It works, I use it on mine. Just enable phantom power and set your levels.
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Date published: 2021-02-05

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What type of short cable is needed to connect it to a XLR female port on the camera? XLR male to XLR male?
Asked by: Brent
You need a normal short female XLR to male XLR cable. Female end of cable goes into mic (male.)
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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