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Audio-Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone, 20Hz to 20kHz Frequency Response, 200 ohms Phantom Impedance

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Product Highlights

  • Smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality
  • Switchable low-frequency roll-off
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
  • Made For Universal
  • Shotgun Mic
Audio-Technica AT897: Picture 1 regular $249.00

About Audio-Technica AT897

The Audio-Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone is 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 Features

  • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition
  • Short length (11") ensures mic stays out of the shot -- even when used with compact digital cameras
  • Smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality
  • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup
  • Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
  • Switchable low-frequency roll-off
  • Operates on battery or phantom power
  • RoHS compliant-free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

Audio-Technica AT897 Specifications

Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern
Line + gradient
Frequency Response
20-20000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll-Off
80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity
Phantom: -40 dB (10.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Battery: -41 dB (8.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Phantom: 200 ohms
Battery: 300 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level
Phantom: 129 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Battery: 115 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Dynamic Range (Typical)
Phantom: 112 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-To-Noise Ratio
77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements
11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
Battery Type
1.5V AA/UM3
Battery Current Type
0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
Flat, roll-off (recessed)
Output Connector
Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Dimensions (LxDia)
10.98x0.83"/ 27.88x2.10cm
5.1 oz (145 g)
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What a great mic!


I'm a film guy through and through. I know that audio is half the picture, but there's only so much one can wrap their head around. Thankfully this mic makes it easy for me. Great mic at a great price.

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