Audio-Technica AT897 Line/Gradient Shotgun Microphone

Pick up clear sound at a distance with this 11" shotgun mic. Powered by an AA battery or phantom power, the Audio-Technica AT897 is ideal for shooting video.

Audio-Technica's AT897 is designed for field audio acquisition in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications. It mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and remains out of the frame even with compact digital cameras. This high-performance short shotgun offers outstanding long-distance audio pickup due to narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic.


- 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
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Element: fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
- Polar pattern: line + gradient
- Frequency response: 20-20,000 hz
- Low frequency roll-off: 80 hz, 18 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 / life: 0.4 ma / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
- Switch: flat, roll-off (recessed)
- Weight: 5.1 oz (145 g)
- Dimensions: 10.98" (279.0 mm) long, 0.83" (21.0 mm) diameter
- Output connector: integral 3-pin xlrm-type
- Accessories furnished: at8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; at8134 windscreen; battery; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; protective carrying case
- Audio-technica case style: SG2
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT897
Warehouse Resealed, USED
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT897

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 330-686-2600 x5000


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