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Audio Technica AT897 Short shotgun microphone

Audio Technica AT897 Short shotgun mic - optional windshields

  • 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

  • Switched low-frequency roll-off

  • Battery or phantom power

  • RoHS compliant - free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

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RRP: £237.60

Our Price: £198.00

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Product Description


The AT897 is designed for field audio capture in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications.

It mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder, and stays out of the shot 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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Condition New
Manufacturer Audio Technica
Microphone Genre Wired
Application Speech, Recording, Broadcast
Microphone Type Condenser
Microphone Style Rifle
Pick up / Polar pattern Shotgun
Phantom Power Requirements 11 - 52V DC
Dynamic range Phantom: 112 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Output connector type XLR
Maximum sound pressure level Phantom: 129 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. Battery: 115 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dimensions mm (Largest) 279mm
Weight (g) 145g
Switches roll-off
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
Market Sector Theatre, Education, Recording Studio, A/V Corporate

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