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Audio-Technica AT897 Line-Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone

$315.89 $301.87SAVE $14.02

$301.87 (excl. GST) $323.00 (incl. GST)


  • 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

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Audio-Technica AT897 Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone Product Description


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.

Product Feature

  • 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

Product Specification


Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern: Line + gradient
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 hz
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
Impedance 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.
Low Frequency Roll Off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
Switches: Flat, roll-off (recessed)
Dynamic Range 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)
Weight: 145 g (5.1 oz)
Dimensions: 279.0 mm (10.98") long, 21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories Included: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8134 windscreen; battery; protective carrying case

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Audio-Technica AT897 Line-Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone

$315.89 $301.87