Audio-Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

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R 4,795.00
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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
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Line Gradient
Transducer Condenser
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 77 dB 
Maximum SPL 129 dB SPL
THD 1%
Impedance 200 Ohms
Sensitivity -40 dB
Low-Cut Filter 18 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
Dynamic Range 112 dB
Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
Battery Type 1 x AA
Operating Current Consumption 2.0 mA
Operating Voltage 11 to 52 V
Length 10.98" / 279 mm
Diameter 0.83" / 21 mm
Weight 5.11 oz / 145 g

Shipment processing time

  • All orders are processed within 2-3 business days.
  • Real-time order tracking information will be sent via SMS and EMAIL once your order has been successfully processed and captured.
  • Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
  • Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

Shipment method

Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.