Audio-Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT897 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

  • Vendor:Audio-Technica
Availability: In Stock
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