BP893cW MicroEarset

Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone

MSRP* US$359.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview

    BP893 Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone, less power module. 1.4 m (55") permanently attached miniature cable terminated with locking 4-pin connector for use with Audio-Technica UniPak® body-pack wireless transmitters. Includes AT8440 cable clip, two AT8157 windscreens, two AT8156 element covers, a moisture guard, and a carrying case. See BP893c for specifications.

  • Features


    • Outstanding clarity and intelligibility

    • Lightweight, ergonomic design

    • Extremely unobtrusive, 1-inch flexible boom

    • Secure over-the-ear placement

    • Extended frequency response for natural vocal reproduction

    • Available in black and beige, wired and wireless models; See BP893 for more details
    • Reviews

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      2.0

      Feedback problems.

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      from Louisiana

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact

      Cons

      • Difficult To Set Up
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica BP893cW MicroEarset Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone:

        A local audio vendor recommended these mics, and I have spent a year trying to make them work for my theater application. I work for a school that has a stage in a gymnasium (rubber floor, acoustic tile ceiling, carpet panels on walls, but still not an optimal theater venue). However it is not hard to produce satisfactory vocal and music amplification with a typical handheld mic.

        As many have complained, these compact short boom mics are a feedback nightmare. I have seen AT responses that the mics are well designed and that the venue acoustics just aren't setup properly if feedback is a problem. That may very well be the case, but I'd like to see the Utopian acoustical venue where these mics don't have any problems. With the boom being so far up on the side of the performer's head, the best sound I can achieve is a muffled voice that isn't quite loud enough. I have to feather the gain, and I am constantly flirting with feedback. I have tried EQ, different speaker placement and directions, speaking more loudly, and I just can't make them work to my satisfaction. I get that an inconspicuous mic is desirable in theater (and I have seen mics in performer's hair above the forehead hairline before), but I just don't see any replacement for having a mic closer to the corner of the mouth to get a good full spectrum reproduction of a person's voice. Maybe there are expert audio engineers that have found the perfect speaker placement and adjustments to amplify a professional actor's already boisterous voice, but if I could do it all over, I would have requested something more like the BP892c. Why not add just 2-3 inches to the boom of the mic to save everyone all the headaches?

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Theater
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Intermediate
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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        • Q:

          Custom wiring for EV TA4F

          I just received this model unterminated and am having difficulty finding anyone who can solder this since the wires are so small. Would you have any tips on doing this?
          Asked on 2/10/2012 by BrianK

          1 answer

          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend using this microphone with an EV wireless system. We have not tested this configuration.

            Answered on 2/14/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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