AT8538

Power Module

MSRP* US$99.00
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

    Power module only for AT831R, U853R(W), U853R(W)U, U857R(L), U857R(L)U.
    Phantom power only in-line power module, with bass roll-off, input on TA3M, output on integral XLRM 3-pin. Furnished with U853R, U857R, PRO35.
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    • Q:

      What is the purpose of the recessed tiny white button on the side of this AT8538 Module?
      Asked on 8/20/2016 by Paul

      1 answer

    • Q:

      Is this product compatible with the AT831c?
      Asked on 2/4/2016 by Dave

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

        Answered on 2/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      one of the three pins does not respond to a current flow test. can I, and if so, how do I get into the att8538 power module to troubleshoot the issue.
      Asked on 1/12/2016 by THE MUSICIAN from Lafayette, LA.

      1 answer

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        A:

        For technical support, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 1/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      One of our AT8538 is broken... I searched for a replacement, but seeing only 8539A. Is this the new replacement for that Phantom Power Module?
      Asked on 8/11/2015 by Guitarwiz2k from Maine

      1 answer

    • Q:

      What is the purpose of the flat head screw on the side of the Module?

      I'm troubleshooting a possible problem with this product. Just trying to rule out possible causes.
      Asked on 3/10/2015 by Tburgsound from Trumansburg, NY 14886, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        It is holding the XLR output connector in place.

        Answered on 3/10/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Use of AT831r with UniPak transmitter

      I've an AT831r with a AT8538 that I'd like to use with a UniPak: is there a converter that I can get which will replace the AT8538 and match the TA3 connector on the transducer with the HiRose socket on the transmitter? Thanks!
      Asked on 11/12/2014 by AdrianH from UK

      1 answer

      • A:

        We do not make a converter for doing this. You would be better off with the wireless version of the microphone, the AT831cW, for wireless use and adding our AT8539 Power Module to it if you need the ability to make the mic "wired" again. The AT831cW will have the female 4-pin Hirose connector needed to connect it to our UniPak model bodypack transmitters. The AT8539 Power Module input connector is the same type 4-pin connector that is on the transmitter. Like your current AT8538, the AT8539 Power Module has a standard 3-pin male XLR output connector and requires phantom power to operate.

        Answered on 11/14/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      AT8538 Poswer Module question

      I have the AT8538 Power Module, connected to a small hanging chorus mic. I usually run it through my mixer and I get it to work fine. But I recently bought a digital recorder that accepts mics and one of the inputs has a 1/8 inch jack. I have plugged it in and set the recorder to 48V phantom power. However, I can't get it to connect so I can record. I'm a novice at this so I assume I'm doing something wrong. Can you suggest a solution? Thanks.. Tom
      Asked on 11/10/2014 by Shotclock from Long Beach, CA, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        The AT8538 Power Module for your microphone requires phantom power to operate. Phantom power is NOT passed on the 1/8" jack of your recorder. Phantom power is passed on the 3-pin XLR MIC jack only.

        Answered on 11/12/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      AT8538 with ATM35?

      I have the older ATM35 clip-on microphone. Can I use the AT8538 Power Module with this mic?
      Asked on 10/20/2014 by spoitras

      1 answer

      • A:

        The Power Module for the ATM35 is the AT8532, which is available through the ATUS Parts Department (parts@atus.com).

        Using the AT8538 with the ATM35 is NOT recommended, as this will change the specifications of the microphone, especially the microphone's max SPL (sound pressure level) handling capabilities.

        Again, the power module for the ATM35 is available for purchase through the ATUS Parts Department (parts@atus.com).

        Thanks!

        Answered on 10/23/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      I would like to use a preamp and EQ device (LR Baggs Gigpro) to have on-stage control of the AT Pro 35 clip on mic (& AT power unit). Will this work?

      I tried the Pro 35 (and AT power unit) with the LR Baggs Gigpro but can't get the mic to work with this in place. The Gigpro has a phantom power switch, and I have tried with this switch on - but won't work. Gigpro is meant to work with instrument pickups and small mics. I seem to be missing something here. Please help. I
      Asked on 6/12/2014 by Hipster from WA

      1 answer

      • A:

        This is not going to work. The PRO 35 requires that a minimum of 11 volts DC phantom power be applied to its AT8538 Power Module to work. Phantom power would need to be applied to the balanced XLR Male output connector on the power module. Note that phantom power is typically applied over a balanced connection. On an XLR type connector, phantom power appears on both pins 2 and 3 of the connector (when each is referenced to ground). The Gigpro does not have a balanced type input. It has a single 1/4" unbalanced type input. You would need to replace the provided AT8538 Power Module with our AT8531 Power Module which can power the microphone via a single AA battery inserted into it. Phantom power would not be required. The output connector on the AT8531 is also a balanced 3-pin XLR Male type connector. It will need to be adapted to the unbalanced 1/4" input on the Gigpro. Use an XLR Female to 1/4" unbalanced male plug cable to do this. Keep the cable length as short as possible as this is an unbalanced line and will be susceptible to the pickup of noise.

        Answered on 6/13/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Is there a battery in the AT 8538? I am not getting a signal even tho phantom power is on.

      Is there a battery in the AT 8538? I am not getting a signal even tho phantom power is on.
      Asked on 2/26/2014 by Nedzu from New York

      1 answer

      • A:

        The AT8538 does not accept a battery.

        However, please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team to troubleshoot your issue:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Please include which microphone you are using, and what exact type of cable you are using. Pictures of both ends of the microphone cable may be included.

        Thanks!

        Answered on 2/27/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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