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:

      Does it need a battery? Should I just connect a recorder to the XLR end to make recordings?
      Asked on 4/20/2017 by Jahurul from Virginia

      1 answer

    • Q:

      Does the AT8358 power module wear out or go bad?
      Asked on 2/28/2017 by Fergie from Manistee, Mi

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Any electronic component can experience service issues, although this has been a very stable product for us. Please contact our Turntable Service department at 330-686-2600 Ext. 5009. They would be happy to help you.

        Answered on 3/6/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • 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
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