AT8537

Power Module

MSRP* US$239.00
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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    Power module only for AT898, AT899.
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    • Q:

      The 8537 module is quite long, and would exert a lot of leverage on my mixer input jacks. The mixer supplies phantom power, so is there a version of this which does not have a battery?
      Asked on 8/24/2015 by JSO

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        A:

        The AT8538 Power Module (which is a phantom only power module) will work with the AT898 and AT899, but Max SPL might change.

        Please keep in mind that the Power Module is necessary for use with the AT898 and AT899 in wired applications:
        http://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-week-can-remove-power-module-microphone/

        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 8/26/2015 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Does this module provide "plug-in power"?

      I'm looking for a way to power a lavalier that uses plug-in power. (From what I understand that means 5-volt phantom power for consumer-grade mics.)

      Does this power module provide plug-in power?
      Asked on 2/17/2015 by Benny27 from New York

      1 answer

      • A:

        No. Power Modules are used in conjunction with Audio-Technica microphones to regulate power and incorporate other features.

        Answered on 2/18/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
    • Q:

      Adaptor cable for mic AT899

      I had a AT899 mic without Power Module. I wanna mount a adaptor cable to XLR, and see the scheme in your lart response:

      'The pin-out for the TB3M input connector is as follows.

      pin 1 - Ground
      pin 2 - Audio
      pin 3 - Bias Voltage

      The pin-out for the XLRM output connector is as follows.

      pin 1 - Ground
      pin 2 - Audio +
      pin 3 - Audio -
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      In the manual diagram of mic, exists a 4-pin configuration, but in your explanation nlt 3 pins are used.

      Could I mount a adaptor with just 3 plugs?
      Asked on 2/6/2015 by FabianoKeller from Brazil

      1 answer

      • A:

        There is a 4-pin Hirose type connector that is for use with our UniPak model bodypack transmitter wireless systems, as well as a 4-pin TA4F type connector that is for use with Shure brand wireless systems.
        For WIRED use however, the microphone is terminated with a 3-pin TA3F (often referred to as mini-xlr) type connector. This connector mates with the TB3M input connector on the AT8537 inline power module. The output connector on the other end of the module is standard size 3-pin XLR male.
        You need the power module if you are going to be using the mic as a wired mic. The power module may be plugged directly into a standard size 3-pin XLR female MIC input jack on the Mixer or Receorder, or the total length of the cable may be extended by adding a standard XLR female to XLR male microphone cable between the power module and the MIC input jack.

        Answered on 2/9/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Need Pin out diagram for at8537

      Need pin out diagram for AT8537 power module. See attached picture.
      Asked on 1/26/2015 by Ron2014 from Corpus Christi, TX, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        The pin-out for the TB3M input connector is as follows.

        pin 1 - Ground
        pin 2 - Audio
        pin 3 - Bias Voltage

        The pin-out for the XLRM output connector is as follows.

        pin 1 - Ground
        pin 2 - Audio +
        pin 3 - Audio -

        Answered on 1/28/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      How to get power to work

      I just got the AT8537 with AT899 microphone. I got a cable to convert the XLR into 1/4" and then an adapter to convert 1/4" into 3.5mm and plugged it into my laptop.

      The volume of the microphone is extremely low, and it makes no difference whether there is a battery inside the power module or not. Is it normal that the volume is so low? What part of this isn't working right? I tried with 2 different batteries, the one included with the package and another one.

      Also, what is the normal battery life with the power module?
      Asked on 5/2/2013 by EtienneC

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that in your configuration you must have the battery installed. Also, you must be going into a microphone level input. If the input is line level the volume will be very low and noisy. Please note that all Mac computers have line level inputs. The battery life for this power module is 1200 hours typical (alkaline).

        Answered on 5/15/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      How can I use the AT8537 Power Modeule with a Pro 88W?

      I Have a AT899 wireless microphone and as a beginner I have no idea what other adapter I need to use this wireless microphone with the Pro 88W. Help?
      Asked on 3/1/2013 by jrstandeven from Lynchburg, VA, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        The AT899 is not compatible with the PRO 88W. As an alternative, I recommend purchasing the MT830mW.

        If you have any further questions, please contact audio-solutions@atus.com.

        Thanks!

        Answered on 3/1/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      power module

      which way should the switch be to use the battery power?
      straight line or angled line on the power module
      Asked on 11/3/2012 by paul from Queens, NY, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        The "straight" line = normal frequency response.
        The "angled" line = low frequency roll off.

        The roll-off might be used in environments where there is a lot of unwanted low-end information (i.e. sounds/noise coming from HVAC units).

        Please see the spec's of your microphone to see where the roll-off occurs.

        Answered on 11/13/2012 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Is AT8537 power module needed when using external phantom power?

      The AT8537 power module comes with the AT898 lavalier mic. Is the power module still required if I am using an external phantom power source?
      Asked on 7/6/2012 by rojo527 from Newport, RI, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The power module attached to some condenser microphones provides several important functions. First, it converts the 11 – 52 VDC phantom power into a smaller DC bias voltage used to power the FET impedance matching circuit inside the microphone. Also, it provides low frequency roll off, supplies battery power if phantom power is not available, converts the signal to the proper impedance and balances the output. The power module is a necessary component.

        Answered on 7/16/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Will this power module work with AT898cT5 microphones?

      Is the connector a TA5F connector?
      Asked on 3/19/2012 by Dasan from Washington, DC, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. No, this will not work with the AT898cT5. This is a wireless microphone. This power module is for the wired versions of this mic.

        Answered on 3/22/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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