AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES BP892 MICROSET® HEADWORN MICROPHONE

— The high-SPL successor to Audio-Technica’s popular AT892, the new BP892 offers increased dynamic range with maximum audio quality, minimum visibility and a comfortable under-ear design —


Orlando, FL 06-17-2009 Audio-Technica introduces the BP892 MicroSet® Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone, handling high SPL’s and delivering accurate sound in a tiny package. Representing the latest in miniaturization technology, the new MicroSet utilizes a condenser capsule with a diameter of a mere 2.6 mm, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. In addition, the BP892 MicroSet offers an ergonomic, flexible, ultra-lightweight, under-ear design that is both comfortable to wear and highly secure. The MicroSet hooks behind the ear and can be worn for hours without fatigue. Its contoured earpiece stays in place even on the most animated performer/presenter and does not interfere with the user’s eyeglasses. Plus, the MicroSet features the industry-standard Audio-Technica sound that professionals have come to rely on for over 45 years.

Intended for high-quality, low-profile inconspicuous operation, the BP892 MicroSet features a new highly durable Parylene coating in either a non-reflective black or theater-beige finish. The microphone provides maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for the most demanding church/house of worship user, lecturer, broadcaster or theater performer. With its high-SPL capability (135 dB), it is particularly ideal for high-volume motivational speakers/lecturers, pastors and stage actors.

Available in a wired model as well as in a multitude of terminations to work with A-T and other manufacturers’ wireless systems, the BP892 MicroSet has an omnidirectional polar pattern and features excellent performance specifications, including a flat, extended frequency response (20-20,000 Hz). The wired version features a switchable integral 80 Hz high-pass filter that provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The high-pass position reduces the microphone’s sensitivity to popping; it also reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise. Output from the power module’s XLRM-type connector is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced. The MicroSet includes a power module (wired version only), two windscreens, two element covers, a cable clip, a moisture guard and a protective carrying case.

The Audio-Technica BP892 MicroSet omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone will be available in July 2009 with suggested U.S. list pricing as follows:

BP892 MicroSet Headworn Microphone: $549.00
BP892-TH: Beige version of BP892 : $549.00
BP892cW: Terminated for Audio-Technica UniPak™ wireless systems: $439.00
BP892cW-TH: Beige version of BP892cW: $439.00
BP892cL4: Terminated for Sennheiser wireless systems using Lemo connector: $519.00
BP892cL4-TH: Beige version of BP892cL4: $519.00
BP892cLM3: Terminated for Sennhesiser wireless systems using 3.5-mm locking mini plug: $459.00
BP892cLM3-TH: Beige version of BP892cLM3: $459.00
BP892cT4: Terminated for Shure wireless systems using TA4F connector: $459.00
BP892cT4-TH: Beige version of BP892cT4: $459.00
BP892cT5: Terminated for Lectronics wireless systems using TA5F connector: $459.00
BP892cT5-TH: Beige version of BP892cT5: $459.00
BP892c: Unterminated version of BP892: $419.00
BP892c-TH: Beige version of BP892c: $419.00

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Denise Burnage (dburnage@audio-technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio-technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot@audio-technica-europe.com).

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth 6141 at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, FL.