For Immediate Release
12-01-2002 – The subminiature omnidirectional element is enclosed in a rugged, low profile housing with internal construction designed to minimize noise from handling, clothing, and wind. The microphone plugs into the included AT8537 power module, which features battery/phantom power operation, low-frequency roll-off switch, and an integral XLR3M connector supplying a low-impedance balanced output. The extensive accessory kit which comes as standard with the AT899 includes single and double mounts, clothing clip, viper clip, magnetic clip, two open-pore foam windscreens, and two metal mesh element covers to protect the condenser element from moisture, makeup, and other contaminants. Also included is a convenient carrying case that holds the microphone and accessories. "The AT899 combines maximum audio quality with minimum visibility," stated Michael Edwards, Audio-Technica product manager, wired microphones. "Its excellent audio reproduction and vast array of accessories make it ideal for broadcast, theatre, house of worship, and video/TV production environments." Wireless and unterminated versions of the microphone are available in black or theatre beige for use with Audio-Technica and other popular wireless systems. The AT899AK Accessory Kit is available separately in both black and beige versions. Individual replacement items, including clothing clips, three-pack element covers, and three-pack windscreens are also available.