Available in black or beige with a host of accessories and mounting options, the AT899 Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone combines maximum audio quality with minimum visibility

Nashville, TN 07-18-2003 NAMM SUMMER SESSION Audio-Technica is showing its newest lavalier offering the AT899 Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. Intended for high-quality, unobtrusive operation, the AT899 provides maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for vocalists, lecturers, stage and television talent, and houses of worship. The AT899 is a mere 5 mm in diameter, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. It operates on battery or phantom power and includes a complete accessory kit.

The subminiature omni 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 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 is currently available with an MSRP of $299. Wireless and unterminated versions of the microphone are available in black or theater beige for use with Audio-Technica and other popular wireless systems. MSRP for wireless versions ranges from $179 to $249. 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.

Celebrating over 40 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, Ohio 44224. Tel: 330/686-2600; Fax: 330/688-3752.

For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Turner, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth #1228 during the 2003 NAMM Summer Session in Nashville, TN.