|ELEMENT||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20-20,000 Hz|
|LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF||80 Hz, 12 dB/octave|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||Phantom: -43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Battery: -46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
|IMPEDANCE||Phantom: 200 ohms
Battery: 250 ohms
|MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL||Phantom: 138 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Battery: 116 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
|DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)||Phantom: 108 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Battery: 86 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO||64 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS||11-52V DC, 2 mA typical|
|BATTERY TYPE||1.5V AA/UM3|
|BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE||0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)|
|SWITCH||Flat, roll-off (recessed)|
|WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)||0.02 oz (0.5 g)|
|WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)||3.6 oz (102 g)|
|DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)||0.63" (16.0 mm) long,
0.20" (5.0 mm) diameter
|DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)||5.71" (145.0 mm) long,
0.83" (21.0 mm) diameter
|OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|CABLE||9.8' (3.0 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.08" (2.0 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F output connector that mates with TB3M jack on power module|
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8537 power module; AT8439 cable clip; clothing clip base; viper clip base; magnet clip base and plate with lanyard; three single mic holders; two double mic holders; two element covers; two windscreens; battery; protective carrying case|
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||M29|
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Comments about Audio-Technica AT899 Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:
This incredibly tiny microphone performs well hidden in sets, articles of clothing, in a news desk, or interviews, and with all of the included mounting accessories, doing so is easy.
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Q:Is it compatible with IPhone 6plus? Can I use it with my IPhone 6plus?
Q:Can I connect the AT899 to my smart phone using a XLR to 1/8 mini cable? I have always used the AT899 with a preamp connected to my DSLR. My iPhone does not like the preamp connected to it. It causes a pulsing static sound that peaks the meter. I thought I would eliminate the preamp and connect to the iPhone direct with the converting cable. Will the AT899 have enough gain connected with the XLR to 1/8 mini cable?
A:If the microphone is powered via a battery in the power module, you may use a proper adapter to connect to an camera. Most camera 3.5mm inputs are looking for a stereo signal so an adapter such as listed below will need to be used (not an XLR to TRS 3.5mm)
Q:Can I buy 6 of the lavalier clips and 6 windscreens or do I have to buy the whole kit?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. You can buy the windscreen (AT8151 black or AT8151-TH beige) and the clip, AT8461 through an Audio-Technica dealer.
Q:Connecting AT899 without power module to a 3.5mm bias
A:No, you may not bypass the power module. Refer to blog:
Q:24v or 48v phantom power for AT899- which is better to use?
A:Below there is this answer, so which is correct?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. Either will be fine. The mic will operate in a range from 11V to 52V.
Q:Is there an adaptor that allows you to connect this microphone to a computer through a USB port?
A:They are a number of ways to adapt a microphone with an XLR output connector to the USB port on a computer. Since the AT899 can provide its own power via a single AA battery installed in the provided inline AT8537 Power Module, you could simply add an XLR to USB adapter cable between the power module and the computer. This would be the least expensive way and should be fine if you are simply recording the microphone audio but do not need to monitor mic audio as it is being recorded.
Q:AT899 with a wireless transmitter?
A:You can have an adapter made that will adapt the mic for use with whatever transmitter you like. I use Sennheiser when I can't be wired, and I have a little $25 cord that has one end terminated to match the locking 1/8" Sennheiser G2 radio and the other end terminated with the female version of the AT899's plug. Works great and very versatile. I can't find where I got mine made, but any custom cable house should be able to make them. Audio Technica and Sennheiser both supply enough technical information (about which wire does what) in their manuals, and the ends are available…
A:Thank you for your inquiry. These would have to be rewired as wireless mics. Then they could no longer be used as a wired microphone.
Q:This mic has a hissing noise what should I do?
A:Please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions team with your inquiry. Please submit a detailed description of your inquiry, including what microphone you are using, what you are attempting to connect to, and any adapters that you might using. Additional information might be requested by the Audio Solutions Specialist.
Q:What are the best ways to attach the mic to various shirts?
A:The best way to attach a microphone to any use will be done so using the Broadcast Loop.
Q:Compatibility with a school sound system
A:Thank you for your inquiry. The mic you indicated is a wired mic. There are many variable to consider when recommending a wireless system. Please contact our Audio Solutions Team at 330-686-2600 ext 5000. They can help with this.