BP893 MicroEarset

Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone

MSRP* US$349.00
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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  • Overview

    With its ergonomically molded earpiece and unobtrusive one-inch boom, Audio-Technica’s BP893 MicroEarset offers inconspicuous placement along with clear, natural vocal pickup. Its lightweight low-profile design makes the microphone ideal for use in theatrical performances, houses of worship and broadcast studios.

    The BP893 MicroEarset is positioned unobtrusively over the ear. Its omnidirectional miniature condenser capsule offers outstanding pickup tailored for natural vocal reproduction, with audio reproduction similar to that of a high-quality lavalier microphone. The microphone is also ideal for use in violin pickup; wear the BP893 over the ear as usual, with no need for clamps on the violin.
  • Features

    • Outstanding clarity and intelligibility

    • Lightweight, ergonomic design

    • Extremely unobtrusive, 1-inch flexible boom

    • Secure over-the-ear placement

    • Extended frequency response for natural vocal reproduction

    • Locking 4-pin microphone output connector compatible with included power module and all Audio-Technica UniPak® body-pack wireless transmitters

    • UniSteep® filter provides a steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting voice quality

    • Available in black and beige, wired and wireless models:
      BP893 – includes AT8539 power module
      BP893-TH – same as BP893, but in "theater" color (beige)
      BP893c – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable, unterminated
      BP893c-TH – same as BP893c, but in "theater" color (beige)
      BP893cW – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with locking 4-pin connector for A-T UniPak® wireless systems
      BP893cW-TH – same as BP893cW, but in "theater" color (beige)
      BP893cL4 – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated for Sennheiser wireless systems using Lemo connector
      BP893cL4-TH – same as BP893cL4, but in "theater" color (beige)
      BP893cLM3 – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated for Sennheiser wireless systems using locking 3.5 mm connector
      BP893cLM3-TH – same as BP893cLM3, but in "theater" color (beige)
      BP893cT4 – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with TA4F-type connector for Shure wireless systems
      BP893cT4-TH – same as BP893cT4, but in "theater" color (beige)
      BP893cT5 – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with TA5F-type connector for Lectrosonics wireless systems
      BP893cT5-TH – same as BP893cT5, but in "theater" color (beige)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNOmnidirectional
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave (wired only)
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE245 ohms (wired only)
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)88 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (wired only)
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical (wired only)
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off (wired only)
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION0.1 mA typical at 5V (wireless only)
    VOLTAGE RANGE2.5-11V (wireless only)
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)Microphone, boom & earpiece: 2.0 g (0.07 oz)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)85 g (3.0 oz)
    (wired only)
    DIMENSIONSMicrophone: 8.1 mm (0.32") long, 2.6 mm (0.10") diameter
    Boom: 26.4 mm (1.04") long, 1.07 mm (0.04") diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)97.6 mm (3.84") long, 18.9 mm (0.74") diameter
    (wired only)
    CABLE1.4 m (55") long (permanently attached to microphone), 1.6 mm (0.06") diameter, 2-conductor shielded cable with locking 4-pin connector (wired and cW versions)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDBP893: AT8539 power module (wired only); AT8440 cable clip; two AT8157 windscreens; two AT8156 element covers; moisture guard; belt clip (wired only); carrying case
    BP893-TH: AT8539 power module (wired only); AT8440 cable clip; two AT8157-TH windscreens; two AT8156-TH element covers; moisture guard; belt clip (wired only); carrying case
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  • Downloads

    BP893 & BP893-TH Submittal Sheet (pdf 426.13 KB)
    BP893 & BP893-TH Specification Sheet (pdf 830.67 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Unisteep Filter

      I just purchased a BP893cT4-TH. The instructions say "To engage the UniSteep® filter, use the end tip of a paperclip or other small pointed instrument to slide the switch toward the “bent” line."

      Where in the world is this switch located?
      Asked on 4/2/2013 by BannerMan2

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The UniSteep function is only available on the wired version of the microphone and is located on the power module. Your microphone is for a wireless system and does not have a power module.

        Answered on 4/4/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      parts for bp893c

      i need parts for the connector. where can I get them
      Asked on 2/10/2013 by ryandiep from Jerome, ID 83338, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.

        Answered on 2/18/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      BP893 - Vocalist / Singing

      I am looking for a headset to be used in a Theatrical setting but the actors also are singers. How does the BP893 rate for a vocalist?
      Asked on 1/2/2013 by BannerMan

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. These sound very nice on vocals. They only issue could be feedback if the vocals are routed through stage monitors since the microphone is omni directional.

        Answered on 1/21/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Does the BP893 fit an Audio-Technica ATW-T201 Battery Power Pack Transmitter?
      Asked on 7/5/2012 by Needing2Know from Kentucky

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The BP893cW and BP893cW-TH will work with this system.

        Answered on 7/6/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Audio-Technica BP893

      I am an 70 year old violinist beginning to suffer hearing loss. I do not currently wear any hearing aids. To insure proper timing of my violin bowing it is imperative when playing with an orchestra that I not only hear my own instrument, merely inches from my left ear, but the whole orchestra around me. I find I often can not hear my own instrument. Is there such a device which will connect to,or be in proximity to my violin and amplify it (via a cord) to a speaker-device in my ear(s)?
      Asked on 2/26/2012 by grrsmile from USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. There may be, but I am not personally aware of any.

        Answered on 3/5/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      does this price include a receiver , or is that an extra $400.
      Asked on 11/8/2011 by billybob from new york

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Please note the version you selected is a "Wired" version of this microphone and made to plug directly into a PA system. The wireless version is the BP893cW (see link)


        Please note that the prices on our web are MSRP and you will get a much better price at an Audio-Technica dealer. Also note that this is justthe microphone and you will need to purchase a wireless system.

        Answered on 11/8/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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