AT831c

Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone

MSRP* US$89.00
Five-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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    Same as AT831R, less power module; unterminated 10' cable. See AT831R.
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    Audio-TechnicaAT831c Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone
     
    3.0

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    5.0

    my standard go-to for 25 years

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    from Mt. Pleasant, MI

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT831c Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

        I've used and sold these for over 25 years and they are an excellent choice when a cardioid pickup pattern is desired. My standard go to for pastor wireless lavalier mics.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • House of Worship
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        • Expert
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        • Over a year
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        1.0

        never buy

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        from boise id

        Pros

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Limited Functions
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT831c Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

            worst mic ever...... jk its awesome

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Film/Video Production
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            • Expert
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            • Less than a month
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            • Q:

              Hi, can i attach a 3.5 mm plug to the wire and run it with a wireless transmitter there has a 3.5mm socket with phantom power? will 5v of power also be enough to get it to work.

              Kind Regards
              Asked on 2/19/2016 by Zeplin

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I love my AT-831 and it's over 30 years old. I need to find the clip for the mic body. Mine has broken. Can I order one? It is the clip behind the on and off switch that looks like it clips onto a belt.
              Thanks,
              Asked on 8/8/2015 by Jim from Sumner WA

              1 answer

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                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry.

                Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                Answered on 8/11/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
            • Q:

              How do you connect this mic to a standard 3-pin XLR connector

              It appears that the shield connects to pin 1, the yellow wires are twisted together and connect to pin 2, and the red wires are twisted together and connect to pin3. Is this correct?
              Asked on 7/8/2015 by kazooquestions from Michigan

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              • A:

                You cannot do this. To do so will destroy the microphone.

                In a hard-wired application, an inline power module must be used between the microphone and the audio interface. One of the power modules functions is to buffer, or step-down, phantom power. The microphone capsule requires only a low bias voltage of about 3 V DC to operate. Sending 12, 24 or 48 volts of phantom power directly to it will destroy it.

                The AT831 is made in several versions including a phantom powered only version, a phantom OR battery powered version, and a bias powered version where the bias voltage is supplied by a wireless systems bodypack transmitter.
                If you are connecting the microphone to an XLR microphone input with phantom power on it, you may want to exchange your AT831c for the AT831R. Otherwise you will need to add the AT8538 Power Module to your microphone. To permit the connection of the the power module, a TA3F connector will need to be added to your microphones cable. The connector is available for purchase from our Parts Department.

                Answered on 7/9/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              What is the model number for the replacement pop filter. the one with the plastic inner frame? Thanks

              What is the model number for the replacement pop filter. the one with the plastic inner frame?

              Thanks
              Asked on 10/12/2014 by NiqueNaym from So. Cal.

              1 answer

              • A:

                I believe you are referring to the AT8116 Windscreen which can been seen at the following link.
                http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/windscreens_mounts/144dadcedfeccb92/index.html

                Answered on 10/14/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              What is the difference between the at831b and at831c?

              What is the difference between the at831b and at831c?
              Is it that the mic is the same and different things come with it or are they two different mics?
              Asked on 7/4/2012 by Samuel

              1 answer

              • A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The AT831C is unterminated. It has only bare wire with no connector or power module. The AT831b has the AT8531 power module and is ready to connect to an audio system.

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

              Are there any microphones like the AT803 or similar (good for recording in a lecture type environment) that will work with an iPhone 4S
              Asked on 6/3/2012 by MALMAL from Ga

              1 answer

              • A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. All of our microphones will need an adapter to work with an iPhone. KV Connection makes several adapters.

                Answered on 6/4/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
            • Q:

              How can I re-terminate an AT831CT to an AT831CW to work with an AT UniPack X-mitter? Do you sell the appropriate connector?
              Asked on 9/15/2011 by pflash4001 from Laredo, Texas

              1 answer

              • A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Please email our service department at:

                service@atus.com

                They can help you with this information.

                Answered on 9/16/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
            • Q:

              Will the MT830MW Submini Omni Condenser Lav work with the iPhone 4?
              Asked on 9/3/2011 by dvguy from lahaina

              1 answer

              • A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. This microphone is designed for use with certain of our wireless systems and requires power from the transmitter. I do not believe the iPhone will provide that power.

                Answered on 9/6/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
            • Q:

              Will this mic work with the iPhone 4
              Asked on 8/19/2011 by dvguy from lahaina

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              • A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The AT831c will not work with the iPhone. This microphone does not have a connector and also requires bias voltage from the device it is connected to.

                Answered on 8/23/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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