|ELEMENT||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||30-20,000 Hz|
|LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF||80 Hz, 18 dB/octave|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||Phantom: -44 dB (6.3 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Battery: -46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
|IMPEDANCE||Phantom: 200 ohms
Battery: 270 ohms
|MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL||Phantom: 135 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Battery: 121 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
|DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)||Phantom: 107 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Battery: 93 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO||66 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
|SWITCH||Off, on-flat, on-roll-off|
|WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)||2.8 g (0.1 oz)|
|WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)||139 g (4.9 oz)|
|DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)||25.0 mm (0.98") long,
10.2 mm (0.40") diameter
|DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)||84.0 mm (3.31") H x
63.0 mm (2.48") W x
22.0 mm (0.87") D
|OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|CABLE||1.8 m (6') long (permanently attached to microphone), 2.6 mm (0.10") diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F-type connector|
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8531 power module; AT8419 clothing clip; AT8116 windscreen; battery; protective carrying case|
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||M1|
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Q:Is it possible to adjust de sensibility for a loud environment?
Q:Can this be hooked into a phone or mobile device for recording purposes?
A:Since connections into smartphones are communications ports, plugging a micorphone into them will require the proper adapter and converter. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at email@example.com for assistance with this.
Q:Hi, we bought AT803 assuming it is ready to be connected to ZOOM H6 handy recorder.
A:The AT803 will connect into the body pack. From there, you will run a standard XLR cable (Male-Female) from the body pack into your camera. Make sure your camera has an XLR input as it requires this type of connection.
Q:I'm considering using the AT803 with an Iphone6. Can I purchase and adapter for the 3-pin mini connector to 3.5 MM jack and use the lavalier mic directly this way without the power module or do I have to use the AT8531 Power module and purchase a XLR Female to 3.5 MM jack adapter? I currently use a Zoom recorder with this but need something quick and portable.
A:Thank you for your inquiry. You must use the power module with this mic. To connect to the iPhone I suggest using this cable:
Q:I have an AT803, but need a cardioid mic as well. Is there a cardioid mic (sold separately) that will interface with the power pack for the AT803? Or do I have buy an entirely separate system?
Q:Can the AT803 be powered by Zoom H4n?
A:You have to use the provided (AT8531) inline Power Module. Like all condenser type element microphones, some amount of power is required to operate the microphone. You may power the microphone by applying phantom power to the module, or by placing the single AA battery into the power module. A power module performs three crucial functions for a condenser type element microphone. When phantom power is applied to it, the module manages phantom power by stepping it down to a much lower bias voltage for the microphone. This bias voltage typically ranges anywhere from 1.1 to 5 volts. The module also balances the signal at its' 3-pin male XLR output connector and determines the output impedance.
Q:Is the AT803 compatible with a Sony a77 dslr?
A:Make certain the switch on the side of the (AT8531) power module is turned ON. This is a 3-position switch. OFF (no sound is produced), ON / STRAIGHT LINE (sound is produced and the low roll-off filter is bypassed) and ON / BENT LINE (sound is produced but the low roll-off filter is engaged and frequencies below 80 Hz are rolled-off at a rate of 18 dB per octave). The Sony AT77 appears to have a stereo MIC IN jack. If you are still not able to get the microphone working, please contact our Audio-Solutions team at (330) 686-2600 extension 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the make and model of the cable that you are using to connect the XLR output of microphones power module to the MIC INPUT jack on the camera.
Q:Can I use the AT803 with transmitter ATW-T210? If so, do I have to use the power module AT8531 with it?
A:The AT803 is a wired microphone, and cannot be directly connected to the ATW-T210.
Q:Is it possible to order the 803 unterminated with 25ft of cable?
A:Please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team with your inquiry.
Q:How does phantom power work? What is the voltage source?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. Phantom power is DC voltage sent down the microphone cable to power the preamplifier of a condenser mic capsule - sometimes through a power module. The power module attached to the mic unit converts the 9 - 52VDC into a small bias voltage that the mic capsule's FET needs for the microphone to operate.