BP896-TH MicroPoint™ (DISCONTINUED)

Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone

MSRP* US$479.00
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 a capsule diameter not much bigger than the head of a pin, Audio-Technica’s smallest-ever lavalier microphone virtually disappears in props or clothing to create highest-quality audio for broadcast and theater sound reinforcement.

    The BP896-TH MicroPoint™ omnidirectional lavalier delivers extremely intelligible natural audio and handles high sound pressure levels with ease. Its subminiature omni element is enclosed in a durable housing designed to minimize noise from handling, clothing and wind. Flip a switch to eliminate low-frequency hum without affecting intelligibility.

    Offered in wired & wireless models, the BP896-TH comes generously equipped with an extensive accessory kit—mic holders, windscreens, element covers & more.
  • Features


    • Inconspicuous, lightweight capsule

    • Extremely intelligible natural audio

    • Handles high sound pressure levels with ease

    • Rugged built for long-lasting performance

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

    • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power

    • Includes generous accessory kit & protective case

    • RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances

    • Available in black and beige, wired and wireless models:


    • BP896 – includes AT8539 power module
      BP896-TH – same as BP896, but in “theater” color (beige)
      BP896c – less power module; 1.4 m (55”) cable, unterminated
      BP896c-TH – same as BP896c, but in “theater” color (beige)
      BP896cW – less power module; 1.4 m (55”) cable terminated with locking 4-pin connector for A-T UniPak® wireless systems
      BP896cW-TH – same as BP896cW, but in “theater” color (beige)
      BP896cL4 – less power module; 1.4 m (55”) cable terminated for Sennheiser wireless systems using Lemo connector
      BP896cL4-TH – same as BP896cL4, but in “theater” color (beige)
      BP896cLM3 – less power module; 1.4 m (55”) cable terminated for Sennheiser wireless systems using locking 3.5 mm connector
      BP896cLM3-TH – same as BP896cLM3, but in “theater” color (beige)
      BP896cT4 – less power module; 1.4 m (55”) cable terminated with TA4F-type connector for Shure wireless systems
      BP896cT4-TH – same as BP896cT4, but in “theater” color (beige)
      BP896cT5 – less power module; 1.4 m (55”) cable terminated with TA5F-type connector for Lectrosonics wireless systems
      BP896cT5-TH – same as BP896cT5, but in “theater” color (beige)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNOmnidirectional
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave (wired only)
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–49 dB (3.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE250 ohms (wired only)
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL135 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 3% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)104 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (wired only)
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO63 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)0.14 g (0.005 oz)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)85 g (3.0 oz)
    (wired only)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)10.8 mm (0.43") long,
    2.6 mm (0.10") diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)97.6 mm (3.84") long,
    18.9 mm (0.74") diameter
    (wired only)
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    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 only)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDBP896: AT8539 power module (wired only); two AT8157 windscreens; six element covers (2 white, 2 beige, 2 black); viper clip base; clothing clip base; 3 black single mic holders; 2 black double mic holders; belt clip (wired only); carrying case
    BP896-TH: AT8539 power module (wired only); two AT8157-TH windscreens; six element covers (2 white, 2 beige, 2 black); viper clip base; clothing clip base; 3 beige single mic holders; 2 beige double mic holders; belt clip (wired only); carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM39
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  • Downloads

    BP896 MicroPoint Specification Sheet (pdf 390.37 KB)
    BP896 & BP896-TH Submittal Sheet (pdf 555.91 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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