BP896 MicroPoint™

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.

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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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 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 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
    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)
    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)
    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
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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
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Will this mic be able to pickup the persons voice clearly even if they're turned away from it?
      Asked on 10/24/2013 by jtubman

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      • A:

        The BP896 is an omni-directional microphone that picks up 360° around the microphone's element. Under normal use, turning one's head from side to side will not effect frequency response of the source you are trying to capture. Normal use would be for any speaking event, with the microphone clipped either to the tie or collar, no more than 9 inches from the user's mouth.

        Hope this helps!

        Answered on 10/28/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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