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Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone

U.S. Five-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Same as AT898, less power module; unterminated 55" (1.4 m) cable. Includes accessory kit. See AT898.
  • Features

    • Maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for lecturers, stage and television talent, and houses of worship

    • Low-profile design (a mere 5 mm in diameter) is ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility

    • Extensive array of provided accessories includes a clothing clip, viper clip, magnet clip and lanyard (black models only), windscreens, interchangeable single and double mic holders

    • Accessories available separately
  • Specifications

    ELEMENTSubminiature, fixed-charge back plate condenser
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO63 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    POWER REQUIREMENTSVoltage Range: 1.1 - 12V
    Current Consumption: 0.5 mA typical at 9V
    WEIGHT0.03 oz (0.9 g)
    DIMENSIONS0.91" (23.0 mm) maximum length,
    0.21" (5.3 mm) maximum body diameter
    CABLE55" (1.4 m), unterminated

  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    With the proper adapter cable, can I plug this microphone directly into a mic preamp and use it that way? I would like to be able to use it without a wireless transmitter, but unsure if the preamp/console needs to provide phantom power, or if the microphone requires another type of power that is not 48Vdc.


    You will need to use the intended inline power module. Sending phantom power directly to the microphone may damage the element. For further information, see here:


    Can AT898C mic be wired to work with computer sound card? I have an AT898C mic. Can this be wired to use power from a computer sound card and if so what color wire of mic should be wired to power?


    Thank you for your inquiry. I'm not sure that plug in power from a computer will be enough power for this microphone. If so, I would think you would wire white to tip (audio) red to ring (bias voltage) and shield to sleeve (ground). Please note I've not tried this.


    "Waterproof" Lavalier We are doing South Pacific. We need a lavalier which is waterproof enough to come through the shower in "Wash that Man." Will the AT898 perform under these conditions? If not, which other lavalier would work?


    Thank you for your inquiry. I assume that you are using this in a wireless configuration connected to a wireless belt pack transmitter. Never use a wired microphone in or near water because of possible shock or even electrocution. If this is being used in a wireless configuration then one possible way to protect the microphone is to place it inside a non lubricated condom. This is something we do with our microphones at the Olympic games to keep them dry. You will also need to make sure that the transmitter is kept dry as well. Please note that the version you mentioned, the AT898C is unterminated it has no connector. The AT898cW is configured to work with an Audio-Technica wireless belt pack system.