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  • Overview

    A New Standard in Audio Acquisition

    AT895 Systems incorporate a revolutionary DSP-controlled five-element microphone array that provides adaptive directional audio acquisition.

    Utilizing Audio-Technica's proprietary DeltaBeam® technology, the AT895 System manipulates and filters the output of the array by acoustical, analog and digital means. This process enhances the pickup of a sound source from a desired direction relative to unwanted background noise or interference, providing cancellation of up to 80 dB. Background interference, mechanical noise, wind noise, proximity effect – all are minimized automatically. And, unlike some attempts at directive devices, the audio quality remains wideband and natural.

    The AT895 functions equally well for handheld interview use or long-range sound pickup – in the field, in the studio, or in security operations.

    The Basic System

    Two components are at the heart of every AT895 System: the AT895 Microphone and the AT895CP Control Pack.

    The AT895 Microphone itself is "all analog," housing one Audio-Technica MicroLine® element, four A-T cardioid elements mounted in a co-planar diamond configuration, and five mic preamps. The five amplified analog signals from the microphone elements are sent individually down a special detachable cable to the AT895CP Control Pack.

    The AT895CP Control Pack provides all the power, Digital Signal Processing, and control for the AT895. Output from the Control Pack is analog at mic-level (–23 dBV).

    The lightweight, sturdy metal housing accepts a quick-change, click-on Battery Housing for totally self-contained operation, if desired. The Control Pack also operates on external 12-14V DC – from an Anton/Bauer or similar-type battery source, or from an AC adapter – via an industry-standard 4-pin XLR-type connection.

    Control features on the AT895CP are:

    • Three-position Mode (pickup pattern) switch which provides Full-field Adaptive, Planar-adaptive and Line + Gradient settings.

    • Audio filter switch with Flat, High-pass and Band-pass settings.

    • Monitor headphone jack with volume control.

    • LCD battery condition indicator.

    • Power switch with LED indicator.

    • For more information, download the AT895 Manual

      Two System Configurations

      The AT895 is available as the AT895/RK "Remote Kit" for field use, and as the AT895/MK "Mount Kit" for studio and fixed-install applications.

      AT895/RK Remote Kit includes:
      • AT895MIC Adaptive-array Microphone

      • AT895CP Control Pack with attached belt clip

      • AT895BH Click-on Battery Housing

      • AT895PG Pistol-grip shock mount

      • AT895Z Zeppelin-type windscreen

      • AT895C-10 Special 6-conductor shielded Cable, 10' long

      • AT895CC Carrying Case

      AT895/MK Mount Kit includes:
      • AT895MIC Adaptive-array Microphone

      • AT895CP Control Pack

      • AT895SC Shock-mount Stand Clamp with 5/8"-27 threaded stud

      • AT895PS1 Multi-input AC Power Supply with "120V" IEC detachable power cord

      • AT895C-25 Special 6-conductor shielded Cable, 25' long

      All components and accessories are interchangeable and available separately to augment systems or to use as "field spares."
    • Specifications

      ELEMENTS(5) Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
      PICKUP PATTERN MODESFull-field adaptive,
      Planar adaptive,
      Line + Gradient
      FREQUENCY RESPONSE60-12,000 Hz
      LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
      BAND-PASS FILTER300-5,500 Hz, 6 dB/octave
      OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-23 dBV (70 mV) at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
      OUTPUT IMPEDANCE450 ohms
      MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL117 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
      NOISE24 dB
      DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)93 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
      SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
      POWER REQUIREMENTSExternal -- 9-15V DC, 250 mA typical
      BATTERY TYPEAT895BH -- Three 9V (NEDA type 1604), not included
      Typical Life: Alkaline, 4-6 hours; Lithium, 10-12 hours
      WEIGHTAT895 Microphone (less cable): 16.7 oz (473 g)
      AT895CP Control Pack: 10.0 oz (284 g)
      AT895BH Battery Holder (with typical batteries): 7.6 oz (215 g))
      AT895PG Pistol Grip: 10.0 oz (284 g)
      AT895Z Zeppelin Windscreen: 5.0 oz (142 g)
      DIMENSIONSAT895 Microphone:
      14.00" (355.6 mm) long,
      2.75" (69.9 mm) max. diameter,
      1.18" (30.0 mm) handle diameter

      AT895CP Control Pack:
      4.16" (105.7 mm) long,
      3.34" (84.8 mm) wide,
      0.98" (24.9 mm) high

      AT895BH Battery Holder:
      4.13" (104.9 mm) long,
      3.28" (83.3 mm) wide,
      1.27" (32.3 mm) high
      OUTPUT CONNECTORControl Pack: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
      CABLE6 conductor shielded cable with XLR7F-type connectors
      AT895/RK: 10' (3.0 m) long
      AT895/MK: 25' (7.6 m) long

    • Downloads

      AT895 Manual (pdf 152.95 KB)