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AT898

Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone


U.S. Five-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


    Designed to be worn as a lavalier or hidden in clothing, Audio-Technica’s discreet-design cardioid AT898 offers maximum intelligibility, accurate voice reproduction and unobtrusive appearance for use in houses of worship, broadcast studios, theaters, etc. Its switchable low-frequency roll-off reduces sensitivity to popping. Battery or phantom power.
  • 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

    • Operates on battery or phantom power

    • 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

    • 9.8' (3.0 m) cable permanently attached to mic, TA3F connector at power module

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

    • Also available as:
      AT898c – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable, unterminated
      AT898cL4 – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with Lemo connector for Sennheiser SK wireless systems
      AT898cT4 – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with TA4F connector for Shure wireless systems
      AT898cT5 – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with TA5F connector for LetroSonics wireless systems
      AT898cH – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with a screw-down 4-pin connector for use with Audio-Technica wireless systems featuring cH-style connector
      AT898cW – less power module; 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with a locking 4-pin connector for use with Audio-Technica wireless systems featuring cW-style connector

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE200-15,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPhantom: -43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Battery: -46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPhantom: 200 ohms
    Battery: 250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPhantom: 131 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Battery: 115 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)Phantom: 100 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Battery: 84 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO63 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V AA/UM3
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off (recessed)
    WEIGHT (MICROPHONE)0.03 oz (0.9 g)
    WEIGHT (POWER MODULE)3.6 oz (102 g)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)0.91" (23.0 mm) long,
    0.21" (5.3 mm) diameter
    DIMENSIONS (POWER MODULE)5.71" (145.0 mm) long,
    0.83" (21.0 mm) diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR (POWER MODULE)Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
    CABLE9.8' (3.0 m) long (permanently attached to microphone), 0.08" (2.0 mm) diameter, 2-conductor, shielded cable with TA3F output connector that mates with TB3M jack on power module
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8537 power module; AT8439 cable clip; clothing clip base; viper clip base; magnet clip base and plate with lanyard; three single mic holders; two double mic holders; two windscreens; battery; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM30
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  • Downloads

    AT898 Specification Sheet (pdf 92.73 KB)
    AT898 Submittal Sheet (pdf 318.56 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
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