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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.

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

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
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  • Downloads

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

    Excellent piece of equipment


    Sensitive enough to do just about anything you want to do with it. Don't try to operate it without a wind screen on it however. Sound quality second to no other piece of equipment. Ours get's pretty steady (at least twice a week) use and after 3+ years still hanging in there. Couldn't find and still can't find a dealer to service us. Whoever sold total unit didn't hide a business card anyplace. All the people who were involved now moved or gone. This internet site can't come up with a service or sales rep either much less a dealer.

    Russell Ks.

    AT898 Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone

    4.0 1


  • Q & A

    Will this mic work with the ATW-T210a UHF Transmitter?


    No, it will not. You will need the wireless version of the mic, the AT898cW, for it to work with our UniPak model wireless transmitters. The ATW-T210a is a UniPak model. The AT898 is the wired version of the mic (wired only).


    Will this connect to a audio-technica ATW-T701 UHF transmitter


    Thank you for your inquiry. No this specific model has an XLR connection. You will need the AT898cW. "cW" means it is terminated with the 4 pin HRS connector for use with our AT belt packs.


    Can the wired AT898 Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone be connected to a wireless system. If so which unit and how.

    Audio Newbie

    You may use the AT898cW microphone to connect to an Audio-Technica UniPak wireless transmitter. Additional information here: Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for additional assistance with this.


    Mics for old at body packs Our church has a very old audio-technica wireless rackmount system. The body pack is an ATW-T31 and I can not get the AT 829 mics to work with this unit. The 829 mic works well with the ATW-T27 body pack of the external unit that we have. If these are condenser mics, would the wiring be different on the two units? Thanks. Paul


    Please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Please include the model numbers of the equipment you are using with a detailed description of your issue, as this type of inquiry might require additional email correspondence. Thanks!


    Will this mic work with the ATW-T310B looking for a good lapel mic for this unit, primary use is for speaking.


    The wireless version of the AT898 (wired) that will work with Audio-Technica UniPak Bodypack Transmitters is the AT898cW. This includes the ATW-T310b transmitter. The microphone needs to have a "cW" in the title in order to be compatible with most Audio-Technica wireless transmitters. Any microphone that has "cW" in the title will work with the following Audio-Technica Wireless Systems - System 8 / 9 / 10 - Pro Series 3 / 5 - 200 / 700 / 1800 / 2000 / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 Series Thanks!