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Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

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

  • Overview

    Audio-Technica’s AT875R is designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Audio-Technica’s shortest shotgun microphone, it mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and is ideal for use with compact digital cameras. This high-performance microphone offers a narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic.
  • Features

    • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition

    • Extremely short length (under 7") ideal for use with compact digital cameras

    • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup

    • Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic

    • Tailored response minimizes camera and handling noise

    • Operates on phantom power only

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

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNLine + gradient
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY–30 dB (31.6 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)107 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    WEIGHT80 g (2.8 oz)
    DIMENSIONS175.0 mm (6.89") long,
    21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; soft protective pouch
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  • Downloads

    AT875R Specification Sheet (pdf 111.32 KB)
    AT875R Submittal Sheet (pdf 376.51 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    Great on-camera sound & convenience


    The AT875R performs very well for its price. But I won't say much about that, because it is easy to find audio samples online and hear for yourself. What sets this mic apart is its ability to operate from a low voltage power source. The mic is spec'd for a minimum supply voltage of 11 volts, but it operates quite happily on as little as 2.4 volts, as supplied by the plug-in power mic ports of many camcorders and DSLRs. You just need a cable with 2.5-mm or 3.5-mm plug for your camera and an XLR connector for the mic, wired as described in Audio-Technica's own FAQ on this web site, "How do you unbalance a balanced audio line so you can drive an unbalanced input?" Wire XLR pin 2 to the tip and the ring, and XLR pins 1 and 3 to the sleeve. Operating the mic at a lower voltage must alter its performance somehow, but I've noticed no reduction in performance. My guess is that there is a reduction of the maximum SPL before distortion that would only have an impact in very loud settings, and also a very slight reduction in the sensitivity. Powering the mic from the camera adds a huge amount of convenience, because you no longer need to worry about keeping batteries charged, turning a mic on and off, or dealing with external converters or pre-amplifiers. I use the AT875R with a Panasonic GH2. Others have reported using it with the GH1 and the Canon T2i. The AT875R is more sensitive than many mics, which helps to compensates for the poor performance of the pre-amps in many cameras. I don't think you can find a better sounding directional on-camera mic with this price and this level of convenience.

    California, USA

    AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

    5.0 1


  • Q & A

    What windscreen do you recommend for use with the AT875R?


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    Hello, I have Behringer Xenyx 302 mixer and it has only 15 Volt phantom supply. Will this work for this microphone or it's better to have 48 phantom power for this microphone?


    The AT875R will operate on up to 11v of phantom power.


    I have this mic with the auxiliary cable and I am using it with a Panasonic HPX170 and I'm not getting and signal. am I missing something or can someone help figure out if this mic works? please and thank you!


    The AT875R requires 11-52V DC of Phantom Power. All condenser microphones require Phantom Power in order to operate. Additonally, you MUST use an XLR-XLR cable for this microphone to work. If you require more assistance or need more elaboration, please contact the Audio-Solutions team at or at (330)-68602600 ext. 5000


    We are doing instructional videos, with a stationary presenter on green-screen background doing a short introduction. We need an off-camera mic. on a boom, located about 2-3 feet away / above the presenter to record the audio to a tascam HD40 recorder, which will then be imported into our video editing program. The room is not acoustically treated, but could be if needed. Is this mic a good choice, or would you recommend another model for our application?

    Doug, instructional video producer

    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    We have the same situation. This mic was didn't cancel out room noise to any satisfactory degree. It caught noise behind, beside and sounded very hallow. I'm actually very disappointed with the mic's performance.


    Is there an adapter that will allow me to use this mic with a computer?


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    What is the self noise specification (CCIR or DIN/IEC A-weighted)?


    AT875R: SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa* A-weighted, using Audio Precision System One DO NOT RESPOND IN THIS FORUM!!! If you have any further questions or for any future correspondence, please send your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    DsLR compatible microphone Which AT mic will support audio in with a Canon T4i? I bought the AT875R and now see your answer to phantom power. What shotgun mic will work with this DLSR?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Something like our AT897 which will operate via phantom power or battery should work for your application.


    How much of the AT875R's length do the ports occupy? What is the distance from the end of the portion of the AT875R that has pickup ports? I did not find this data in your specifications. I am purchasing 2 AT875R microphones and need the information to choose a windscreen/windshield to fit them.


    Thank you for your inquiry. From the end to the last vent is 4.25".


    Is this product TAA compliant AT875R


    The AT875R Microphone is made in Japan.


    Is the 3 prong XLRM-type just an xlr cable? I am unsure if my h4n recorder will be compatible with this mic because I am unsure if the 3 prong XLRM-type that this mic has is the same as the XLR input the h4n has. If they are different I can just get an appropriate cable-I just don't know if they are indeed different or if the h4n is abbreviating the term.


    yes, xlr is the connector type. xlrm (male) plugs into xlrf (female). so the connector on the end of the cable is female. the connection on the mic has pins sticking out (male). you are compatible, only question is does your recorder have phantom power? if it does you are all set. if not make sure you use a self powered mic.