Product Code: 1623793

Audio-Technica AT897 Short shortgun microphone

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The AT897 is a line gradient condenser short (11") shotgun microphone with excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear, used to capture audio over long distances. This high-performance microphone can be battery or phantom-powered and is used for video, TV, and news production at distances and in noisy environments. Featuring smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality, it has a wide frequency response which provides accurate sound reproduction.

Audio-Technica AT897 short shortgun microphone: Key Features

  • For video, broadcast, and electronic news gathering (ENG)
  • 11" long to ensure mic stays out of shot
  • Operates on battery or 11-52 VDC Phantom Power
  • Rejects sound from sides and rear of mic
  • Natural-sounding on-axis audio quality


  • Sound field: Mono
  • Transducer: Condenser
  • Operating principle: Line gradient
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 77 dB
  • Max SPL: 129 dB SPL 1%
  • Impedance: 200 ohms +/- 1%
  • Sensitivity: -40 dB, re: 1 V/Pa
  • Power requirements: 11-52 VDC
  • Low-cut filter: Yes, 12 dB/octave @ 80 Hz
  • Output connectors: 3-pin XLR
  • Operating current consumption: 2.0 mA
  • Dynamic range: 112 dB SPL 1%
  • Output connectors: XLR-3M
  • Dimensions (L x D): 175.0 x 21.1 mm (6.89 x 0.83")
  • Weight: 79g (2.8 oz)
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Product Specification

Pick-up pattern Cardioid
Type Shotgun
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Product Code: 1623793-wex Manufacturers Part Number: AT897