Las Vegas, NV (May 12, 2004)–At the recent NAB Convention, Audio-Technica announced the latest addition to its expanding line of lavalier microphones–the AT898 subminiature cardioid condenser microphone. Intended for high-quality, low profile operation, the AT898 provides maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for lecturers, stage and television talent, and houses of worship.
The AT898 is a mere 5mm in diameter, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. It operates on battery or phantom power and includes a complete accessory kit.
The subminiature cardioid element is enclosed in a rugged, low profile housing with internal construction designed to minimize noise from handling, clothing, and wind. The microphone plugs into the included AT8537 power module, which features battery/phantom power operation, switchable low-frequency roll-off switch, and an integral XLR3M connector supplying a low-impedance balanced output. The extensive accessory kit includes three single and two double interchangeable mounts, clothing clip, viper clip, magnetic clip, and two open-pore foam windscreens. Featuring durable construction and dependable performance, the AT898 is ideal for entertainment, commercial, and industrial applications requiring unobtrusive design, including media production, AV presentations, and theater sound reinforcement.
The AT898 comes complete with a convenient carrying case that holds the microphone and accessories. Wireless and unterminated versions of the microphone are available for use with Audio-Technica and other popular wireless systems.
Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.