Audio-Technica BP898 Subminiature cardioid condenser lavalier microphone with phantom power operation

Audio-TechnicaSKU: BP898
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Model: BP898
Sale price$289.00


The BP898 is a low-profile lavalier cardioid condenser available with terminations for wired or wireless use. The microphone’s wide dynamic range and tolerance for high sound pressure levels ensures intelligible, natural-sounding audio that’s ideal for use by stage and television talent, lecturers, and worship leaders.

The directionality of the BP898 cardioid element has a pronounced proximity effect when used at close range, enhancing the user’s voice. This low-frequency enhancement drops off when the microphone is used at a distance. If the mic needs to be used at a greater distance or a less focused pickup is desired, the BP899 with an omnidirectional capsule is recommended.

The mic’s cable is made of a robust urethane elastomer that provides ultimate flexibility and strength, while resisting abrasion and moisture. The mic comes with a clothing clip that features two strain-relief points that isolate the mic from mechanical noise transferred over the cable. Two included windscreens each feature a clasp that secures the windscreen to the mic, preventing it from blowing off in critical situations, such as at sporting events.

Available wired and wireless models:

BP898 – 55" (1.4 m) permanently attached cable terminated with a cH-style screw-down 4-pin connector; AT8545 power module (with 80 Hz high-pass filter) for phantom power.

BP898c – 55" (1.4 m) permanently attached cable (unterminated); no power module. 

BP898cH – 55" (1.4 m) permanently attached cable terminated with a screw-down 4-pin connector for use with Audio-Technica cH-style body-pack wireless transmitters; no power module. 

BP898cW – 55" (1.4 m) permanently attached cable terminated with a locking 4-pin connector for use with Audio-Technica cW-style body-pack wireless transmitters; no power module.

Element Fixed‐charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 270‐17,000 Hz (50 cm (1.64')), 60‐17,000 Hz (10 cm (0.33'))
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave (wired only)
Open Circuit Sensitivity ‐42 dB (7.9 mV) (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)

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