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Audio Technica AT898 Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone

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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. 


- 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



Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser

Polar Pattern


Frequency Response

200-15,000 Hz

Low Frequency Roll-Off

80 Hz, 12 dB/octave

Open Circuit Sensitivity

Phantom: -43 dB (7.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa 
Battery: -46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa


Phantom: 200 ohms 
Battery: 250 ohms

Maximum Input Sound Level

Phantom: 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 Ratio

63 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Phantom Power Requirements

11-52V DC, 2 mA typical

Battery Type

1.5V AA/UM3

Battery Current / Life

0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical (alkaline)


Flat, 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

Output Connector (Power Module)

Integral 3-pin XLRM-type


9.8′ (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 Furnished

AT8537 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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