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AUDIO-TECHNICA UNVEILS BP893 HEADWORN MicroEarset
— The BP893 is ideal
for theater, house-of-worship and broadcast use —
OH, November 17, 2010 — Audio-Technica
unveils its BP893
MicroEarset Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone.
With its ergonomically molded earpiece and unobtrusive one-inch boom,
the BP893 offers inconspicuous placement along with clear, consistent
voice pickup. Its extended frequency response provides natural sound
reproduction, and its lightweight low-profile design and ease of use
make the microphone ideal for use in theatrical performances, houses
of worship and broadcast studios.
BP893 is positioned unobtrusively over either ear. Its omnidirectional
miniature condenser capsule offers outstanding pickup tailored for
crystal-clear vocal reproduction, similar to that of a high-quality
lavalier microphone. The mic is also ideal for use in violin pickup
– violinists should simply wear the BP893 over the ear as usual,
and there is no need for clamps on the violin.
microphone includes a 55-inch (1.4-meter) permanently attached miniature
cable. Its free end connects to the provided AT8539 power module via
a locking four-pin connector. The connector is also compatible with
all A-T UniPak® body-pack transmitters. The output of the power
module is a three-pin XLRM-type connector.
microphone requires 11V to 52V phantom power for operation. A recessed
switch in the power module permits the choice of flat response or
low-frequency roll-off (via the integral 80-Hz high-pass UniSteep®
filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The BP893 comes equipped
with a power module, a cable clip, two windscreens, two element covers,
a moisture guard, a belt clip and a protective carrying case. The
microphone is available in both black and theater beige.
microphone is also available in a variety of wireless models, including
the BP893cW. The BP893cW includes a 55-inch (1.4-meter) permanently
attached miniature cable terminated with a locking four-pin connector
for use with Audio-Technica UniPak® body-pack transmitters. Models
are also available in a variety of terminations for use with many
other manufacturers’ wireless systems (see below). No power
module or belt clip is included (or required) with the wireless models.
The wireless models’ dimensions, polar pattern and included
accessories are otherwise identical to those of the BP893.
BP893 and BP893-TH will be available in December 2010 at an MSRP of
Wireless Units and Cable Terminations (Model numbers ending in “TH”
BP893cW, BP893cW-TH Terminated with locking 4-pin connector for use
UniPak body-pack transmitters; $359.00 MSRP.
BP893cL4, BP893cL4-TH Terminated for Sennheiser® wireless systems
connector; $439.00 MSRP.
BP893cLM3, BP893cLM3-TH Terminated for Sennheiser wireless systems
3.5 mm connector; $379.00 MSRP.
BP893cT4, BP893cT4-TH Terminated for Shure® wireless systems using
connector; $379.00 MSRP.
BP893cT5, BP893cT5-TH Terminated for Lectrosonics® wireless systems
type connector; $379.00 MSRP.
BP893c, BP893c-TH Unterminated; $339.00 MSRP.
Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
Low frequency roll-off 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave (wired only)
Open circuit sensitivity -34 dB (19.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance 245 ohms (wired only)
Maximum input sound level 114 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 3% T.H.D.
Dynamic range (typical) 88 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL (wired only)
Signal-to-noise ratio¹ 68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*
Phantom power requirements 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical (wired only)
Current consumption 0.1 mA typical at 5V (wireless only)
Voltage range 2.5-11V (wireless only)
Switch Flat, roll-off (wired only)
Weight Microphone, boom & earpiece: 0.07 oz (2.0 g)
Power module (wired only): 3.0 oz (85 g)
Dimensions Microphone: 0.32" (8.1 mm) long, 0.10" (2.6 mm)
Boom: 1.04" (26.4 mm) long, 0.04" (1.07 mm) diameter
Power module (wired only): 3.84" (97.6 mm) long, 0.74"
(18.9 mm) diameter
Output connector (power module) Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Cable 55" (1.4 m) long (permanently attached to microphone),
0.06" (1.6 mm) diameter, 2-conductor shielded cable with locking
4-pin connector (wired and cW versions only)
Audio-Technica case style M31
Accessories furnished AT8539 power module (wired only); AT8440 cable
AT8157 windscreens; two AT8156 element covers; moisture
guard; belt clip (wired only); carrying case
In the interest of standards development, A-T U.S.
offers full details on its test methods to other industry professionals
1 Pascal = 10 dynes/cm2 = 10 microbars = 94 dB SPL
¹ Typical, A-weighted, using Audio Precision System One.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
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Photo Caption 1: Black BP893 and accessories
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Photo Caption 2: Black and beige BP893 units with accessories
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Photo Caption 3: Black and beige BP893 units
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Photo Caption 4: Beige BP893 and accessories
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