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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES BP896
— Company unveils a subminiature omnidirectional lavalier condenser
microphone engineered to deliver high quality audio with low profile
design for on-camera applications —
STOW, OH, April 20, 2009 — Audio-Technica
introduces its smallest lavalier offering to date, the BP896 Subminiature
Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone. Intended for capture
of high-quality audio with unobtrusive profile, the BP896 provides maximum
intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for broadcasters, lecturers,
church/house of worship users, actors and presenters. The BP896 capsule
measures a mere 2.5 mm in diameter, making it ideal for applications
requiring minimum visibility. The microphone operates on phantom power
and includes a complete accessory kit. The BP896 is available in black
and beige wired and wireless models. The wireless offerings include
a multitude of terminations designed to work with Audio-Technica and
other manufacturers’ wireless systems.
The ruggedly designed BP896 handles high SPLs and offers
a wide frequency response. The subminiature omni element is enclosed
in a durable, low-profile housing with internal construction designed
to minimize noise from handling, clothing and wind. The microphone plugs
into the included AT8539 power module, which provides a low-frequency
roll-off switch and an integral XLR3M connector supplying a low-impedance
balanced output. The extensive accessory kit includes a clothing clip
base, viper clip base, three single mic holders, two double mic holders,
two windscreens, and six element covers (two each in black, white, and
beige) for blending in with users’ attire. A protective carrying
case is also included.
The BP896 will be available in June 2009 with pricing
(U.S. MSRPs) as follows:
BP896 – Subminiature omnidirectional condenser lavalier
BP896-TH – “Theater” model; same as
BP896, except beige color mic and cable: $479.00.
BP896c – Same as BP896, but less-power module and
unterminated 1.4 m (55") cable: $319.00.
BP896c-TH – “Theater” model, same as
BP896c, except beige color mic and cable: $319.00.
For wireless systems:
BP896cW – Same as BP896, except terminated for use with Audio-Technica
UniPak® transmitters: $339.00.
BP896cW-TH – “Theater” model same as
BP896cW, except beige color mic and cable: $339.00.
BP896cL4 – Same as BP896, except terminated for
use with Sennheiser wireless systems (Lemo
BP896cL4-TH – “Theater” model, same
as BP896cL4, except beige color mic and cable: $419.00.
BP896cLM3 – Same as BP896, except terminated for
use with Sennheiser wireless systems (3.5 mm
locking mini-plug): $379.00.
BP896cLM3-TH – “Theater” model, same
as BP896cLM3, except beige color mic and cable: $379.00.
BP896cT4 – Same as BP896, except terminated for
use with Shure wireless systems (TA4F-type
BP896cT4-TH – “Theater” model, same
as BP896cT4, except beige color mic and cable: $379.00.
BP896cT5 – Same as BP896, except terminated for
use with Lectrosonics wireless systems (TA5F-type connector): $379.00.
BP896cT5-TH – “Theater” model, same
as BP896cT5, except beige color mic and cable: $379.00.
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Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide,
Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned
for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones,
headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.
—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica
Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow,
Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com