By PSW Staff • June 3, 2009 The new Audio-Technica BP896 is available in black and beige models, and for both wired and wireless applications Audio-Technica introduces its smallest lavalier offering to date, the BP896 subminiature omnidirectional condenser microphone, intended for capture of high-quality audio with unobtrusive profile and providing maximum intelligibility as well as clean, accurate reproduction. 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 BP896 accessory kit 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 is available in June 2009 with pricing (U.S. MSRPs) as follows: BP896 Subminiature omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone $479.00. BP896-TH “Theater” model same as BP896, except beige color mic and cable $479.00. BP896c Same as BP896, but less power model 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 Connector) $419.00. 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 connector) $379.00. 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. Audio-Technica Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Applications Audio Audio-Technica Balanced Cables Cases Church Sound Concerts Condenser Connectors Frequencies Intelligibility Kits Lectrosonics Live Microphones New Noise Power Systems Theatre Websites Wireless Systems · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.