Videographers benefit from using boundary mics when conducting documentary style interviews, and the Audio Technica ATR4697 Boundary Mic is a condenser boundary microphone that has a polar, omnidirectional pattern. It has a low profile design that means it sits low on a flat surface, reducing the visibility on video shoots and during interviews with multiple people.


The omnidirectional pick up pattern means that this microphone gives full coverage of the surrounding area, so it is ideal when you are shooting a group of people seated around a table, as each person will be heard clearly. The permanently attached cable with 3.5mm mini-plug connection means that connecting the microphone to other devices is quick and easy, and the cable cannot become disconnected or lost. The 4.9 inch cable will be long enough for most situations, and the standard connection means that fitting this mic to an extension cable will not be difficult when a longer cord is needed.

This is a sturdily built microphone designed to be long lasting. The on-off switch is located underneath the microphone, so it cannot accidentally be switched off during the interview or video conference. It is also lightweight, so extremely portable, weighing only 1.7 oz. This is perfect if you hold your interviews in a number of different places and need to transport equipment. The small size and weight will not add bulk to your video equipment bag when traveling to video destinations.

The Audio Technica ATR4697 Boundary Mic is a small, inexpensive condenser microphone that is suited to small rooms where video interviewing will be used, but where having the highest quality audio is not the top priority.

Product Specifications

  • Economical
  • Element: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Frequency Response: 50 – 15,000 Hz
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity: -46 dB
  • Impedance: 1,000 ohms
  • Weight: 48 g (1.7 oz)
  • Dimensions: 60mm diameter, 15mm high
  • Cable: 1.5 m (4.9′) terminated with 3.5 mm (1/8″) mini-plug
  • Accessories Furnished: 6.3 mm (1/4″) adapter plug
  • Price $24

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