The AT829CW is a wireless clip-on lavalier condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. It is designed for professional business presentations, public speaking and theater performances. The AT829CW microphone is intended to be worn on the clothing for excellent yet unobtrusive sound pickup. The wide-range capability of the microphone ensures clean, accurate reproduction with high intelligibility for speakers,presenters and other performers. The AT829CW’s cardioid polar pattern provides a 120 degree angle ofacceptance. It includes a 1.4 m (55 in.) permanently attached miniature cable. Its free end terminates in a locking 4-pin connector for use withAudio-Technica UniPak body-pack transmitters. The AT829CW microphone also comes equipped with a clothing clip and a windscreen. Operation For use as a lavalier, attach the microphone about six inches below the chin. Anticipate movements that may cause the microphone to rub againstor be covered by clothing, and position the microphone to avoid it. The provided foam wind screen simply slips over the head of the microphone, effectively reducing wind noise and popping. Avoid leaving the microphone in the open sun or in areas where temperatures exceed 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) for extended periods. Extremely high humidity should also be avoided.
Audio Technica’s AT829cW is a cardioid-pattern condenser lavalier mic that’s perfect for professional business presentations, public speaking, theater performances, and other event use.
These microphones’ small size allows them to be worn as a lavalier, or hidden in loose clothing.
The 55-inch cable is terminated with a locking 4-pin connector for use with Audio Technica’s UniPak body-pack wireless transmitters.
- Element: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Cable: 55-inch (1.4 m), terminated for use with Audio-Technica UniPak body-pack transmitters
What’s in the Box
AT829cW Microphone, Clothing clip, Windscreen
The AT829cW is a wireless clip-on/lavalier condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. It is designed for professional business presentations, public speaking and theater performances.
The microphone is intended to be worn on the clothing for excellent yet unobtrusive sound pickup. The wide-range capability of the microphone ensures clean, accurate reproduction with high intelligibility for speakers, presenters and other performers. The microphone’s cardioid polar pattern provides a 120° angle of acceptance. The microphone includes a 1.4 m (55″) permanently attached miniature cable. Its free end terminates in a locking 4-pin connector for use with Audio-Technica UniPak body-pack transmitters. The microphone comes equipped with a clothing clip and a windscreen.
From the manufacturer
In the early 1960s at Tokyo’s Bridgestone Museum of Art, curator Hideo Matsushita hosted LP listening concerts, where people would experience vinyl records played on high-quality audio equipment. In 1962, Matsushita founded Audio-Technica with the vision of producing high-quality audio for everyone. Building on our passion for listening we have grown to design critically acclaimed headphones, turntables and microphones, remaining a family business and retaining the belief that high-quality audio should be accessible to all.
Daniel Combs –
Used this product before and it works very well – Great Pick up Sound.The mic is very sensitive when the frequency and squelch are set. Picks up audio and voice very well when presenting. With a good audio system with good speakers, you can’t go wrong with this production.
Steve Robbins –
Beware severely substandard wiresFor all the great things Audio Technica sells, these microphones are good quality with a fatal defect. Their wire is not properly shielded AND it always breaks at the point it emerges from the body pack. Their lifetime is severely limited by that, because, of course the wire is not a serviceable part.To try to prevent the fatigue failures we’ve had before, I reinforced the first one and a half inches of the wire at the connector with plastidip, making it thicker at the connector and tapering along its length. I’ve also instructed the users not to wrap the wire around the body pack after use, but to leave it free, in a straight line. I hope that results in a lifetime of more than a year for this microphone.With proper design, this recurrent failure mode just wouldn’t happen. Even cheap, substandard microphones, which this is not, use decent, reinforced, shielded wires. The little things matter, Audio Technica! I expect more from you.
Bobbie D –
Good microphone replacement for our AT Body Pack lavalier.Good microphone replacement for our Audio Technica Body Pack lavalier. It was plug it in and turn it on.It sounds good and works great as a replacement for our previous microphone that had the cable finally go bad after 10 years of weekly use. You do need to be careful where you place this microphone on the person speaking to avoid sounds of movement but still get the voice well, but that’s not unusual for these. We use this in a church setting, so we only really use them once a week.The cable on this microphone is a bit too long for our use, but it’s not too much of an issue. The cable length does give you lots of options on transmitter placement, but in a church setting it’s more of a nuisance than a help. Had they made it about a foot shorter I would have given them 5 out of 5.I heare that others have issues with durability, where the cable breaks from being bent too often right at the connector, and I suppose that with the longer cable it might be tempting to wind the cable around the transmitter and break it faster, but with proper care this shouldn’t be a problem. Just train you staff to not abuse the cable (you do train them on stuff like this) and you should get years of trouble free service.
Does it workI got this for our church as we already had an Audio Technica system 10 mic with head worn mic which kept bothering him around his ear. The church wanted to buy a new Lavalier mic system for him, but I checked and found this Lavalier mic which works perfectly with the system we already have. The Pastor is very happy now because his ear is irritated anymore.
Kindle Customer –
Sound is good but the clip is notThe clip is a simple crocodile clip. It looks bad. You can not adjust it, you can not turn it. Does not like that at all.Wire is durable. it will last longer than cheap tiny wire.
Amazon Customer –
So far works great.We bought it to fit with our Audio Technica mic system we’ve had for a few years now. The cord is a bit thicker than what we have, but the quality is very good on this mic. We’ve only used it 3 times now. So I can’t comment on durability yet. But so far everything has worked well and it was a 4 pin mic which was what we needed and it was compatible.
Better than expected.A very nice sounding mic for the price. I use it on a X32 for church services and the voice sound quality was surprisingly good. You do have to do some eq to take some tinniness out (I used a pretty big dip at around 600hz and another smaller dip at roughly 1k) and it was great!
Dennis Evers G –
Perfect companion for AT System 10 transmiterThis microphone has a cardioid polar pattern reception useful to reject not desirable sound sources and has Hiroshi 4pin Conector
Allan F. Dunavan –
A very good mic with good on axis directional response.Device worked well when centered in the middle of the presenters clothing. It’s very directional so if you have a preacher who moves their head back and forth, you”ll need to have them clip under their chin if they move their head a lot. Originally, had clipped to the left side of preachers shawl and would lose some dynamics when she moved her head to the right. This replaced a Audio Technica head set because we have a preacher with a very big head.
metallic and of good quality. ConnectorClip: metallic and of good quality. Connector: seems fine. Cable: flexible and a bit thiker than the one that came with original unipack omni mic. the strain relieve looks a bit delicate but so far so good. Mic: it is larger than the standard omni mic, has a plastic body. Sound: the timber is quite different from the omni and more natural. It works much better in noisy environment and provides less acoustic feedback with a PA but not enough to get rid of it completely – additional measures are required. in general, very satisfied considering the price.