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Audio-Technica Enhances 2000 Series Wireless Systems

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Audio-Technica in Stow, Ohio, is updating its 2000 Series wireless systems, including the ATW-R2100a receiver, the ATW-T210a bodypack transmitter and the ATW-T220a handheld transmitter. The 2000 Series frequency-agile True Diversity UHF wireless system offers straightforward setup, automatic scanning and other advanced wireless features.

Audio-Technica 2000 Series Wireless System

The ATW-R2100a receiver features automatic frequency scanning that automatically selects the most appropriate frequency for the area in which the wireless is operating. A pre-coordinated integral channel plan allows for simultaneous operation of any of the 10 channels in a given location, in one of two UHF frequency ranges. True diversity operation selects the better signal from the two receiver sections, reducing dropouts. Advanced Tone Lock adjustable squelch system fights interference. The receiver includes balanced XLR-type and unbalanced ¼-inch output connections; ground-lift switch on XLR-type output; metal receiver construction; rackmount kit and detachable UHF receiver antennas; field-replaceable bodypack transmitter antenna; highpass filter; adjustable squelch; soft-touch controls and LCD display; and control of input sensitivity. A two-position switch turns on/off 12-volt AC antenna power for use with powered antennas or other in-line RF devices and accessories.

The ATW-T210a UniPak bodypack transmitter features a latching cover to protect the internal controls from being accidentally activated and a recessed four-pin HRS-type locking input connector to increase the life of the microphone cable. Inputs are available on the transmitter for low impedance microphone, and high impedance musical instrument or line input. The transmitter supplies DC bias voltage to power condenser microphones. A recessed power/mute switch allows for operation without the need to look at the transmitter. A red LED power/battery indicator glows when the transmitter is turned on and the batteries are in operating condition. An RF power select switch offers high and low settings.

The redesigned ATW-T220a handheld transmitter uses a PRO 41-type dynamic unidirectional capsule to maintain sonic consistency with wired counterparts. Adjustable trim control helps match the microphone to the audio source and an ergonomically designed handle and end-mounted recessed controls help maintain a clean, uncluttered appearance. A rugged steel head case protects the capsule while providing relief from wind-induced noise. Both transmitters function with standard, readily available AA alkaline batteries providing more than eight hours of operation and feature a channel selection switch. An RF power select switch offers high and low settings.

Audio-Technica states that its revamped 2000 Series frequency-agile True Diversity UHF wireless system will be available in the summer of 2010. The ATW-2110a Basic System ($429 MSRP) includes ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak transmitter.

ATW-2120a Dynamic Handheld Microphone System ($499 MSRP) includes ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T220a handheld unidirectional dynamic microphone/transmitter.

ATW-2129a Lavalier Microphone System ($499 MSRP) includes ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-210a UniPak transmitter with AT829cW lavalier microphone.

ATW-2192a Headworn Microphone System ($799 MSRP) includes ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-210a UniPak transmitter with MicroSet BP892cW (black color microphone, ear set and cable) omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone.

ATW-2192a-TH Headworn Microphone System “Theater” model ($799 MSRP) includes ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-210a UniPak transmitter with MicroSet BP892cW-TH (beige color microphone, ear set and cable) omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone.

Also available are the ATW-R2100a Diversity Receiver ($329 MSRP), ATW-T210a UniPak Bodypack Transmitter ($239 MSRP), ATW-T220a Handheld Unidirectional Dynamic microphone/transmitter ($329 MSRP), and MicroSet BP892cW or BP892cW-TH omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone terminated for use with UniPak transmitter ($439 MSRP).

For more information, visit www.audio-technica.com.