Singapore, 8th June 2018 – Audio-Technica (Booth 6C2-01, Level 6 Suntec Singapore), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is displaying the third generation of its 5000 Series Frequency-Agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems at the annual BroadcastAsia exhibition from 26th to 28th July.
Designed for use on professional tours, in stadiums, concert halls, festivals, houses of worship and other demanding audio environments, the Audio-Technica 5000 Series continues to provide incredible audio quality and proven, critically acclaimed performance for artists, broadcasters and presenters worldwide.
The new 5000 Series dual receiver offers the highest-quality wireless live sound, with A-T’s dual-compander circuitry that processes high and low frequencies separately and True Diversity operation. The receiver has been updated with two Operating Frequencies Bands:
- Band DG1: 470–700 MHz
- Band DF1: 470–608 MHz and 657–663 MHz
Also, users now have the option of selecting a standard receiver with two balanced XLR outputs (ATW-R5220) or a receiver that also includes a Dante output (ATW-R5220DAN). The full-rack receiver chassis holds two independent receivers and offers antenna power, frequency scan, IR sync functionality, a ground-lift switch, and a front-panel headphone jack.
Image above: ATW-R5220
Other new features include an antenna cascade output that connects up to eight receivers so a single pair of antennas can feed up to 16 channels of wireless, an auto squelch feature that automatically adjusts the squelch setting to maximize operating range while minimizing potential interference, and a backup frequency that can be quickly swapped by pressing the transmitter’s multifunction button in the event of unexpected interference. Software enables remote monitoring and control of the wireless system.
Two transmitters are available for use with the 5000 Series: the ATW-T5201 body-pack transmitter and the ATW-T5202 handheld transmitter. Both transmitters feature rugged, ergonomic metal bodies, highly visible dual-mode OLED screens (switchable between standard or performance views to highlight key metering), programmable features, soft-touch controls, and switchable RF power (2 mW/10 mW/50 mW). They are available in three different frequency ranges – DE1 (470–590 MHz), EG2 (589–700 MHz) and EF2 (580–608 MHz, 657–663 MHz) – to provide complete coverage of the receiver’s bandwidth. The compact ATW-T5201 is equipped with Audio-Technica’s new rugged cH-style screw-down 4-pin connector for secure connection to A-T’s cH-style lavalier and headworn microphones, or cables. The ATW-T5202 offers extremely low handling noise and includes a high-pass filter. Its industry-standard thread mount allows for the use of seven interchangeable A-T microphone capsules, as well as other compatible capsules. The advanced digital Tone Lock™ squelch effectively blocks stray RF; the digitally encoded tone also communicates transmitter data for receiver display.
Image above: ATW-T5201 Image above: ATW-T5202
Image above (Left to Right): ATW-C510, ATW-C710, ATW-C980, ATW-C4100, ATW-C6100, ATW-C3300, ATW-C5400
5000 Series components and compatible accessories are offered as individual, à la carte products to give users the greatest possible flexibility in constructing a system that fits their needs.
Audio-Technica’s third generation 5000 Series Frequency-Agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems will be available from July 2018 in multiple components*.
• ATW-R5220 dual receiver MAP US$2699.00
• ATW-R5220DAN dual receiver with Dante output MAP US$3199.00
• ATW-T5201 body-pack transmitter MAP US$999.00
• ATW-T5202 handheld transmitter (handle only, capsule sold separately) MAP US$849.00
• ATW-C510 cardioid dynamic microphone capsule (ATM510 equivalent) MAP US$99.00
• ATW-C710 cardioid condenser microphone capsule (ATM710 equivalent) MAP US$199.00
• ATW-C980 cardioid dynamic microphone capsule (ATM98 equivalent) MAP US$299.00
• ATW-C4100 cardioid dynamic microphone capsule (AE4100 equivalent) MAP US$189.00
• ATW-C6100 hypercardioid dynamic microphone capsule (AE6100 equivalent) MAP US$189.00
• ATW-C3300 cardioid condenser microphone capsule (AE3300 equivalent) MAP US$279.00
• ATW-C5400 cardioid condenser microphone capsule (AE5400 equivalent) MAP US$379.00
*There are other configurations available for purchase as well. Please head down to Audio-Technica booth 6C2-01 to find out more.