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AUDIO-TECHNICA shows 1800 series dual-channel camera-mount UHF wireless systems at NAB


— New dual-channel system combines two independent diversity receivers into a single compact unit-

Las Vegas, NV – NAB SHOW — Audio-Technica, a leader in the design and manufacture of professional microphones and headphones, shows the 1800 Series Dual-channel Camera-mount UHF Wireless Systems. With UHF reception of 996 frequencies that are user-selectable in 25 kHz steps, the new 1800 Series provides extremely flexible, professional and easy-to-use portable wireless solutions.

Designed for broadcasters and videographers needing a system for simultaneous operation of two microphones, the dual-channel 1800 Series wireless systems include the ATW-R1820 dual receiver featuring two completely independent receiver channels in a single unit. Ergonomically designed, this compact and rugged dual receiver easily mounts on a camera. Two balanced outputs enable signals to be mixed, or independently assigned to each output. Independent audio level controls provide flexible audio mixing and monitoring possibilities.

The 1800 Series comes equipped with a choice of body-pack and plug-on transmitters. The ATW-T1801 UniPak™ body-pack transmitters feature a professional locking 4-pin connector compatible with all Audio-Technica Wireless Essentials® microphones. The ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitters feature a locking XLR connector for adapting dynamic and condenser microphones. Both transmitters are powered with two AA batteries and offer selectable high and low transmission modes to conserve battery life while maximizing power.

Additional 1800 Series features include True Diversity operation, automatic frequency scanning, Tone Lock™ squelch, back-lit LCD, soft-touch buttons, headphone monitor output with independent level control, and durable metal construction. System components of the 1800 Series and 3000 Series Wireless Systems can be used interchangeably depending on frequency selection. For users requiring the same performance in a single-channel version, Audio-Technica offers the 1800 Series Single-channel Camera-mount UHF Wireless Systems.

System configurations are as follows:
• ATW-1821: Includes ATW-R1820 dual-channel receiver, two ATW-T1801 UniPak™ body-pack transmitters and two lavalier microphones.

• ATW-1822: Includes ATW-R1820 dual-channel receiver and two ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitters.

• ATW-1823: Includes ATW-R1820 dual-channel receiver, ATW-T1801 UniPak™ body-pack transmitter, ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitter and a lavalier microphone.

• ATW-1811: Includes ATW-R1810 single-channel receiver, ATW-T1801 UniPak™ body-pack transmitter and a lavalier microphone.

• ATW-1812: Includes ATW-R1810 single-channel receiver and ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitter.

• ATW-1813: Includes ATW-R1810 single-channel receiver, ATW-T1801 UniPak™ body-pack transmitter, ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitter and a lavalier microphone.

The Audio-Technica 1800 Series Dual-channel Camera-mount UHF Wireless Systems are currently available, and Single-channel Systems will be available in June 2007. U.S. MSRPs for the 1800 Series Wireless Systems and components are as follows:

ATW-1821 Dual-channel UniPak™ body-pack system— $1,795.00
ATW-1822 Dual-channel plug-on system— $1,795.00
ATW-1823 Dual-channel combination body-pack and plug-on system— $1,795.00
ATW-1811 Single-channel UniPak™ body-pack system— $720.00
ATW-1812 Single-channel plug-on system— $720.00
ATW-1813 Single-channel combination body-pack and plug-on system— $1,020.00

Individual Components:
ATW-R1820 Dual-channel receiver— $1,350.00
ATW-R1810 Single-channel receiver— $480.00
ATW-T1801 UniPak™ body-pack transmitter— $335.00
ATW-T1802 Plug-on transmitter— $335.00

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web:


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