Audio Technica ATW-252 System information

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200 Series Professional
VHF Wireless Systems
ATW-251
ATW-251/G
ATW-251/H
ATW-251/L
ATW-252
0891
Options
Guitar
Active
Presenter
Vocal
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Installation and Operation
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Antennas
Figure A (p. 3)
Receiver Controls and Functions
2
1a
3
4
1b
Figure B - Front panel controls and functions
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Figure C - Rear panel controls and functions
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Transmitter Controls and Functions
Microphone
Trimmer (MT)
Guitar Trimmer
(GT)
➞
(under screwdriver clip)
➞
Battery-Save Switch
Battery Polarity
Diagram
Figure D
Figure E
Battery Polarity
Diagram
Battery-Save
Switch
Figure F
Gain Trimmer
Screwdriver
Figure G
Battery Condition
Indicator
Power Switch
Off/Standby/On
Battery Condition
Indicator
BATT.
INPUT
Input
Connector
OFF ST ON
POWER BATT. ANT
ST.BY
ON
OFF
Antenna
Power Switch
On/Standby/Off
Figure H
Figure I
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Professional VHF Wireless Systems
Installation and Operation
This device complies with the European R&TTE Directive.
Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not
cause harmful interference.
CAUTION! Electrical shock can result from removal of the
receiver cover. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
No user-serviceable parts inside. Do not expose to rain or
moisture.
The circuits inside the receiver and transmitter have been
precisely adjusted for optimum performance and compliance
with federal regulations. Do not attempt to open the receiver
or transmitter. To do so will void the warranty, and may cause
improper operation.
Notice to individuals with implanted cardiac pacemakers
or AICD devices:
Any source of RF (radio frequency) energy may interfere with
normal functioning of the implanted device. All wireless
microphones have low-power transmitters (less than 0.05 watts
output) which are unlikely to cause difficulty, especially if they
are at least a few inches away. However, since a “body-pack”
mic transmitter typically is placed against the body, we suggest
attaching it at the belt, rather than in a shirt pocket where it may
be immediately adjacent to the medical device. Note also that
any medical-device disruption will cease when the RF
transmitting source is turned off. Please contact your physician
or medical-device provider if you have any questions, or
experience any problems with the use of this or any other RF
equipment.
Introduction
Thank you for choosing an Audio-Technica professional wireless
system. You have joined thousands of other satisfied customers
who have chosen our products because of their quality,
performance and reliability. This wireless microphone system
is the successful result of years of design and manufacturing
experience.
Each 200 Series professional VHF wireless system includes a
receiver and either a body-pack transmitter or a handheld
microphone/transmitter on a specific crystal-controlled
frequency. ATW-T201 UniPak™ body-pack transmitter systems
include models pre-packaged with an AT8319 guitar cable (/G),
a PRO 8HEcW headworn microphone (/H), or a
lavalier mic (/L) for particular applications. All A-T Wireless
Essentials® microphones and cables, available separately, are preterminated for use with any 200 system.
Because 200 Series packaging is designed to hold all versions of
the system, some compartments in the carton are
intentionally left empty.
The versatile ATW-T201 UniPak body-pack transmitter has both a
high-impedance input for instruments, and a low-impedance input
with bias connection for use with dynamic and electret condenser
microphones. The ATW-T202 handheld transmitter features a
unidirectional dynamic microphone element.
Both the body-pack and handheld transmitters use internal
9-volt batteries and have Off/Standby/On switches, input Trim
(level) adjustments and battery-save switches.
About RF Interference:
Please note that wireless frequencies are shared with other
radio services
Please make certain, that you follow the national regulations of
the country where you are planning to use the system
If you need help with operation or frequency selection, please
contact your local dealer or Audio-Technica. Extensive
wireless information is also available on www.audiotechnica.com.
“CAUTION! Do not expose batteries to excessive heat, such
as direct sunlight or open fires.”
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See pages 2-3 for illustrations.
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Receiver Installation
Location
For best operation the receiver should be at least 3' (1 m) above
the ground and at least 3' (1 m) away from a wall or metal surface
to minimize reflections. Keep the receiver
antennas away from noise sources such as digital equipment,
motors, automobiles and neon lights, as well as away from large
metal objects. In multi-channel systems, position receivers at
least 3' (1 m) apart and keep operating
transmitters at least 6' (2 m) from the receivers to help assure
maximum RF performance.
Output Connection
The receiver provides unbalanced, aux-level output from a 1/4" TS
(“mono”) phone jack; an output cable is not included. Use
a shielded audio cable with 1/4" phone plug to connect the
receiver’s AF Out jack to the mixer/amplifier’s aux-level input.
A novel “dipole” antenna system on the receiver improves
operation by providing a “ground” element in addition to the
usual “signal” element. Position the two antennas at 90° in the
form of a “V,” or position the left (“signal”) antenna vertically and
the right (“ground”) antenna horizontally, in the shape of
an “L” (Fig. A). Use the position that performs better in your
operating environment. Be certain to extend both antennas to
their full 15" (38 cm) length by holding them at their bases and
pulling out on their caps. Both antenna elements may be
swiveled to the left and right, but do not attempt to rotate them in
a screwing/unscrewing motion. To do so may damage the
antenna and/or receiver. For best performance, locate the
receiver so its antennas are in direct line-of-sight to the
transmitter's likely operating position.
Front Panel Controls and Functions (Fig. B)
Power Connection
Connect the DC plug on the included AC power adapter to the
DC power input on the back of the receiver. Secure the cord over
the cord hook on the back of the receiver, to keep the plug from
being detached by an accidental tug on the cord. Then plug the
adapter into a standard 230 Volt 50 Hz AC power outlet.
(Note that the receiver has no power Off/On switch. The receiver
will be energized whenever the power adapter is
connected and plugged into the AC outlet. Unplug the power
supply from the AC outlet when the system is not in use – both
for safety, and to conserve energy.)
Antennas
Receiver Controls and Functions
1. ANTENNAS: Position the “signal” antenna (1a) and
“ground” antenna (1b) as shown in Figure A.
2. POWER INDICATOR: Lights when power is supplied to
the receiver.
3. RF INDICATOR: Lights to show presence of transmitter
signal.
4. AF PEAK INDICATOR: Only lights when audio distortion
is present at maximum modulation. Not affected by
position of Volume control.
Rear Panel Controls and Functions (Fig. C)
5. AUDIO OUTPUT JACK: 1/4" TS (Tip-Sleeve) or “mono”
phone jack. Use a shielded cable to connect to an
unbalanced aux-level input of a mixer or amplifier.
6. VOLUME CONTROL: Adjusts the audio level at the 1/4"
output jack. Does not affect AF Peak indicator.
7. CORD HOOK: Loop the cord around the cord hook to keep
the DC plug from pulling out accidentally.
8. POWER INPUT JACK: Connect the DC plug from the
included AC adapter.
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Transmitter Setup
Battery Selection and Installation
An alkaline 9-volt battery is recommended. Make certain the
transmitter power switch is Off before installing or changing
batteries.
When inserting the battery, observe correct polarity as marked
inside the battery compartment. The transmitter housings are
designed to prevent incorrect installation of the battery; do not
force the battery in. Reversed batteries may cause damage to
the transmitter.
UniPak™ Transmitter Battery Installation
1. Slide off the battery cover as shown in Figure D.
2. Carefully insert a fresh 9V alkaline battery, observing polarity
markings.
3. Replace the battery cover (Fig. E).
Handheld Transmitter Battery Installation
1. While holding the upper part of the transmitter body just
below the ball-screen, unscrew the lower body cover and
slide it downward to expose the battery compartment
(Fig. F). Do not attempt to pull the lower body farther
down, or to gain access to the electronics.
UniPak™ Transmitter Input Connection
Connect an audio input device (microphone or guitar cable) to the
input connector on the bottom of the transmitter. The
cable connector latches automatically when inserted into the
transmitter jack. To unlatch and remove the connector, simply pull
up on the connector’s knurled metal collar.
A number of Audio-Technica professional microphones and
cables are available separately, pre-terminated with a UniPak
input connector (see “Optional System Accessories” on
page 9).
Transmitting Antenna
The UniPak transmitter includes a permanently attached flexible
antenna. For best results, allow the antenna to hang freely and full
length from the bottom of the transmitter. If the received signal is
marginal, experiment with different transmitter
positions on your body or instrument; or try repositioning the
receiver. Do not attempt to remove, replace or change the
length of the transmitting antenna.
2. Lift the white “battery keeper” arm until it sticks straight out
from the mic body (no higher). Then carefully insert a fresh
9V alkaline battery, observing polarity markings.
3. Screw the body back together. Do not overtighten.
Battery Condition Indicator
The red battery condition indicator (Fig. H/I) should light strongly
with a fresh battery. As the battery weakens, the indicator will
grow dimmer. When the indicator becomes very dim or goes out,
there is little life left in the battery. Replace it at once for continued
operation of the transmitter.
All transmitters feature battery-save switches (Fig. D/F). As
supplied, the switch is set in the High position for maximum
range. Switching to the Low position increases battery life by
reducing power. (Note: Effective range decreases when the
switch is set in Low position.)
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See pages 2-3 for illustrations.
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System Operation
Turn down the receiver volume control and the mixer/amplifier
level before starting up the wireless system. Do not switch on
the transmitter yet.
Receiver on...
Plug the power supply into an AC power source. The green Power
indicator on the front panel will light.
Transmitter on...
When the transmitter is switched on, the receiver’s yellow RF
signal indicator will light. The transmitters have a 3-position power
switch. When the switch is set to “Standby” (ST or ST.BY), the
transmitter produces RF with no audio signal. When the switch is
“On,” the transmitter produces both RF and audio. Excessive
audio input to the transmitter will cause the receiver’s red AF
Peak indicator to light.
Receiver Volume
Under typical operating conditions, the receiver's volume
control should be turned all the way up, with overall system audio
gain adjusted at the mixer or amplifier.
Input Level Adjustment
Input trimmer controls in the transmitters enable you to
maximize performance for a particular microphone or guitar
sensitivity, or to adjust for different acoustic input levels.
Adjusting Input Level - UniPak Transmitter
Slide the battery cover off the top part of transmitter and remove
the screwdriver from its clip (Fig. D). Gently turn both the “MT”
(Mic Trimmer) and “GT” (Guitar Trimmer) controls to their full
counterclockwise positions (toward “LO”).
• Microphone: Adjusting input level
Gently turn only the “MT” (Mic Trimmer) control all the way
up (clockwise, toward “Hi”). Check for excessive gain by
speaking/singing into the microphone at typically loud levels while
watching the receiver’s AF Peak indicator. If the AF Peak indicator
does light, turn the MT control slightly counterclockwise until the
AF Peak indicator no longer lights with maximum audio input to
the transmitter.
• Guitar: Adjusting input level
Gently turn only the “GT” (Guitar Trimmer) control all the way up
(clockwise, toward “Hi”). Check for excessive gain by
playing at typically loud levels while watching the receiver’s AF
Peak indicator. If the AF Peak indicator does light, turn the GT
control slightly counterclockwise until the AF Peak indicator no
longer lights with maximum instrument input to the transmitter.
After adjusting input level, return the screwdriver to its clip
and reinstall the battery cover. No further transmitter gain
adjustments should be needed, as long as the input device
and the acoustic input level are not changed.
Adjusting Input Level - Handheld Transmitter
Unscrew the lower body cover and slide it downward, exposing
the screwdriver and Gain Trimmer control (Fig. G). Remove the
screwdriver from its clip. Gently turn the control to its full
clockwise position (toward the side marked “H”), the factory
setting. Check for excessive gain by speaking/singing into the
microphone at typically-loud levels while watching the receiver’s
AF Peak indicator. If the AF Peak indicator does light, turn the Gain
Trimmer control slightly counterclockwise until the AF Peak
indicator no longer lights with maximum audio input to the
mic/transmitter.
Return the screwdriver to its clip and close and secure the lower
body. No further transmitter gain adjustments should
be needed, as long as the acoustic input does not change
significantly.
CAUTION! The small trimmer controls are delicate; use
only the supplied screwdriver. Do not force the trimmers
beyond their normal 190 o range of rotation.
Return the screwdriver to its storage clip when not in use.
Ten Tips To Obtain The Best Results
1. Use only fresh alkaline batteries. Do not use “general purpose”
(carbon-zinc) batteries.
2. Position the receiver so that it has the fewest possible
obstructions between it and the normal location of the transmitter.
Line-of-sight is best.
3. The transmitter and the receiver should be as close together as
conveniently possible, but not less than 6' (2 m).
4. Do not place the receiver antennas within 3' (1 m) of another
receiver or antenna.
5. The receiver antennas should be kept away from any metal.
6. A receiver cannot receive signals from two transmitters at the
same time.
7. In the UniPak transmitter, the “MT” or “GT” input control not
in use should be set to minimum.
8. If the receiver output is set too low, the overall signal-to-noise ratio
of the system may be reduced. Conversely, if the volume control
of the receiver is set too high, it may over-drive the input of the
mixer/amplifier, causing distortion. Adjust the output level of the
receiver so the highest sound pressure level going into the
microphone (or the loudest instrument playing level) causes no
input overload in the mixer, and yet permits the mixer level
controls to operate in their “normal” range (not set too high or
too low). This provides the optimum signal-to-noise for the
entire system.
9. Turn the transmitter off when not in use. Remove the battery if
the transmitter is not to be used for a period of time.
10. Unplug the receiver from the AC outlet when the system is not
in use.
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System Operating Frequencies
Frequency Selection
Each transmitter/receiver system operates on a single factory
aligned, crystal-controlled frequency. Available frequencies are
shown in the chart below.
The frequency of each transmitter appears on a label on the
outside of the unit. The frequency of each receiver appears on a
label on the rear panel of the unit and the frequency of each
system appears on the outer carton. For future reference, please
record them in the space provided below.
RF Interference
Please note that wireless frequencies are shared with other radio
services. According to national regulations, “Wireless
microphone operations are unprotected from interference from
other licensed operations within the band. If any interference
is received by any Government or non-Government operation, the
wireless microphone must cease operation...”
If you need assistance with operation or frequency selection,
please contact your dealer or the A-T professional division.
Extensive wireless information also is available on the A-T Web
site at www.audio-technica.com.
Freq. (MHz)
173.800 MHz
-
174.600 MHz
-
175.000 MHz
Systems on these frequencies may be combined for up to three simultaneous operating
channels.
For future reference, please record your system information here
(the serial numbers appear near the screwdriver clip in each transmitter,
and on the bottom of each receiver):
Operating Frequency
Frequency
•
MHz
Receiver
Model ATW-R250
Serial Number
Transmitter
Model ATW-T20
Serial Number
1/2
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Specifications†
OVERALL SYSTEM
Operating Frequency
Frequency Stability
Modulation Mode
Maximum Deviation
Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Frequency Response
RECEIVER
Receiving System
Image Rejection
Signal-to-noise Ratio
Total Harmonic Distortion
Sensitivity
Audio Output
Output Connector
Power Supply
Dimensions
Net Weight
Accessories Included
VHF high band, 173 MHz to 175 MHz
±0.005%
FM
±15 kHz
70m typical
40° F (4° C) to 110° F (43° C)
80 Hz to 13 kHz
Non-diversity, single-channel,
dual antenna system
50 dB minimum
80 dB at 10 kHz deviation (IEC-weighted),
maximum modulation 15 kHz
≤1% (10 kHz deviation at 1 kHz)
20 dBµV for 60 dB S/N (IEC-weighted)
350 mV (1 kHz modulation, 10 kHz
deviation, 100k ohm load)
1/ " TS (“mono”) phone jack
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230V AC (50Hz) to 12V DC 500mA
(centre positive) external power supply.
190.0 mm W x 42.0 mmH x
130.0 mm D
311 grams
Power supply
UNIPAK™ TRANSMITTER
RF Power Output
Spurious Emissions
Dynamic Range
Input Connections
Battery (not included)
Current Consumption
Battery Life
Dimensions
Net Weight (without battery)
HANDHELD TRANSMITTER
RF Power Output
Spurious Emissions
Dynamic Range
Microphone Element
Battery (not included)
Current Consumption
Battery Life
Dimensions
Net Weight (without battery)
Accessory Included
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High: 10 mW; Low: 2 mW, typical
According to National Regulations
≥90 dB, A-weighted
High impedance, low impedance, bias
9V (NEDA type 1604) alkaline
30 mA typical
Approximately 15 hours (High);
20 hours (Low), depending on battery type
and use pattern
65.0 mm W x 110.0 mm H
x 25.4 mm D
78 grams
High: 10 mW; Low: 2 mW, typical
Under Federal Regulations
≥90 dB, A-weighted
Dynamic unidirectional
9V (NEDA type 1604) alkaline
30 mA typical
Approximately 15 hours (High);
20 hours (Low), depending on battery type
and use pattern
241.3 mm long, 53.3 mm
maximum diameter
360 grams
AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp
In the interest of standards development, A.T.U.S. offers full details on its test methods to
other industry professionals on request.
Optional System Accessories
WIRELESS ESSENTIALS® MICROPHONES AND CABLES
All Wireless Essentials accessories are terminated for use with ATW-T201 and
other UniPak™ transmitters.
AT829cW
Miniature cardioid condenser lavalier microphone.
Includes clothing clip and windscreen.
MT830cW
Miniature omnidirectional condenser lavalier
microphone. Includes clothing clip and windscreen.
MT830cW-TH “Theater” model, same as MT830cW except beige colour
mic and cable.
AT831cW
Miniature cardioid condenser lavalier microphone.
Includes clothing clip and windscreen.
AT889cW
AT892cW
AT892cW-TH
AT898cW
AT899cW
AT899cW-TH
ATM35cW
ATM73cW
ATM75cW
PRO 8HEcW
PRO 35xcW
Headworn noise-canceling condenser microphone.
Includes windscreen and cable clip.
MicroSet® headworn omnidirectional condenser microphone.
Includes element covers, windscreens, moisture guard and
clothing clip.
“Theater” model, same as AT892cW except beige colour
mic, earset and cable.
Subminiature cardioid condenser lavalier microphone.
Includes clothing clip base, viper clip base, magnet clip base,
three single mic holders, two double mic holders and
two windscreens.
Subminiature omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone.
Includes AT899AK accessory kit.
“Theater” model, same as AT899cW except beige colour mic
and cable. Includes AT899AK-TH accessory kit.
Cardioid condenser instrument microphone.
Includes AT8418 clip-on instrument mount.
Headworn cardioid condenser microphone.
Includes windscreen.
Headworn cardioid condenser microphone.
Includes windscreen.
Headworn hypercardioid dynamic microphone.
Includes windscreen and cable clip.
Cardioid condenser instrument microphone.
U851cW
U857ALcW
AT8319
AT8317
Includes AT8418 clip-on instrument mount.
Surface-mount wide-range hemi-cardioid condenser
microphone.
Gooseneck cardioid microphone. Mounts to 5/8"-27 thread.
Includes AT8663 A-mount flange, AT8664 A-mount cable
pass-through adapter, AT8153 two-stage windscreen
Hi-Z instrument/guitar cable with 1/4" phone plug.
Connecting cable for UniPak transmitter with an XLRF-type
input connector, for Lo-Z microphones with XLRM-type
output terminations.
OTHER ACCESSORIES
AT8114
Foam windscreen for handheld transmitter.
AT8390
Premium instrument cable with 1/4" to 1/4" phone plugs.
Available in a variety of lengths.
AT8456a
Quiet-Flex™ microphone stand clamp for handheld
transmitter, 5/8"-27 threads.
AT8634
Rack-mount adapter kit mounts one ATW-R250 in a single
19" rack space.
ATW-RMS1
Remote mute switch designed to be installed between a
wireless microphone using an HRS-type connector and its
associated body-pack wireless transmitter. Includes
permanently attached 22" cable and belt clip.
ATW-RCS1
Remote momentary-mute/cough switch designed to be
installed between a wireless microphone using an HRS-type
connector and its associated body-pack wireless transmitter.
Includes permanently attached 22" cable and belt clip.
ATW-VP10
Vinyl UniPak™ pouch with belt clip to hold UniPak transmitter.
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DISCLAIMER
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to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.
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Two-Year Limited Warranty
Audio-Technica microphones and accessories purchased in the UK and EU / Europe are warranted for two years from date of purchase by
Audio-Technica Ltd. to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In event of such defect, product will be repaired promptly without charge
or, at our option, replaced with a new product of equal or superior value if delivered to A-T Ltd., prepaid, together with the proof of purchase.
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