3000 Series
Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Microphone Systems
ming both the receiver and transmitters allows the customizing ability for
this wireless system to meet virtually any application. Advanced digital
Tone Lock™ squelch provides enhanced rejection of interference. In
addition, the Tone Lock signal from the transmitter also conveys information on the transmitter’s battery condition and mute status back to the
receiver for display. The receiver’s front panel display provides continuous
indication of RF signal strength along with the audio modulation level of
the received signal.
Designed to operate from AC or 12–18V DC, the receiver incorporates
rear-panel connections for balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4" outputs with
adjustable gain along with detachable BNC 1/4" wave antennas. Switchable 12V DC antenna power is available on the BNC-type connectors for
powered antenna accessories. The receiver is half-width for a standard
1U 19" rack-mount and includes rack-mount adapters.
Features
• Automatic frequency scanning
• High sensitivity dual IF receiving design for dropout free performance
• High-efficiency compander for flawless audio
• Three compatible frequency bands with 996 - 1001 selectable UHF frequencies per band
• 25 kHz frequency spacing makes it easier to find a clear, open frequency in crowded RF environments
• Nine pre-coordinated frequency scan groups simplify selection of usable frequencies in a multi-channel wireless system
• Receiver internal function menu with soft-touch controls
• Digital Tone Lock™ squelch
• Adjustable receiver squelch
• Transmitter battery life gauge on the front panel
• Operator alert indicators
• True Diversity receiver with silent, automatic switching
• AC or 12–18V DC operation
• Rear panel or front panel antenna mount options
• Antenna power available for powered antennas & other in-line RF devices • Balanced and unbalanced outputs
• Output level control on the rear panel
• Ground lift switch on balanced output
• Receiver mounts in a single rack space (1 or 2 units)
• All transmitters offer rugged construction, programmable features,
dual RF power output, backlit LCDs, and dual-color power/mute LED
Description
The 3000 Series frequency-agile True Diversity UHF wireless systems set
a new standard for audio and RF performance. Allowing large operating
areas and very superb noise specifications brings its performance to a
standard that provides the audio quality and reliability necessary for the
high quality sound systems of today. High sensitivity dual IF design using
True Diversity operation with silent automatic switching provides
dropout-free performance. All 3000 Series components feature soft-touch
controls for quick easy access to a large range of functions and a backlit
LCD information display in each unit provides convenient visual indication
of unit setting and operation.
The ATW-R3100b receiver features automatic frequency scanning that
eliminates the need for searching for clear channels by automatically
selecting the most appropriate frequency for the area in which the
wireless is operating. 25 kHz frequency spacing enables the system to
easily find an open frequency in crowded RF environments, while nine
pre-coordinated frequency scan groups simplify selection of usable
frequencies in a multi-channel wireless system. The flexibility in program-
All transmitters operate using two standard AA batteries and feature
high- and low-level RF output settings. The low-level setting allows two
additional hours of battery life while retaining a strong RF signal link. Each
transmitter’s backlit LCD display presents a great deal of setup and
operating information clearly and conveniently including battery fuel
remaining, mute and operating frequency. A flashing “Lo-Batt” alert
visually signals the battery life is almost depleted. A dual-color power/
mute indicator LED provides visual indication of transmitter status.
Programmable power/mute locks limit the functioning of the transmitter’s
power/mute button as desired for particular users and applications. To
match the audio input level to the transmitter, audio input gain settings
may be selected through the function menu. Each handheld transmitter
includes a heavy-duty Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp.
The ATW-T310b UniPak® body-pack transmitter features a safety cover to
protect the soft-touch controls from being accidently activated and a
recessed 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
5V DC bias to power condenser microphones. The locking 4-pin HRS-type
audio input connector is recessed to protect the connection from damage.
A dual-color status LED illuminates green when power is on, and red when
the transmitter is muted. Constructed of high-impact materials, the
body-pack transmitter features a field replaceable whip antenna, a backlit
LCD display, and a secure, locking battery compartment door.
The ATW-T341b dynamic handheld transmitter features the Artist Elite®
AE4100 cardioid capsule created for live sound venues. The element
includes internal shock mounts for low handling noise. An integral
two-stage pop filter within the rugged steel headcase protects against
“p” pops and other breath plosives. Transmitter setup functions are
menu-driven via soft-touch controls. To prevent accidental changes, the
controls are covered by the transmitter’s handle case when not being
used. A dual-color status LED illuminates green when power is on, and
red when the transmitter is muted. The transmitter housing is made of
metal with an integral antenna and a backlit LCD display.
The ATW-T371b condenser handheld transmitter features the Artist
Series ATM710 cardioid condenser capsule created for vocal applications.
The element includes internal shock mounts for low handling noise. An
integral two-stage pop filter within the rugged steel headcase protects
against “p” pops and other breath plosives. All transmitter setup
functions are menu-driven via soft-touch controls. To prevent accidental
changes, the controls are covered by the transmitter’s handle case when
not being used. A dual-color status LED illuminates green when power is
on, and red when the transmitter is muted. The transmitter housing is
made of metal with an integral antenna and a backlit LCD display.
The ATW-T1802b plug-on transmitter is designed to convert a dynamic or
condenser microphone to wireless operation. The transmitter features a
3-pin XLF-type connector with locking ring for secure attachment. Integral
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12V DC phantom power will allow the transmitter to power condenser
microphones. All transmitter setup functions are menu-driven via
soft-touch controls. To prevent accidental changes, the controls are
covered by a sliding door when not being used. A dual-color status LED
illuminates green when power is on, and red when the transmitter is
muted. The transmitter housing is made of metal with an integral antenna
and a backlit LCD display.
Architect’s and Engineer’s Specifications
The frequency-agile FM wireless microphone system shall consist of
a receiver and the appropriate transmitter. Operating in the UHF bands
of 482.000–507.000 MHz, 541.500–566.375 MHz , or 655.500–680.375
MHz, the system shall be capable of operating on any of 996 – 1001
PLL-synthesized frequencies per band. The frequency-agile FM wireless
receiver shall be all-metal and shall provide an automatic scanning
function to select appropriate local usable channels for proper wireless
system operation. All configuration functions of the receiver shall be
controlled by soft-touch controls on the receiver front panel. It shall be a
True Diversity receiver with two independent internal receiver sections,
automatically selecting the highest quality signal for the receiver’s output.
The system will be equipped with an advanced Tone Lock™ digital
identification system to ensure that only the desired wireless microphone
transmitter allows the receiver to be un-muted. The receiver shall have
shall have an alert LED on the front panel that indicates transmitter
low battery warning, signal loss and input overload. The receiver shall
continuously monitor and display the battery life indicator of the wireless
transmitter, the RF signal strength and the diversity selection of internal
dual tuner sections (A&B). The receiver shall have a rear panel selector to
lift the ground connection from pin 1 of the XLR-type output connector to
prevent ground loops. The receiver shall be able to be powered by 120V
AC 60 Hz or 12–18V DC at 500 mA. Antennas shall be located on the
rear of the receiver and shall incorporate standard BNC-type connectors
to allow them to be detached from the receiver to facilitate the receiver
being used with external antennas or antenna distribution devices.
Switchable 12V DC power shall be provided on the BNC-type connectors.
An accessory bracket should allow for the antennas to be located at the
front of the receiver. The receiver can be rack-mounted singly or in pairs
in a single rack space. The receiver’s design shall provide totally silent
audio output mute when the wireless transmitter is turned off or signal is
lost. The wireless receiver and the supplied metal rack-mounting brackets
shall be industrial black.
The frequency-agile FM wireless body-pack transmitter shall have
microphone and line level inputs. It shall provide DC voltage to power
microphones requiring DC bias. The body-pack transmitter shall be a part
of a wireless microphone system operating in the bands of 482.000–
507.000 MHz, 541.500–566.375 MHz , or 655.500–680.375 MHz. The
body-pack transmitter shall have a reversible clip allowing for up or down
cable entry. The transmitter shall have a recessed 4-pin locking input
connector and a viewable fuel gauge to indicate the remaining battery
life. 996-1001 frequencies shall be available and be selected with the
soft-touch controls under the safety panel. The device shall have a dualcolor LED to indicate power/mute status. There shall be an adjustment
to allow input gain changes with a range of 18 dB. The transmitter shall
include Tone Lock™ to identify the wireless transmitter to the wireless
receiver. This transmitter shall utilize two RF output power levels and
shall operate on two AA batteries. The transmitter battery compartment
shall be locking. All adjustments shall be via soft-touch controls and shall
remain as set even if the transmitter loses power or the batteries are
removed. A backlit LCD display shall be provided to show transmitter
setup parameters or frequency. The transmitter shall have a removable
and field replaceable antenna.
The frequency-agile FM wireless handheld transmitter utilizing a dynamic
cardioid element shall be a part of a wireless microphone system
operating in the bands of 482.000–507.000 MHz, 541.500–566.375 MHz,
or 655.500–680.375 MHz. The capsule shall incorporate internal shock
mounting and have a two-stage integral pop filter. It shall be capable
of transmitting on any of 996-1001 frequencies per band. It shall have
a metal housing with a plastic antenna end cap. The transmitter shall
transmit a digital Tone Lock™ signal that allows the receiver to un-mute.
A dual-color LED indicator shall illuminate green when the transmitter
is turned on and shall illuminate red when the transmitter is muted.
A backlit LCD display shall be provided to show transmitter setup
parameters or frequency. The microphone shall have an audio input
level adjustment range of 18 dB. All adjustments shall be via soft-touch
controls and shall remain as set even if the transmitter loses power
or the batteries are removed. The transmitter shall operate on two AA
batteries and contain a Hi/Lo RF power selector. A battery fuel gauge
shall be incorporated to indicate the status of the internal batteries. The
transmitter shall be supplied with a heavy-duty stand clamp.
The frequency-agile FM wireless handheld transmitter utilizing a
high quality condenser cardioid element shall be a part of a wireless
microphone system operating in the bands of 482.000–507.000 MHz,
541.500–566.375 MHz , or 655.500–680.375 MHz. The capsule shall
incorporate internal shock mounting and have a two-stage integral pop
filter. It shall be capable of transmitting on any of 996-1001 frequencies
per band. It shall have a metal housing with a plastic antenna end cap.
The transmitter shall transmit a digital Tone Lock™ signal that allows the
receiver to un-mute. A dual-color LED indicator shall illuminate green
when the transmitter is turned on and shall illuminate red when the
transmitter is muted. A backlit LCD display shall be provided to show
transmitter setup parameters or frequency. The microphone shall have an
audio input level adjustment range of 18 dB. All adjustments shall be via
soft-touch controls and shall remain as set even if the transmitter loses
power or the batteries are removed. The transmitter shall operate on two
AA batteries and contain a Hi/Lo RF power selector. A battery fuel gauge
shall be incorporated to indicate the status of the internal batteries. The
transmitter shall be supplied with a heavy-duty stand clamp.
The frequency-agile FM wireless plug-on transmitter with locking 3-pin
XLR-type connector shall be a part of a wireless microphone system
operating in the bands of 541.500–566.375 MHz or 655.500–680.375
MHz. It shall be designed to convert a dynamic or condenser microphone
to wireless operation. It shall be capable of transmitting on any of
996 frequencies (adjustable in 25 kHz steps) per band and shall be
compatible with Audio-Technica 3000 Series and 1800 Series receivers.
The transmitter shall transmit a digital Tone Lock™ signal that allows the
receiver to un-mute. A dual-color LED indicator shall illuminate green
when the transmitter is turned on and red when the transmitter is muted.
The transmitter shall have an audio input level adjustment range of 24 dB.
All adjustments shall be via soft-touch controls and shall remain as set
even if the transmitter loses power or the batteries are removed. A sliding
door shall cover the setup controls when not in use. The transmitter shall
operate on two AA batteries and contain a Hi/Lo RF power selector. The
transmitter shall be equipped with a backlit LCD screen used to show
operating frequency and programming status. A battery fuel gauge shall
be incorporated into the display to indicate the status of the internal
batteries. The transmitter shall provide 12V DC to power condenser
microphones. The transmitter housing shall be metal with integral
antenna and captive battery door.
The wireless system shall be an Audio-Technica
(note to specifier: choose one):
ATW-3110b – Basic Body-pack System
ATW-3131b – Body-pack System with Lavalier Microphone
ATW-3141b – Dynamic Handheld System
ATW-3171b – Condenser Handheld System
ATW-3192b – Body-pack System with Miniature Headworn Condenser
Microphone (black)
ATW-3192b-TH – Body-pack System with Miniature Headworn Condenser
Microphone (beige)
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Specifications
UHF operating frequencies
Minimum frequency step
Modulation mode
Maximum deviation
Dynamic range
Total harmonic distortion
Operating range
Operating temperature range
Frequency response
Overall system
Band C: 541.500–566.375 MHz
(996 frequencies, 25 kHz increments)
Band D: 655.500–680.375 MHz
(996 frequencies, 25 kHz increments)
Band I: 482.000–507.000 MHz
(1001 frequencies, 25 kHz increments)
25 kHz
FM
±35 kHz
>110 dB (A-weighted), typical
<1% (at 1 kHz, ±17.5 kHz deviation)
100 m (300') typical (open range environment
with no interfering signals)
–5° C (23° F) to +45° C (113° F)
(battery and LCD performance may be
reduced at very low temperatures)
70 Hz to 15 kHz (+1 dB, -3 dB)
ATW-R3100b receiver
Receiving system True Diversity
Image rejection 60 dB nominal, 55 dB minimum
RF sensitivity 24 dBuV at 60 dB S/N ratio
(50 ohms termination)
Maximum output level Balanced: +9 dBV;
Unbalanced: +7 dBV
Output connector(s) Unbalanced: 6.3 mm (1/4")
Balanced: XLR-type
Antenna input BNC-type, 50 ohms
Bias voltage 12V DC, 60 mA, each
Power requirements 12-18V DC, 500 mA
Dimensions 210.0 mm (8.27") W x 164.4 mm (6.47") D x
44.0 mm (1.73") H (not including BNC
connectors or feet)
Net weight 1.1 kg (38.8 oz)
Accessories included Two flexible UHF antennas (country dependent); AC adapter; rack-mount adapters
RF power output
Spurious emissions
Input connection
Batteries
Battery life
Dimensions
Net weight
RF power output
Spurious emissions
Microphone element
Batteries
Battery life
Dimensions
Net weight
Accessory included
RF power output
Spurious emissions
Dynamic range
Input connections
Microphone power
Batteries
Current consumption
Battery life
Dimensions
Net weight
ATW-T310b UniPak® transmitter
High: 30 mW; Low: 10 mW (switchable)
Following federal and national regulations
Four-pin locking connector
Pin 1: GND,
Pin 2: INST INPUT,
Pin 3: MIC INPUT,
Pin 4: DC BIAS +5V
Two 1.5V AA, not included
High: 6 hours (alkaline), Low: 8 hours (alkaline),
(depending on battery type and use pattern)
66.0 mm (2.60") W x 24.0 mm (0.94") D x
87.0 mm (3.43") H
81 g (2.9 oz), without batteries
ATW-T341b, ATW-T371b handheld transmitters
High: 30 mW; Low: 10 mW (switchable), at 50 ohms
Following federal and national regulations
ATW-T341b: Dynamic cardioid
ATW-T371b: Condenser cardioid
Two 1.5V AA, not included
High: 6 hours (alkaline), Low: 8 hours (alkaline),
(depending on battery type and use pattern)
ATW-T341b: 237.0 mm (9.33") long, 48.0 mm
(1.89") diameter
ATW-T371b: 240.0 mm (9.45") long, 50.0 mm
(1.97") diameter
ATW-T341b: 284 g (10.0 oz)
ATW-T371b: 277 g (9.8 oz)
(without batteries)
AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp
ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitter
High: 30 mW; Low: 10 mW, nominal
Under federal regulations
>105 dB, A-weighted
3-pin locking XLRF-type
Provides power to condenser microphones
rated to operate on 12V phantom power
or less
Two 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
High: 180 mA; Low: 160 mA, typical
Approximately 6 hours (High); 8 hours (Low),
depending on battery type and use pattern
40.0 mm (1.57") x 111.0 mm (4.37") x
40.0 mm (1.57")
199 g (7.0 oz) (without batteries)
In the interest of standards development, A.T.U.S. offers full
details on its test methods to other industry
professionals on request.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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