2005 Tec Award Nominees


AT892 MicroSet™, AT2020, 2000 Series Wireless

Audio-Technica is proud to participate in the 21st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards as a Gold Sponsor, and to support the beneficial work of the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio. We are also honored that A-T products’ technical innovations have been recognized with prestigious TEC Award nominations. A-T’s 2005 nominations for Outstanding Technical Achievement are AT892 MicroSet™, AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, and the 2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems.

MIC TECHNOLOGY/SOUND REINFORCEMENT
Audio-Technica AT892 MicroSet

With a capsule diameter of just 2.5 mm, the MicroSet™ provides the ultimate in low-profile, high-performance audio. This innovative omnidirectional condenser headworn mic offers an ergonomic behind-the-ear design: its flexible, lightweight contoured loop hooks behind the ear for an ultra-secure, comfortable fit. MicroSet™ delivers the industry-standard sound quality you’ve come to expect from Audio-Technica—extremely intelligible natural audio. Its rugged construction is designed to meet the challenges of day-to-day use in production, house-of-worship and theater settings.

MIC TECHNOLOGY/STUDIO
Audio-Technica AT2020

Introducing a new strategy for superior sound. The AT2020 looks to the future, setting the price/performance/quality standard in side-address studio condenser technology. Audio-Technica’s renowned quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its lowmass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. Tuned for natural vocal & instrument reproduction, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. Its rugged construction is designed to stand up to years of use. The AT2020: tomorrow’s standard for affordable side-address studio condensers. Today, from Audio-Technica.

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Audio-Technica 2000 Series

The innovative 2000 Series wireless delivers professional performance unheard of in its class. With this breakthrough series, Audio-Technica makes easy setup, automatic scanning and other advanced wireless features affordable as never before. Automatic frequency scanning—standard on 2000 Series wireless receivers—finds and sets the best available channel at the touch of a button. For those using multiple wireless systems simultaneously, the 2000 Series offers another ease-of-use standout: any of its 10 channels may be used together—eliminating frequency-coordination problems.

A-T’s TEC award nominations since 1999 include: AT3060 cardioid phantom-powered tube microphone; MB 3k unidirectional dynamic vocal microphone; ATH-M20 closed-back dynamic stereo monitor headphones; AEW-4250 UHF wireless handheld dynamic microphone system; AE2500 dual-element cardioid kick drum microphone; AT4040 large-diaphragm side-address cardioid condenser; Artist Elite 5000 Series wireless systems; Freeway Series wireless systems; AT3035 large-diaphragm side-address cardioid condenser; AT4047 dual-large-diaphragm side address cardioid condenser; and the AT4060 cardioid vacuum tube condenser.

Who votes? A Voter’s Guide and a non-reproducible ballot appear in the August issue of Mix magazine, with roughly 41,000 Mix subscribers qualified to vote. Winners’ names are kept in confidence until the award ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2005, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.