2006 Tec Award Nominees: UniPoint®, 3000 Series Wireless

Audio-Technica product innovations have been recognized with prestigious TEC Award nominations for the 3000 Series Wireless Systems with automatic scanning and for A-T’s totally re-engineered UniPoint® line of miniature condenser microphones.

Audio-Technica is proud to participate in the 22nd 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 2006 nominations for Outstanding Technical Achievement are the re-engineered UniPoint® line of miniature condenser microphones, and 3000 Series wireless systems.

UniPoint® miniature condenser microphones
When we set out to re-engineer our UniPoint® line of installed-sound microphones, we were aiming for much more than a cosmetic upgrade. In fact, we came up with 13 individual patents and significant technological breakthroughs in the process of reinventing these industry-standard microphones. Improvement to the line include Audio-Technica’s innovative new UniGuard® RFI protection technology, which guards against interference from Blackberries, cell phones, and other wireless communication devices.

3000 Series True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems

With automatic frequency scanning to find and set the best available channel, 200 selectable UHF channels, true diversity protection from RF hits and dropouts, soft-touch controls, easy setup and great sound, the 3000 Series wireless delivers truly professional performance. The versatile UniPak™ body-pack transmitter features a secure 4-pin locking connector compatible with a wide range of microphones, as well as a guitar cable. A 3-position sliding cover on the transmitter’s control panel prevents accidental shut-off or channel-switching.

The 3000 Series is available with either a cardioid dynamic or cardioid condenser handheld transmitter featuring robust metal construction and slim ergonomic design. The ATW-T341 handheld transmitter includes the stage-proven Artist Elite® AE4100 cardioid dynamic element, while the ATW-T371 handheld transmitter features the Artist Series ATM710 cardioid condenser element.

Who votes? A Voter’s Guide and a non-reproducible ballot appear in the August issue of Mix magazine. The final voting for the TEC Awards is the responsibility of Mix subscribers. A special TEC Awards Voter’s Guide and voting ballot will appear in the August issue of Mix. The TEC Awards will be held Saturday, October 7, 2006, at the Hilton San Francisco.

A-T’s TEC award nominations since 1999 include:
AT892 MicroSet™;
AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone;
2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems;
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.