AUDIO-TECHNICA DEBUTS ITS MCB4 ANTENNA COMBINER

— MCB4 simplifies an IEM configuration by combining signals of up to four of A-T’s M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor stereo transmitters onto a single antenna —


Stow, OH 01-13-2010 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, debuts its new MCB4 IEM Antenna Combiner. The MCB4 allows the signals of up to four A-T M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor stereo transmitters to be combined onto a single transmitting antenna, reducing rack clutter.

A wide-band unit that operates over a nominal 470-865 MHz range, the MCB4 is not only designed to complement Audio-Technica M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems, but it is also suitable for many other in-ear wireless systems (with external BNC antenna connections). The MCB4 provides one output and four isolated transmitter inputs. All RF connectors are BNC-type. Passive antennas may be used.

Four jacks on the rear panel (controlled by the unit's power switch) provide 12V DC (center positive) to power as many as four transmitters operating on 12 volts at up to 500 mA each. Included with the unit are four DC cables appropriate for use with A-T’s M3T stereo transmitter or like-powered transmitters from other manufacturers. The 12-volt supplies for powering transmitters are short-circuit protected, and the unit features all-metal construction for extreme durability and protection from RF interference.

Features:
- Broadband UHF operation (470-865 MHz range).
- Combines the signals of up to four wireless in-ear monitor transmitters into one antenna.
- Centralized power supply with ability to power four individual transmitters.
- Maintains clean signals with low distortion.
- Includes hardware for front-mounted antenna for improved performance.
- Includes adapters to allow the unit to be mounted into a single rack space.

Audio-Technica’s MCB4 IEM Antenna Combiner will be available Spring 2010, with U.S. MSRP of $799.00. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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: www.audio-technica.com

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts@audio-technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio-technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot@audio-technica-europe.com).

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth 6740 during Winter NAMM 2010 in Anaheim, CA.