Las Vegas, NV 04-19-2004 NAB CONVENTION — Audio-Technica is displaying new UHF antennas and UHF distribution systems at this NAB Convention. Designed to work with A-T’s 5000 and 4000 Artist Elite® Series Wireless Systems as well as other manufacturers’ wireless systems, these new accessories are specifically engineered to enhance wireless reception in challenging RF environments. The ongoing development of UHF antennas and UHF distribution systems further emphasizes Audio-Technica’s commitment to supplying high-quality products for all segments of the wireless market.

The AEW-DA550C and AEW-DA660D UHF Antenna Distribution Systems (operating in the 540-565 MHz and 655-680 MHz ranges respectively) are active unity-gain antenna distribution systems providing two 1-in, 4-out RF channels for connecting a pair of antennas to as many as four diversity receivers. A cascade output is provided as a directional coupler to drive additional distribution amps. The unit also features defeatable antenna power and AC pass-through capability that allows daisy-chain AC hookup. The rugged metal chassis mounts in a single 19" rack space, and has reinforced mounting ears and rear rack-mount capability. Both models include a detachable IEC power cable, IEC pass-through cable, ten RF cables, and front-mount antenna cables and connectors for easy system integration. Also included are four DC power cables to power up to four Audio-Technica 3000 Series receivers.

The ATW-A49 UHF Wideband Directional Log Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA) antennas have also been added to the growing line of A-T wireless accessories. Operating in the 440-900 MHz range, the ATW-A49 provides enhanced signal pickup, 6 dB gain, and comes standard with 5/8-inch-27 thread mounting hardware for permanent wall-mount installation or attaching to a microphone stand. Further, each paddle is matched to 50 ohms impedance with an integral high-quality low-loss BNC connector.

The Audio-Technica AEW-DA550C and AEW-DA660D UHF Antenna Distribution Systems and the ATW-A49 UHF Wideband Directional Log Periodic Dipole Array are currently available with respective MSRPs of $959.00 and $398.00.

Celebrating over 40 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:

For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Turner, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth N3712 during NAB2004 in Las Vegas, NV.