AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES M3 AND M2 WIRELESS IN-EAR MONITOR SYSTEMS

Company expands line of wireless systems to include personal wireless in-ear monitors, making Audio-Technica the turnkey solution for live performance


Anaheim, CA 01-17-2008 NAMM WINTER SESSION — Audio-Technica, a longstanding leader in wireless and transducer technology, today announces the introduction of its new M3 and M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems. Designed for working musicians who want control over what they hear onstage and are looking for a great alternative to traditional wedge monitors, both systems feature A-T’s Personal Mix Control, which offers independent control of volume and mix at the receiver.

In addition to providing the performer with complete freedom of movement on stage, each system offers a lightweight body-pack stereo receiver and a stereo transmitter equipped with two 1/4"/XLR combo input connectors, into which users can connect line-level inputs from a mixing console. Both the M3 and M2 systems are equipped with A-T EP3 earphones that offer a proprietary Audio-Technica dynamic driver for detailed high-fidelity sound, allowing performers to hear themselves at comfortable SPL’s. The EP3 earphones come with three sizes of rubber flexible eartips and a universal-fit foam tip for a custom fit, increased isolation and long-wearing listening comfort without ear fatigue.

The ongoing development and expansion of Audio-Technica’s line of wireless products is based on extensive in-the-field research and user input, further emphasizing Audio-Technica’s commitment to supplying high-quality products for all segments of the wireless market.

The Audio-Technica M3 and M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitors feature set includes:
M3 Features:
• Over 1250 selectable UHF channels
• Up to 16 simultaneous systems per frequency band
• Personal Mix Control, allowing users to individually tailor their mix on stage
• Automatic frequency scanning
• Selectable 3.5 mm line-in jack, connecting to ambient microphone, click track & more
• Backlit LCD display, providing step-through menus for setting preferences
• XLR loop output (true pass-through), connecting to mixing console, additional IEM system or recording device, with no signal degradation
• EP3 earphones with proprietary dynamic driver, offering outstanding isolation
• Personal fit with 3 sizes of rubber eartips plus an ear-conforming foam tip

M2 Features:
• 100 selectable UHF channels
• Up to 10 simultaneous systems per frequency band
• Personal Mix Control, allowing users to individually tailor their mix on stage
• A 3.5 mm line-in jack, connecting to ambient microphone, click track & more
• LED indicators, providing easy-to-read level monitoring
• XLR loop output (true pass-through), connecting to mixing console, additional IEM system or recording device, with no signal degradation
• EP3 earphones with proprietary dynamic driver, offering outstanding isolation
• Personal fit with 3 sizes of rubber eartips plus an ear-conforming foam tip

The Audio-Technica M3 and M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitoring systems will be available in February 2008 with pricing as follows:

M3 system $1,099.00 U.S. MSRP
M2 system $ 799.00 U.S. MSRP

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 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 #6740 during the 2008 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.