Audio-Technica Introduces New High Density Spectrum-Efficient 6000 Series Wireless System

— Company continues to develop wireless solutions that directly address the issues brought about by the FCC Incentive Auction —


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The main components from the Audio-Technica 6000 Series Wireless System. Shown are the ATW-R6200 receiver (bottom) and two ATW-T6001 body-pack transmitters.

NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV 04-24-2017 Audio-Technica (booth C2622), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is debuting its new 6000 Series High Density Wireless System, a spectrum-efficient solution that allows users to pack 31 channels in 4 MHz of bandwidth. The 2016 FCC Incentive Auction has resulted in a repack of the broadcast spectrum, reducing the amount of spectrum available for wireless microphone operations and driving the need for spectrum-efficient technology to operate a high number of simultaneous channels in today’s market. To address this issue, Audio-Technica developed the 6000 Series, whose channels are spaced at 125 KHz intervals and can all be used simultaneously. The system operates in the 944-952 MHz band, which is free of broadcast TV. The FCC has expanded license eligibility for this band beyond broadcasters and content creators to include sound companies and venues that routinely operate 50 wireless microphones or more.

The 6000 Series system consists of the following components: the ATW-R6200 receiver, the ATW-T6001 body-pack transmitter, an optional ATW-DA410 antenna distribution system, and a number of compatible Audio-Technica lavalier and headworn microphones. Key features include high-performance filtering to remove external noise; clear, easy-to-read displays; transmitter frequency setup from receiver via IR sync; network monitor and control; durable, compact body-pack transmitter design; and a highly reliable new miniature input connector.

ATW-R6200 receiver specifications:
• Receiving system: True diversity
• Operating frequency: 946.125 to 949.875 MHz
• Simultaneous channels: Total of 31 channels (125 kHz intervals)
• RF sensitivity: 20 dBμV (at 60dB S/N ratio)
• Total harmonic distortion: <1% (63 dBμV input, 1 kHz, frequency deviation ฑ10 kHz)
• SN ratio: 110 dB or more
• Audio output level: XLR balanced +6 dBV (LINE) -13 dBV (MIC) (frequency deviation ฑ15 kHz, 600 ohm load)
• Antenna input jack: BNC type (50 ohm) DC 12V OUT (max 60 mA x 2)
• Audio output terminal: XLR 3-pin male (balanced) 1/4" (6.3 mm) standard stereo jack (balanced)
• Headphone OUTPUT jack: 1/4" (6.3 mm) standard stereo jack; max power output: 100 mW + 100 mW into 32 ohms
• Power: AC 120V 60 Hz
• Operating temperature range: 41ฐF (5ฐC) to 113ฐF (45ฐC)
• Power consumption: 25 W
• External dimensions: 18.97" (482 mm) W ื 1.69" (43 mm) H ื 14.21" (361 mm) D (excluding protrusions)
• Weight: 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)

ATW-T6001 body-pack transmitter specifications:
• Operating frequency: 946.125 MHz to 949.875 MHz (31 channels)
• Frequency step: 125 kHz
• Spurious emissions: Following federal and national regulations
• RF power output: 50 mW / 10 mW / 2 mW
• Normal deviation: ฑ5 kHz
• Maximum deviation: ฑ16.25 kHz
• Frequency response: 70 to 15 KHz
• Batteries: Two 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
• Battery life: Approx. 6 hours (using two alkaline batteries at 50 mW)
• Current consumption: 230 mA or less (at DC 3V)
• External dimensions: 2.44" (62 mm) W x 2.76" (70 mm) H x 0.67" (17 mm) D (excluding protrusions)
• Weight: Approx. 3.2 oz (90 g) (excluding batteries)

The Audio-Technica 6000 Series wireless system will be available Spring 2017 with the following components and pricing:
• ATW-R6200 receiver: US $2,999
• ATW-T6001 body-pack transmitter: US $1,299
• ATW-DA410 antenna distribution system: US $4,349
• ATW-F948 pair of antenna filters: US $189
• AT898cH subminiature cardioid condenser lavalier microphone: US $179
• AT899cH subminiature omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone: US $179
• BP892cH MicroSetฎ subminiature omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone: US $309
• BP893cH MicroEarset omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone: US $259
• BP894cH MicroSet subminiature cardioid condenser headworn microphone: US $359

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com, or contact our Applications Engineering Team at aeteam@atus.com.

Celebrating over 50 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 (excluding France and Germany), contact Tim Page (tpage@audio-technica.eu). In Germany, contact Sandi Bischof (abischof@audio-technica.de); in France, contact Cynthia El Hakim (celhakim@audio-technica-europe.com).

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at booth C2622 at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV.