M3

Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

MSRP* US$1,099.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Audio-Technicaís advanced M3 IEM system offers a full range of professional in-ear monitoring features, with a choice of 1321 UHF channels and easy-to-read LCD information displays on both transmitter and receiver for setting preferences. The stereo monitor system is equipped with Audio-Technicaís versatile Personal Mix Control, which allows volume and mix control of two independent signals on stage, via controls on the M3R stereo body-pack receiver. While up to 16 complete M3 systems may be used simultaneously, any number of M3R stereo receivers can operate on the same frequency with a single M3T stereo transmitter. The M3T Stereo Transmitter is equipped with two XLR/ľĒ combo input connectors into which users can connect line-level inputs (from a mixing console, for example). The M3T also offers a headphone output that allows you to monitor transmitter input signals directly.
  • Features

    • High-fidelity sound with clean, articulate mix allows performers to hear themselves clearly at lower volume

    • 1321 selectable UHF channels with automatic frequency scanning

    • Up to 16 simultaneous systems per frequency band

    • Three receiver modes: Personal Mix, stereo, and mono

    • Personal Mix Control allows volume and mix control of two independent signals at the receiver

    • LCD information display offers step-through menus for setting preferences

    • XLR loop output (true pass-through) connects signal to mixing console, additional IEM system or recording device with no signal degradation

    • Adjustable squelch eliminates annoying static

    • Pilot tone protects against RF interference when transmitter is turned off

    • Multi-level limiter (defeatable) helps protect hearing from sudden peaks

    • Portable system is quick to load and set up

    • Reduces on-stage audio clutter for better overall mix & less feedback

    • Use any number of Stereo Receivers (with individual mixes) on the same frequency

    • Audio-Technica earphones with proprietary dynamic drivers offer full frequency response and outstanding isolation

    • Personal fit with 3 sizes of rubber eartips plus ear-conforming foam tips

    • Selectable auxiliary input offers connection point for ambient microphone, click track, or other mic- or line-level input



    M3 Components
    EP3 Headphones
    In-ear dynamic headphones offer high-fidelity sound and excellent isolation
    M3T Stereo Transmitter
    Wireless UHF transmitter (frequency-agile) offers LCD display and 1321 user-selectable frequencies
    M3R Stereo Receiver
    Personal Mix Control in a lightweight body-pack with backlit LCD display

    M3 Optional Accessories
    AM3 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone
    ATW-A49S Antenna
    MCB4 Antenna Combiner
    AT8623 Joining Plate
    EP1 In-ear Headphones

    Compare the M2 & M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems.

    Why choose in-ear monitors?
  • Specifications



    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies Band E: 790.000 to 822.000 MHz, 1281 frequencies
    Band F: 832.000 to 865.000 MHz, 1282 frequencies
    Band L: 575.000 to 608.000 MHz, 1321 frequencies
    Band M: 614.000 to 647.000 MHz, 1321 frequencies
    Not all frequency bands available in all areas. Please check with local regulations.
    Minimum Frequency Step 25 kHz
    Modulation Mode FM stereo
    Maximum Deviation Ī40 kHz
    Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical), A-weighted
    Total Harmonic Distortion <1% at (1 kHz, Ī20 kHz Deviation)
    Operating Range 100 m (300'), typical
    (Open range environment with no interfering signals.)
    Operating Temperature Range -5į C (23į F) to +50į C (122į F)
    (Battery performance may be reduced at very low temperatures.)
    Frequency Response 60 Hz to 13 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
    Simultaneous Use 16 channels per band (maximum recommended)
    For assistance with multi-band operation or other frequency coordination issues, please contact you regional Audio-Technica customer service representative.


    RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
    Receiving System Double conversion superheterodyne
    RF Sensitivity 20 dBuV (at 60 dB S/N ratio, 50 ohms termination)
    Headphone Output Connector 3.5 mm TRS stereo phone jack
    Headphone Output Power 65 mW (at 32 ohms)
    Antenna Input SMA-type, 50 ohms
    Aux Input Connector 3.5 mm TRS stereo phone jack
    Batteries 2 x 1.5V AA (not included)
    Battery Life 8 hours (alkaline)
    Depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions 70.0 mm (2.76") W x
    25.0 mm (0.98") D x
    110.0 mm (4.33") H
    Net Weight 133 g (4.7 oz), without batteries
    Accessories Included EP3 earphone; flexible antenna


    TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power Output10 mW/50 mW (switchable), 50 ohms
    Limited to 10 mW within 863 MHz to 865 MHz
    Following national regulations
    Spurious EmissionsFollowing federal and national regulations
    Input ConnectionsXLRF-type/6.3 mm stereo (1/4") combination connector
    Pin 1 and Sleeve: Ground
    Pin 2 and Tip: Hot
    Pin 3 and Ring: Cold
    Maximum Input LevelXLRF-type/6.3 mm stereo, (1/4") balanced: +26 dBu
    6.3 mm (1/4") mono, unbalanced: +26 dBu
    Loop Output ConnectorXLRM-type connector
    Pin 1: Ground
    Pin 2: Hot
    Pin 3: Cold
    Power Requirement12-18V DC, 600 mA
    Headphone Output Connector6.3 mm (1/4") TRS stereo phone jack
    Headphone Output Power120 mW at 32 ohms
    Antenna ConnectorBNC, 50 ohms
    Dimensions210.0 mm (8.30") W x
    132.0 mm (5.20") D x
    44.0 mm (1.70") H
    Net Weight930 g (32.8 oz), without accessories
    Accessories IncludedAC adapter (country dependant); rack mount adapters; flexible antenna



    CONSUMER ALERT
    Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCís wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.



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  • Downloads

    M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System Manual (pdf 2.54 M)
    M3 System Submittal Sheet (pdf 159.51 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables
    Wireless System Accessories
    Using Wireless
  • Reviews

    M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System 4.5 5 2 2
    Great deal, well under a G Note I got these from a local dealer hoping that I wouldn't have to pony up for a set of Shure's and so that I wouldn't add to the noise confusion that was occurring already (someone else wanted to add another floor monitor). I found it excessively easy to set up and start using, got my mix set up and shoot vocals to one side and instruments to the other. I have yet to get a set of custom molds, but the included ear tips seem to work just fine at blocking out the ambient noise and allow me to focus on my singing and playing. The unit has more options than I really need, which is weird because I LOVE bells & whistles. April 11, 2012
    Reliable and always ready! We have used the M3 systems for 4 years now on the road and like them very much. We do not use the supplied ear buds though. We bought Westone ones which we liked better. The four star rating is for the body pack. It's large and bulky and it's really hard to get the batteries in and out of them. They use up batteries a bit faster than your wireless instrument or vocal pack but still go for a good 3-4 hours with rechargeables depending on the outside temp. Over all they are great, rugged and trustworthy systems. October 25, 2011
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    My church is looking to purchase 5 M3R Stereo Receivers and 1 M3T Stereo Transmitter. Will this create any interference with our current wireless microphones (which are Audio Technica 3000 Series)?
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    Not if you set the M3 transmitter to a different frequency other than the 3000 series system(s). It will work wonderfully!
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    No, your other wireless systems (AT3000 Series) are on bands C & D and should not have any interference with the monitor bands L & M. They are made to work happily together:o)
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The M3 system is available in 2 bands in the US (L Band 572 MHz - 607.999 MHz and the M Band 614 MHz to 649.666 MHz). These are outside any of the 3 frequency bands used by the 3000 series. Just one caution, do not place M3 transmitters and 3000 series receivers in the same rack. Separate them by 4 feet and you should be ok
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    M2 with M3R?

    Could one use the M2 transmitter with an M3R receiver of the same band, "M" for example??
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    I called tech support and ask the same question because I wanted to be able to easily switch the frequency so I could hear each band member's different monitor mix to troubleshoot when they say they are having problems (which ALWAYS turn out to be user error on their part LOL)
    You CANNOT use the M3 recievers with the M2 transmitter.
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    The M2T was designed to work with the M2R and the M3T was designed for the M3R. It has not been tested and it is recommended to mix components between models.
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    The only difference is the frequency ranges (see below):

    Band L: 575.000 to 608.000 MHz
    Band M: 614.000 to 647.000 MHz
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The difference between the L band and M band is the frequencies they operate on. Band L operates from 575.000 to 608.000 MHz and Band M operates on 614.000 to 647.000 MHz. From a functionality standpoint the systems are the same.
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    Channel size for M3

    What is the channel size (kHz) for the M3?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The M3 system increments in 25 kHz steps.
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    Thnak you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio-Solutions Team at 330-686-2600 ext 5000 and they can help you trouble shoot this.
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