M3

Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

MSRP* US$1,199.00
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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  • Overview

    Audio-Technica’s 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-Technica’s 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/¼” 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 ±40 kHz
    Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical), A-weighted
    Total Harmonic Distortion <1% at (1 kHz, ±20 kHz Deviation)
    Operating Range 100 m (300'), typical
    (Open range environment with no interfering signals.)
    Operating Temperature Range -5° C (23° F) to +50° C (122° 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 FCC’s 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

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    Audio-TechnicaM3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System
     
    4.3

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    4.0

    Product has good clear audio.very easy to use. Definatly wou

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    from Jersey shore

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      • due to my motion the ear plug doesn't stay in
      • receiving unit eats along of batteries.

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        Comments about Audio-Technica M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System:

        Background professional drummer and I have gone through a variety of vocal stand and floor monitors and have found the m3t has proven to be more reliable. The sound quality and range are very good. The monitor is very easy to set up.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Intermediate
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        • Live Sound
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        • Up to a year
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        5.0

        Great deal, well under a G Note

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        from Rome, NY, USA

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              Comments about Audio-Technica M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System:

              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.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Expert
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              • House of Worship
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              • Up to a year
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              4.0

              Reliable and always ready!

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              from Loudonville, OH, USA

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              • Stage Monitors

              Cons

              • hard to change batteries
              • pack is too big

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                Comments about Audio-Technica M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System:

                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.

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                • Intermediate
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                • Q:

                  If I can run multiple receivers off one transmitter what's the benefit of having multiple transmitters?
                  Asked on 8/25/2015 by Miken from Akron oh

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    If you have only one Transmitter, you are limited to one mix. That is, each Receiver pack will be receiving the same mix. With multiple Transmitters, you can create multiple mixes which vary in content. This allows you to send each user his or her own mix.

                    Answered on 8/26/2015 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Do you think there will ever be a "System 10 PRO" type system for in ear monitors???
                  Asked on 8/25/2015 by Scooby from Newark, NJ

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                    A:

                    We do not foresee having such a system at this time.

                    Answered on 8/26/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Do you have an idea as to what antenna combiner might work with the M3 system so there might be a better antenna used for 4+ systems simultaneously? Thank you
                  Asked on 8/15/2015 by LeeGibsonMusic from Winchester, TN

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry.

                    Yes, you may use the MCB4 Antenna Combiner to use a single transmit antenna with up to 4 M3 transmitters.

                    Answered on 8/17/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                • Q:

                  Can I use multiple receivers with one M3 transmitter? I have 4 band members and money is a little tight so it would be great to have one M3 transmitter and be able to use 4 receivers.
                  Asked on 8/11/2015 by Jonathan from United States

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                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry.

                    Yes, you may use as many receivers as you would like with your single M3 transmitter.

                    Answered on 8/14/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                • Q:

                  Frequency Regulations

                  I understand that the M band (600 mhz range) will soon be prohibited in the US. And it seems part of the L band actually reaches up into the 600 mhz range. Will that 608 setting on th M3L be usless when the new regulations take effect? How many setting are there between 575 and 608 on the M3L?
                  Asked on 3/28/2015 by basementbassman from New York, NY, USA

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                  • A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. There are still many unknowns about the 600 MHz incentive auction, such as how much and which part of the spectrum will be sold. Also, the auction has already been delayed by a year, so it is not clear when the auction will occur.

                    Answered on 3/31/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  I want to use a Lavalier mic with this set up to pick up ambient sound while on stage, which models do you recommend?

                  I want to use a Lavalier mic with this set up to pick up ambient sound while on stage, which models do you recommend?
                  Asked on 10/13/2014 by RAD22

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                  • A:

                    There is only one model available for this, our AM3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone. The mic is designed specifically for use with our IEM Receiver packs which supply 5V DC bias voltage to the ring of the connector to power the microphone.

                    Answered on 10/15/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                • Q:

                  Can I use one transmitter to send two mono mixers to two different receivers?

                  Can i send aux 1 to Left on the transmitter and send Aux 2 to Right on the transmitter, then select a receiver to only hear the right side (but in both ears) and select another receiver to only hear the left side (in both ears)?
                  Asked on 7/2/2014 by DerekSoundGuy from Waterloo, ON, Canada

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                  • A:

                    One M3-T transmitter can broadcast to as many M3-R Receivers, provided that the M3-R is in the same bandwidth as the M3-T.

                    To accomplish what you would like to, you will need to complete the following:
                    1] Set the M3-T Transmitter to OUTPUT to "Stereo".
                    2] Set the bodypack M3-R to MODE to "Stereo".
                    3] Set the bodypack M3-R OUTPUT to "LR Mix".
                    4] Pan the M3-R accordingly.

                    Please Note: Although this operation is possible, this was not an intended mode of use for the M3.

                    If you have any further questions, or for any additional correspondence, please include your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 7/10/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  I am having a lot of frequency interference!

                  I have four(4) of the M3 band L monitor system.
                  i have them set up next to the console. I also have six(6) wireless mic transmitters next to the M3 transmitters.could that be causing the problem? how far do i keep them from each other? or should i keep them back stage of move the mic transmitter back stage? or should i get an antenna? please help. thanks!
                  Asked on 2/24/2014 by Kevyn from Dallas, TX, USA

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                  • A:

                    Please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team:
                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                    Please include the zip-code of operation, how many wireless systems you are operating and what their operating frequency is, and any other equipment you are using in the same rack as the M3-T transmitters.

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 2/27/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Can I run both M and L bands at the same time?
                  Asked on 10/24/2013 by bigbang from South Bend, IN, USA

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                  • A:

                    M and L frequency bands are compataible with one another for simultaneous use. Keep in mind that exactly how many of either band can be used in a given location will vary by location. Like many professional wireless audio systems today, the M2 and M3 Wireless In-ear Monitor Systems operate in the UHF frequency band. This band is shared with television broadcasts which could be a source of interference on these systems if the signal of the broadcast(s) is strong at the location where the wireless systems will be in use. Audio-Technica can assist you with the selection of the best frequency band(s) based on the location and on how many systems need to be operated simultaneously there. Contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance. Please be prepared to provide the zip code(s) of the location where the wireless systems will be in use and the frequencies of any other UHF wireless systems that will be in use there at the same time.

                    Answered on 10/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                • Q:

                  My m3 in ear monitors have some static and when I play higher notes on my bass guitar the sound cuts out. Help!
                  Asked on 7/20/2012 by Mrdlaw from SLC Ut

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                  • A:

                    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.

                    Answered on 7/23/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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