5000 Series

Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems

MSRP* US$4,059.00 - US$6,179.00   |  Five-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



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  • Features
  • Configurations
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview


    Designed for use on professional tours, in stadiums, concert halls, houses of worship and other demanding audio environments, Audio-Technica’s dual-receiver Artist Elite® 5000 Series provides incredible audio quality and proven, critically acclaimed performance for artists, broadcasters and presenters worldwide.

    The newly upgraded 5000 Series sets standards for wireless live sound, with its dual-compander circuitry that processes high and low frequencies separately. It also features A-T’s proprietary IntelliScan™ capability, 996-channel frequency agility, True Diversity operation, soft-touch controls, digital Tone Lock™ squelch, backlit LCD displays on all transmitters, and locking battery doors on the UniPak® body-pack transmitters.

    With two independent True Diversity receivers in a single full-rack housing, the 5000 Series conserves rack space while providing outstandingly reliable and flexible performance. Receivers may be linked to form a complete system in which the built-in IntelliScan capability automatically determines and sets the best available frequencies on all linked receivers. Equipped with Ethernet ports, the 5000 Series receiver allows computer management and control from anywhere via new wireless control software; access computer control from a front-of-the-house rack in the same room, or clear across the country, making it truly a 21st century product.

    Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars.
  • Features


    • Two independent receivers in a single housing

    • 996 selectable UHF channels per band and True Diversity reception for interference-resistant operation

    • Available in two frequency bands:
      541.500 - 566.375 MHz (TV Channels 25 - 30) and
      655.500 - 680.375 MHz (TV Channels 44 - 49)

    • IntelliScan™ feature automatically finds and sets best available frequencies on all linked receivers

    • On-board Ethernet interface for monitoring and controlling system parameters with included AEW Control Interface software

    • Advanced digital Tone Lock™ squelch effectively blocks stray RF; the digitally encoded tone also communicates transmitter data for receiver display

    • Dual Compander circuitry processes high and low frequencies separately for unmatched audio quality

    • 1/4" external mute switch jack allows user to mute the system quickly and easily

    • AC pass-through allows daisy-chain AC hookup with included IEC jumper cables

    • Link and coordinate multiple receiver channels

    • High-visibility white-on-blue LCD information display

    • Metal full-rack receiver chassis with reinforced mounting ears and rear rack mount capability

    • All transmitters offer rugged, ergonomic metal bodies, programmable features, soft-touch controls, and 10 mW/35 mW switchable RF power

    • Backlit LCD displays on transmitters

    • Locking battery door on UniPak body-pack transmitter

    • All components store up to five preset configurations, with customized "names" if desired

  • Configurations

    Dual-UniPak® Body-pack System
    AEW-5111a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver and two AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitters.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-5233a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver and two AEW-T3300a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitters.
    Dual-Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-5244a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver and two AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitters.
    Dual-Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-5255a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver and two AEW-T5400a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitters.
    Dual-Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-5266a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver and two AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitters.
    Dual-Transmitter Systems
    AEW-5313a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T3300a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-Transmitter Systems
    AEW-5314a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-Transmitter Systems
    AEW-5315a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T5400a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-Transmitter Systems
    AEW-5316a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-UniPak® and Dual-Handheld Microphone Systems
    AEW-5413a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, two AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitters, and two AEW-T3300a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitters.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-UniPak® and Dual-Handheld Microphone Systems
    AEW-5414a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, two AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitters, and two AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitters.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-UniPak® and Dual-Handheld Microphone Systems
    AEW-5415a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, two AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitters, and two AEW-T5400a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitters.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-UniPak® and Dual-Handheld Microphone Systems
    AEW-5416a
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver, two AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitters, and two AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitters.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
  • Specifications

    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies UHF Band C: 541.500 MHz to 566.375 MHz (996 frequencies)
    UHF Band D: 655.500 MHz to 680.375 MHz (996 frequencies)
    Frequency Stability ±0.005%, Phase Lock Loop frequency control
    Minimum Frequency Step 25 kHz
    Modulation Mode FM
    Normal Deviation ±5 kHz
    Operating Range 300' typical
    Operating Temperature Range 41° F (5° C) to 113° F (45° C)
    Frequency Response 70 Hz to 15 kHz
    RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
    Receiving System Dual independent RF sections, automatic-switching diversity
    Image Rejection 60 dB typical
    Signal-to-noise Ratio 115 dB at 40 kHz deviation (IEC-weighted), 75 kHz maximum modulation
    Total Harmonic Distortion <=1% (10 kHz deviation at 1 kHz)
    Sensitivity 20 dBµV (S/N 70 dB at 5 kHz deviation, IEC-weighted)
    Intermediate Frequency 65.75 MHz, 10.7 MHz
    Audio Output - Microphone 25 mV (at 1 kHz, ±5 kHz deviation, 10k ohm load),
    transformer isolated and balanced
    (ATTN switch at "0")
    Audio Output - Instrument 50 mV (at 1 kHz, ±5 kHz deviation, 10k ohm load),
    transformer isolated and balanced
    (ATTN switch at "0")
    Audio Output Attenuator (ATTN) Three-position switch: 0 / -6 / -12 dB
    Output Connectors (Microphone) XLRM-type, balanced
    Output Connectors (Instrument) 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS balanced phone jack
    Headphone Output Connector: 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS ("stereo") phone jack.
    Power Output: 10 mW + 10 mW into 32 ohms (at 1 kHz, ±5 kHz deviation); maximum output: 220 mW + 220 mW into 32 ohms.
    Headphones switchable between Channel 1 and Channel 2.
    External Mute 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS unbalanced phone jack, each channel
    Antenna Power DC 10V-12V, 20 mA (BNC-type jack)
    Computer Interface Type: Ethernet, 10BaseT mode
    Connector: RJ-45
    Proprietary Software: supplied on CD-ROM
    Power Supply 100-240V AC 50/60 Hz, 15W
    Pass-through AC Power Outlet 100-240V AC 50/60 Hz, 5A maximum
    Dimensions 18.98" (482.0 mm) W x
    1.74" (44.0 mm) H x
    10.85" (275.5 mm) D
    Net Weight 8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
    (without accessories)
    Accessories Included Detachable IEC-type AC power cable; two flexible UHF half-wave antennas; link cable; IEC-type AC pass-through cable; front-mount antenna cables and connectors; CD-ROM with computer control interface software
    BODY-PACK TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power OutputHigh: 35 mW; Low: 10 mW, nominal
    Spurious EmissionsUnder federal regulations
    Microphone Dynamic Range>=110 dB, A-weighted
    Instrument Dynamic Range>=100 dB, A-weighted
    Input ConnectionsHigh impedance, low impedance, bias
    BatteriesTwo 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    Current ConsumptionHigh: 185 mA; Low: 165 mA, typical
    Battery LifeApproximately 8 hours (High); 10 hours (Low), depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions2.60" (66.0 mm) W x
    3.43" (87.0 mm) H x
    0.94" (24.0 mm) D
    Net Weight4.4 oz (125 g)
    (without batteries)
    HANDHELD TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power Output High: 35 mW; Low: 10 mW, nominal
    Spurious Emissions Under federal regulations
    Dynamic Range >=110 dB, A-weighted
    Microphone Element AEW-T3300a: Cardioid Condenser
    AEW-T4100a: Cardioid Dynamic
    AEW-T5400a: Cardioid Condenser
    AEW-T6100a: Hypercardioid Dynamic
    Batteries Two 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption High: 185 mA; Low: 165 mA, typical
    Battery Life Approximately 6 hours (High); 8 hours (Low), depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions AEW-T3300a, AEW-T5400a: 9.41" (239.0 mm) long, 1.97" (50.0 mm) diameter
    AEW-T4100a, AEW-T6100a: 9.33" (237.0 mm) long, 1.89" (48.0 mm) diameter
    Net Weight AEW-T3300a: 9.5 oz (270 g)
    AEW-T4100a: 9.7 oz (276 g)
    AEW-T5400a: 10.0 oz (285 g)
    AEW-T6100a: 9.7 oz (275 g)
    (without batteries)
    Accessory Included AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp



    Second-generation 5000 Series (“a” version) components:
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver
    AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter
    AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T3300a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T5400a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter

    First-generation 5000 Series (original) components:
    AEW-R5200 dual receiver
    AEW-T1000 UniPak® transmitter
    AEW-T4100 cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T6100 hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T3300 cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T5400 cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter
    Click here for original 5000 Series owner’s manual.


    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

    5000 Series "a" Systems Submittal Sheet (pdf 353.19 KB)
    AEW-R5200 Submittal Sheet (pdf 377.15 KB)
    AEW-T1000a Submittal Sheet (pdf 209.36 KB)
    AEW-T3300a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.57 KB)
    AEW-T4100a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.09 KB)
    AEW-T5400a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.96 KB)
    AEW-T6100a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.52 KB)
    4000 & 5000 Series "a" Systems Accessories Chart (pdf 319.89 KB)
    Artist Elite® 4000 Series and 5000 Series Manual ("a" versions) (pdf 1.63 M)
    5000 Series AEW Control Interface Software Ver. 3.01 manual (pdf 608.92 KB)
    Artist Elite® 4000 Series and 5000 Series Manual (original versions) (pdf 313.03 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables Wireless System Accessories Using Wireless
  • Reviews

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    5.0

    Love the AEW wireless rigs

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    from Nashville, TN, USA

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          Comments about Audio-Technica 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems:

          I own over 14 AEW-T1000s, 12 handhelds(T4100, T3300, T5400) & 18 receivers so I can mix & match bodypacks & HH options for rentals, tours, etc. My clients are always pleased with the sonic quality & ease of use of the AEW rigs. I also use these in my personal setup when touring with my band & opening for larger acts. My personal favorite capsule is the 5400 for my voice but as the price suggests it should be my favorite. That mic is butter!!

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Live Sound
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Over a year
           
          5.0

          Great Mics for a mobile DJ

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          from Las Vegas, NV, USA

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          • Dj
          • Karaoke
          • Presentation/Spoken Word
          • Vocals

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              Comments about Audio-Technica 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems:

              I am a mobile DJ in Las Vegas and I knew I would need the best in wireless mics so my first stop was here. I love this mic but it is very technical to use, but on the flip side once it's set up it'll rock for you every time! I DJ 60 weddings a year and needed something that would last for years to come and these mics are the answer! I connect to a Bose L1 Model 1 and the pairing of the 2 in a match made in heaven!

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Intermediate
              • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
              • DJ
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Up to a year
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              • Q:

                AEW Wireless Management Software

                When there will be an updated version for the newest operating systems like OSX Mavericks or Yosemite and Windows 8.1?
                Asked on 9/1/2014 by UpToDate from Worldwide

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Thank you for you inquiry. The current version is compatible with OSX Mavericks and Windows 8.1? We have not seen Yosemite yet to determine it's compatibility.

                  Answered on 9/5/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                are there any rechargeable batteries that can be used with Artist Elite 5000 wireless microphones?
                Asked on 8/20/2014 by rfreeman094 from Elkin, NC, USA

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) type batteries typically provide good results when used in wireless microphone trasnmitters. One with a high mAh rating, say 2100 mAh or higher, can provide run times comparable to that of a non-rechargable alkaline type battery.

                  Answered on 8/25/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                1/4 to the body pack? I want to use the pack with a guitar.

                1/4 to the body pack? I want to use the pack with a guitar.
                Asked on 1/15/2014 by Austin from Huntington Beach, CA, USA

                1 answer

                • A:

                  The 1/4" to 4-PIN HRS connector for the 4000 / 5000 Series bodypack transmitter (AEW-T1000a), and other current Audio-Technica transmitters (excluding the PRO88w and ATR288w) are the following:
                  - AT-GcW
                  - AT-GcW PRO
                  - AT-GRcW
                  - AT-GRcW PRO

                  *PRO - means it has a metal, instead of a molded, connector.
                  *R - means that the connector is right-angle.
                  *cW - means it will mate properly to all current Audio-Technica transmitters, except the PRO88w and ATR288w.

                  Thanks!

                  Answered on 1/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                What is the connector used and pin-out for AEW-T1000 pack?
                Asked on 2/14/2013 by Chuckk from Full Compass

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. We use a Hirose 4 pin connector. The wiring is:

                  Pin 1 Ground
                  Pin 2 Instrument Hi X
                  Pin 3 Microphone Low Z
                  Pin 4 Bias voltage.

                  Answered on 2/18/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                can you please tell me the part #s

                for the battery door and spring for an AEW-T1000 body pack
                transmitter. I also lost the rubber for the on off mute switch is that also a replaceable part?
                Asked on 2/13/2013 by XBones from Pennington, NJ 08534, USA

                1 answer

                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.

                  Answered on 2/18/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                How many Recievers can be linked?

                How many recievers can be linked? Also can I use the antenna distribution hubs on the 5000 series?
                Asked on 3/29/2012 by TimCFOH

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                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. There is really no limit to the number that can be linked, although you would have a practical limitation based on the number of systems that can be used at the same time due to frequency. As for antenna distribution we have the AEW-DA550C and the AEW-DA660D for this system.

                  Answered on 4/5/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                AEW T1000D compatable w/ATW R1820D receiver?

                Found a great deal on a used AEW T1000D body-pack - I assume it would work with my ATW 1800D system, but would the audio quality & functionality be the same (as the 1800), better, or worse?
                Asked on 12/6/2011 by DMcCall from Ca.

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                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. It will pass audio, but the compader algorithms are different. The audio quality will not meet spec.

                  Answered on 12/7/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                What Receiver and Transmitter that have frequency bands of 470.00MHz to 742.00MHz with the output power of less than 10mW?
                Asked on 11/11/2011 by Jenn from Brunei

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                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. None of our current system fall within those parameters. Our 600 series, now discontinued for several years was in the 400 MHz and had a nominal output power of 10 mW.

                  Answered on 11/15/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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