System 8

VHF Wireless Systems

MSRP* US$149.95 - US$324.95   |  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
  • Configurations
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Easy setup & clear, natural sound
    Featuring sleek, stackable, contemporary styling, Audio-Technica's System 8 Wireless Systems are designed for reliable performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. Available in handheld, headworn, guitar, lavalier and body-pack configurations, these single-channel, fixed-frequency systems are available in three traveling VHF frequencies (169.505, 170.245, and 171.905 MHz).

  • Features

    • Easy operation and clear, natural sound quality

    • Reliable performance and durable construction

    • Advanced dipole antenna system for extended operating range

    • Power, RF, and AF Peak indicators

    • Volume control, 1/4" output jack and user-adjustable squelch

    • Rugged unidirectional dynamic element on handheld microphone/transmitter

    • Variable microphone trim control and multi-color battery/power indicator, AA operation on transmitters

    • Professional locking connector on UniPak® body-pack transmitter

    • Available in 7 system configurations
  • Configurations

    UniPak® Transmitter System
    ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak® transmitter. Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    UniPak® Guitar System
    ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak® transmitter with AT-GcW guitar/instrument input cable.
    UniPak® Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak® transmitter with PRO 8HEcW headworn microphone.
    UniPak® Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak® transmitter with PRO 92cW headworn microphone.
    UniPak® Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak® transmitter with PRO 92cW-TH headworn microphone (beige).
    UniPak® Lavalier Microphone System
    ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak® transmitter with omnidirectional lavalier microphone.
    Handheld Microphone System
    ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T802 handheld dynamic unidirectional microphone/transmitter. Includes AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp.
  • Specifications

    Operating Frequency VHF highband, 169 MHz to 172 MHz
    Modulation Mode FM
    Maximum Deviation +/-10 kHz
    Dynamic Range >/=90 dB (A-weighted), typical
    Total Harmonic Distortion <1% (at 1 kHz, +/-10 kHz deviation)
    Operating Range 200' (60 m) typical
    Open range environment with no interfering signals
    Operating Temperature Range 40° F (4° C) to 110° F (43° C)
    Battery performance may be reduced at very low temperatures
    Frequency Response 80 Hz to 13 kHz
    Receiving System Non-diversity, single-channel, dual antenna system
    Image Rejection 50 dB minimum
    RF Sensitivity 20 dBuV at 60 dB S/N ratio (50 ohms termination)
    Audio Output 1/4" (6.3 mm), unbalanced: 700 mV (1 kHz modulation, 10 kHz deviation, 100k ohm load), nominal
    Power Supply 100-240V AC (50/60 Hz) to 12V DC .5A (center positive) switched mode external power supply
    Dimensions 7.48" (190.0 mm) W x 1.82" (46.2 mm) H x 5.06" (128.5 mm) D
    Net Weight 11.8 oz (335 grams)
    Accessory Included Power supply
    RF Power Output10 mW
    Spurious EmissionsFollowing federal and national regulations
    Input ConnectionsFour-pin Locking Connector
    Pin 1: GND
    Pin 2: INST INPUT
    Pin 3: MIC INPUT
    Pin 4: DC BIAS +9V
    BatteriesTwo 1.5V AA Alkaline (not included)
    Battery Life8 hours (alkaline)
    Depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions2.76" (70.2 mm) W x 4.08" (103.7 mm) H x 0.98" (24.9 mm) D
    Net Weight3.0 oz (84.5 grams)
    (without battery)
    RF Power Output 10 mW
    Spurious Emissions Following federal and national regulations
    Batteries Two 1.5V AA Alkaline (not included)
    Battery Life 8 hours (alkaline)
    Depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions 9.91" (251.8 mm) long,
    2.11" (53.5 mm) diameter
    Net Weight 9.2 oz (260 grams)
    (without battery)
    Accessory Included AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp

    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

  • Downloads

    System 8 Wireless Literature Sheet (pdf 445.55 KB)
    System 8 Wireless Manual (pdf 586.40 KB)
    System 8 (ATW-R800) FCC DOC (pdf 980.34 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables Wireless System Accessories Using Wireless
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Can I buy just the ATW-801/L-T2?

      I have purchased 2 wireless system 8 with handheld microphone. Can I also purchase a separate ATW-801/L-T2 with the same frequency as one of the ATW-802 receivers, and use either the handheld mic OR the guitar cable/uni-pack transmitter? I don't see that option. I mainly do solo work, and would like the option.
      Asked on 4/22/2015 by Fletchmann from Plano, TX, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Yes, you may purchase just the UniPak transmitter (ATW-T801 *same frequency as your receiver) and use either the handheld or UniPak transmitter.

        Answered on 4/24/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
    • Q:

      Can one get extra cable for the body pack

      Hello there.. With the system 8, is it possible to get a second cable for the body pack that I can adapt to a 90 degree plug? Thanks.
      Asked on 12/12/2014 by JJMac

      1 answer

      • A:

        To have your question answered, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:

        Please include your original question in the email, and provide detailed information related to your setup, and what you are hoping to accomplish.


        Answered on 12/22/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Does the audio-technica System 8 wireless system work with portable speakers?

      I purchased the wireless system 8 to use as I am an exercise instructor. I travel around and want to use my own traveling speakers as well. (I don't have speakers yet) Is this system compatible with this? If so, what speakers would you recommend? I am in small and midsize studios. I am a spinning instructor and can't be fussing with different clubs sound systems. Am I wishing for a genie in a bottle? LOL

      Please help me get this figured out! Thank you so much.

      Connie B.
      Asked on 10/15/2014 by Connie from Brighton MI

      1 answer

      • A:

        The System 8 will connect to any PA System that has a 1/4" Microphone Input. Since there are a plethora of powered speakers and PA Systems that a System 8 can integrate with, it would be best to contact a local Audio Retailer to have them set-up a system for you. Audio-Technica features an Authorized Dealer List and Locator on For the location you listed, there are two authorized dealers that can assist you with the purchase of powered loud-speakers/PA-System for use with your Audio-Technica System 8.

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


        Answered on 10/22/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Simultaneous used of products, Wireless Mics

      If I have a 200 series ATW-T202 and buy a different series, will there be a disturbance or can't I use them simultaneous.
      Asked on 5/12/2014 by Belle from Jacksonville, NC, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        System 8 wireless systems are compatible with 200 Series wireless systems as long as they are on different operating frequencies. Each series is made in 3 different fixed frequencies. Choose a System 8 frequency that is different from the 200 Series systems frequency.

        Answered on 5/12/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      What's the difference between system9 and system8 of your wireless products?

      I see you sell one for instruments and another one for speaking. but is there a real difference in sound quality?
      Asked on 3/11/2014 by lare

      1 answer

      • A:

        The sound quality for both systems are the same. HOWEVER, the System 9 is frequency-agile. In this case, that means that it has four selectable frequencies. The System 8 is a fixed frequency wireless system; the frequency cannot be changed and is not selectable. Please Note that System 8 and System 9 are not compatible for simultaneous use.

        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team:

        If you are not located in the United States, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area for further information:


        Answered on 3/12/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      I'm newto the wireless community.. what is the difference in the frequencies? Is it different for certain guitars and amps?
      Asked on 10/3/2013 by XIIIMindless

      2 answers

      • A:

        Having different frequencies permits the simultaneous operation of mutiple wireless systems in the same location. Each wireless microphone/transmitter must operate on its own frequency. System 8 VHF Wireless Systems are available in 3 different frequencies, therefore the maximum number of System 8 systems that can be operated simultaneously is 3.

        Answered on 10/3/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Any of the frequencies are fine. The different frequencies are available to allow multiple system to be used at the same time.

        Answered on 10/3/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      More then one microphone

      Is it possible to use more then one microphone with this product at the same time since for interviews?
      Asked on 9/7/2013 by stevethemime

      1 answer

      • A:

        You can use one transmitter per one receiver in your situation. You can get two complete systems on different frequencies to run simultaneously.

        Answered on 9/9/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
    • Q:

      Can this system be used with recording software on a MacBook Pro?

      I would like to record Powerpoint presentations on a MacBook Pro while having the freedom to walk around in the room. Would this system be an appropriate choice? Is any additional hardware or software necessary?

      Thank you so much.
      Asked on 8/21/2013 by VAWMM from Pittsburgh, PA

      1 answer

      • A:

        Provided that your Mac computer has a 1/8" input, then It will be possible to connect the System 8 to your computer by way of the HOSA CMP110 1/4" Mono to 1/8' Stereo cable.

        It is important to note that you can use the System 8 and this cable to connect to your Mac for the purpose of recording, provided that you are using recording software. You will likely not be able to broadcast the audio through your computer speakers.

        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team, and provide details related to your question.


        Answered on 8/22/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Can the Country Man Isomax headset work with The System 8 VHS Wireless System?

      Is the System 8 Body Pack compatible with the Countryman Isomax headset with hirose connector?
      Asked on 6/14/2013 by Trent10

      1 answer

      • A:

        The Countryman Isomax product page has a "Configure" section, where you can select what wireless system you'd like to use their headset with. If you don't see the T801, then look for the Audio-Technica T35 and that should match up properly. However, to be fully certain the microphone will work properly with a System 8, please contact Countryman.


        Answered on 6/27/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      I need 4 lavalier mikes for 4 actors, how do I do it if you only offer 3 frequencies
      Asked on 6/1/2013 by anthony2000

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. You will have to add a different model wireless system that operates on another frequency such as our Pro Series 5 system.

        Answered on 6/6/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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