2000 Series

Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems

MSRP* US$459.00 - US$879.00   |  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
  • Configurations
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview


    Audio-Technica’s second-generation 2000 Series is a 10-channel frequency-agile UHF wireless system designed to suit a variety of applications, including MI/live performance, fixed installation, public address, A/V rental houses and places of worship. It offers all the advantages of a high-quality, professional wireless system at an extremely affordable price. New professional features include two available frequency bands and switchable antenna power. Also new to the 2000 Series, the optional ATW-CHG2 two-bay recharging station provides power to recharge NiMH batteries in two ATW-T220a handheld transmitters and/or ATW-T210a UniPak® transmitters in any combination.

    Offering 10 selectable channels in one of two UHF frequency ranges and True Diversity UHF wireless technology, the 2000 Series features automatic frequency scanning. At the touch of a button, this function automatically determines and sets the best available frequency. Any of the 2000 Series’ 10 channels may be used together without any frequency coordination problems or group selection issues. The 2000 Series also incorporates Audio-Technica’s Tone Lock™ squelch plus an easy-to-read LCD information display.
  • Features


    • Serious advances in affordable professional wireless

    • Clear sound quality and rock-solid, dependable performance

    • Automatic frequency scanning

    • 10 compatible user-switchable channels in one of two UHF frequency ranges

    • Antenna power available for powered antennas & other in-line RF devices

    • True Diversity operation selects the better signal from the two receiver sections, reducing dropouts

    • Tone Lock™ tone squelch system fights interference

    • Rugged metal half-rack receiver with soft-touch controls and LCD display

    • Balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4” output jacks enable use with a wide variety of audio gear

    • Switchable transmitter power output with high and low settings offered

    • Includes rack-mount kit and detachable UHF antennas

    • Ground-lift switch helps eliminate audible hum caused by ground loops between the sound system and receiver

    • ATW-T220a Handheld Microphone/Transmitter features PRO 41 Capsule for maximum feedback rejection and consistent sound

    • New charger (ATW-CHG2 ) available for ATW-T220a & ATW-T210a transmitters

  • Configurations

    UniPak® Body-pack System
    ATW-2110a
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Handheld Microphone System
    ATW-2120a
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T220a handheld cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter.
    Lavalier Microphone System
    ATW-2129a
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® Microphone System transmitter with AT829cW lavalier microphone.
    Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-2192a
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® Microphone System transmitter with BP892cW MicroSet® omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone. Includes element covers, windscreens and clothing clip.
    Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-2192a-TH
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® Microphone System transmitter with BP892cW-TH MicroSet® omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone (beige). Includes element covers, windscreens and clothing clip.
    Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-2193a
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® Microphone System transmitter with BP893cW MicroEarset omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone. Includes element covers, windscreens and clothing clip.
    Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-2193a-TH
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® Microphone System transmitter with BP893cW-TH MicroEarset omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone. Includes element covers, windscreens and clothing clip.
    Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-2194a
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® Microphone System transmitter with BP894cW MicroSet® cardioid condenser headworn microphone. Includes windscreens and clothing clip.
    Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-2194a-TH
    ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T210a UniPak® Microphone System transmitter with BP894cW-TH MicroSet® cardioid condenser headworn microphone (beige). Includes windscreens and clothing clip.
  • Specifications

    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies UHF
    Band D: 656.125 to 678.500 MHz
    Band I : 487.125 to 506.500 MHz
    Number of Channels 10 total
    Modulation Mode FM
    Maximum Deviation ±40 kHz
    Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-weighted), typical
    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 5º C to 45º C
    41º F to 113º F
    Battery and LCD performance may be reduced at very low temperatures.
    Frequency Response 100 Hz to 15 kHz (+1 dB, -3 dB)
    RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
    Receiving System True diversity
    Image Rejection 60 dB nominal, 55 dB minimum
    RF Sensitivity 20 dBuV at 60 dB S/N ratio
    (50 ohms termination)
    Antenna Input BNC-type, 50 ohms
    Bias voltage 12V DC, 60 mA, each
    Power Requirements 12-18V DC, 500 mA
    Dimensions 210.0 mm (8.27") W x
    162.2 mm (6.39") D x
    44.0 mm (1.73") H
    Not including BNC connectors or feet.
    Net Weight 1.0 kg (35.3 oz), without accessories
    Accessories Included Two flexible UHF antennas; AC adapter (country dependent); rack-mount adapters




    ADDITIONAL RECEIVER SPECS

    Maximum Output Level:
    XLR, balanced: +9 dBV
    ¼" (6.3 mm), unbalanced: +4 dBV
    Balanced Audio Output Attenuator:
    Two position switch: 0 / -12 dB
    BODY-PACK TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power OutputHigh: 30 mW, Low: 10 mW (switchable), at 50 ohms
    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)
    or two 1.2V AA NiMH (not included)

    Recharging power for NiMH batteries (with ATW-CHG2)
    U.S./Canada/Latin America: 3.2 V DC, 230 mA x2
    Other world areas: 3.2 V DC, 320 mA x2
    Battery LifeHigh: 7 hours (alkaline)
    Low: 9 hours (alkaline)
    Depending on battery type and use pattern.
    Dimensions66.0 mm (2.60") W x
    22.5 mm (0.89") D x
    92.3 mm (3.63") H
    Net Weight81 g (2.9 oz), without batteries
    HANDHELD TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power Output High: 30 mW; Low: 10 mW (switchable), at 50 ohms
    Spurious Emissions Following federal and national regulations
    Microphone Element Dynamic cardioid
    Batteries Two 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    or two 1.2V AA NiMH (not included)

    Recharging power for NiMH batteries (with ATW-CHG2)
    U.S./Canada/Latin America: 3.2 V DC, 230 mA x2
    Other world areas: 3.2 V DC, 320 mA x2
    Battery Life High: 7 hours (alkaline)
    Low: 9 hours (alkaline)
    Depending on battery type and use pattern.
    Dimensions 232.0 mm (9.13") long,
    48.0 mm (1.89") diameter
    Net Weight 252 g (8.9 oz), without batteries
    Accessory Included AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp



    Second-generation 2000 Series (“a” version) components:
    ATW-R2100a receiver
    ATW-T210a UniPak® body-pack transmitter
    ATW-T220a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    Click here for “a” version 2000 Series owner’s manual.

    First-generation 2000 Series (original) components:
    ATW-R2100 receiver
    ATW-T210 UniPak® body-pack transmitter
    ATW-T220 cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    Click here for original 2000 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.



    Conditions
  • Downloads

    2000 Series Wireless Owners Manual ("a" versions) (pdf 1.29 M)
    ATW-CHG2 Manual (pdf 738.64 KB)
    2000 Series "a" Systems Submittal Sheet (pdf 181.91 KB)
    ATW-R2100a Submittal Sheet (pdf 329.65 KB)
    ATW-T210a Submittal Sheet (pdf 132.00 KB)
    ATW-T220a Submittal Sheet (pdf 81.47 KB)
    2000 Series "a" Systems Accessories Chart (pdf 281.69 KB)
    2000 Series ("a" versions) Literature Sheet (pdf 460.65 KB)
    2000 Series Wireless Owners Manual (original versions) (pdf 141.72 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables Wireless System Accessories Using Wireless
  • Reviews

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    Audio-Technica2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems
     
    4.8

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    5.0

    Awesome Sounding mic!

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    from Murrieta, CA, USA

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    • Presentation/Spoken Word
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        Comments about Audio-Technica 2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems:

        I love this microphone. It is simple and easy to use anywhere. It also has amazing tone for vocal performance. I have been incorporating this mic more and more into live performances.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Expert
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Live Sound
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Up to a year
         
        4.0

        Best Investment for Your Hard Earned Cash

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        from Jamestown, NC, USA

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        Pros

        • Aerobics
        • Film/Video Production
        • Karaoke
        • Presentation/Spoken Word
        • Reliability
        • Sound quality
        • Vocals

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        • Power Switch

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          Comments about Audio-Technica 2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems:

          There are not really any systems that can complete with the 2000 Series at its price point. I have installed over 500 of these systems and component failure has to be less than 1%. The biggest cause of repairs is users dropping the units. My clients love the sound quality, reliability, and styling. The charging stations are also a huge plus that my customers have always desired.
          My only gripe is the power switch design on the handheld. I long for a tactile style(aka 3000 series) or at least one you can operated without having to turning the unit upside down. That small issue kept me from giving the 2000 Series an otherwise perfect score.

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          • House of Worship
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          • Over a year
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          5.0

          Awsome mic!

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          from Framingham, MA, USA

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              Comments about Audio-Technica 2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems:

              Great mic for a cheap price.

              I bought the ATW2120 and I'm very pleased with the sound quality of this mic. I used a few weeks ago in a seminar to over 1000 people and it worked perfectly, the battery lasted for more than 8 hours.

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

              This is the best

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              from Wisconsin

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica 2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems:

                  I have had AT products in the past, and this one is awesome. The quality of this microphone is great, it is balanced and dynamic for vocals and for spoken words, The sensitivity of the mic is perfect for all uses, I use it as an area mic, or solo's. this is a true multifacited microphone.

                  i recommend this mic for any application.

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                  • Intermediate
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                  • Live Sound
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                  5.0

                  You will not be disappointed!

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                  from Mullins, SC

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                      Comments about Audio-Technica 2000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems:

                      We bought 4 of these for our gospel group in December 2010 and by far, the best money we have ever spent! The sound is awesome and clear as a bell. No more cords to step over and battery life is really good! I would like to see a better housing instead of the plastic, but over-all it was good money for the investment.

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                      • House of Worship
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                      • Q:

                        What receivers can I use for the atw t220a I band? Can I use a 3000 series as well as the 2000 series?
                        Asked on 8/23/2015 by Chris from Morgan Hill C

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          The receiver for the ATW-T220a i-Band is the ATW-R2100a i-Band. The T220a should not be used with a 3000 Series receiver, as they both utilize different companders. Furthermore, 2000 Series and 3000 Series in the same bandwidth are not compatible.

                          If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                          audio-solutions@atus.com

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 8/26/2015 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                      • Q:

                        Does the ATW-2120a come with a microphone stand?

                        I need 5 wireless microphones for a county auditor's office. We sell a digital recording system and the customer wants the wireless mics.
                        Asked on 5/28/2015 by JHCLINE from Akron, OH, USA

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                        • A:

                          It does not come with a stand. It does come with a stand clamp for mounting the microphone to a stand however. The clamp screws onto stands that have standard 5/8"-27 threads. This includes most floor and desktop type stands.
                          We manufacture desktop type stands, but not floor type stands. See an example of a desktop stand that will accommodate the microphone at the link below.

                          AT8601 Microphone Desk Stand.
                          http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/windscreens_mounts/e6b2a4432dee8f26/index.html

                          For a floor type stand, check out On-Stage Stands at on-stagestands.com

                          Answered on 5/29/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                        • A:

                          No the ATW-2120a system does not include a microphone stand. You may use any standard 5/8-27" threaded microphone stand from your local music store.

                          Answered on 5/29/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
                      • Q:

                        Microphome houisings are breaking

                        We have 8 2000 series wireless microphones we purchased at least 6 years ago. The bottom screw off housing that you remove to replace the batteries is breaking or cracking at the threads on most of these. Can we purchase replacement lower housings?
                        Asked on 4/27/2015 by rbhcrh88 from Saint Louis, MO, USA

                        1 answer

                        • A:

                          Please contact our Parts Department for assistance obtaining replacement lower housings for your microphones.
                          Parts may be reached by phone at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 Mon.- Fri. between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM (EST) or by email at parts@atus.com. Please specify whether your microphones/ransmitters are ATW-T220 or ATW-T220a models.

                          Answered on 4/28/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                      • Q:

                        DR-R22 Receiver makes popping sounds

                        I have 2 of these receivers and recently they both have started making popping sounds as they switch from channel A to channel B. Since they are both the same age I am thinking a component issue of some kind. Is this something I can fix or will they need to be sent in?
                        Asked on 3/7/2015 by Jessejtr from Saint Louis, MO, USA

                        1 answer

                        • A:

                          Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                          Answered on 3/10/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
                      • Q:

                        Can I use a mic and instrument on a wireless pack at the same time?

                        Can I use a mic and instrument at the same time on the 2000 series wireless pack?
                        Asked on 9/24/2014 by Bob40 from Essex, CT, USA

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                        • A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. No, you cannot do this.

                          Answered on 10/6/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                      • Q:

                        Can I add another mic.

                        I have a Model ATW R2000aD over the ear microphone system. Works fine. Can I buy just a hand held microphone for this receiver? If so how much?

                        Then I can set up the hand held mic on one frequency and the over the ear on another frequency to enable two people to use the system? If not why not.

                        David Mansfield
                        Asked on 9/22/2014 by Earl from Eugene, Oregon

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                        • A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, you can purchase a hand held mic for this system (ATW-T220ad). Please note that you will only be able to use one at a time. The transmitter and the receiver must be on the same frequency and only one transmitter at a time. It is the same principle as a car radio. You can only listen to one radio station at a time.

                          Answered on 10/6/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                      • Q:

                        Frequency code

                        My transmitter and receiver have two different frequency codes and will not hook up. Can I change the frequency code on my transmitter to match the one on my receiver or can I send it back to audio technica and have it set to the right one?
                        Asked on 8/23/2014 by Shannon from Mississippi, USA

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                        • A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. I assume that you have one component in the I band (400 MHz range) and the other in the D band (600 MHz range). If that is the case they cannot be changed from I to D or D to I.

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

                        I need to purchase one of the antennas for the ATW-R2100 transmitter. What part number would I use for that?

                        I found one of the two antennas on the back of the transmitter that rotate broken off at the base.
                        Asked on 4/26/2014 by Silas from Northern California

                        1 answer

                        • A:

                          Actually, what you have described is an antenna for the receiver. If your receiver model is ATW-R2100 (NOT ATW-R2100a) it should operate in the 655 to 680 MHz frequency range. Verify this by locating the FREQ: specification on the label affixed to the rear of the receiver. The correct antenna will have a black colored tip.
                          For ATW-R2100a model receivers, the receiver may operate in either the 655 to 680 MHz frequency range OR in the 487 to 507 MHz frequency range. The correct antenna for the 487 to 507 MHz frequency band will have an orange colored tip.
                          Please contact our Parts Department to purchase replacement antennas, and make certain you specify which frequency range your receiver operates in. The Parts Department can be reached Mon.- Fri. between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (EST) at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002, or at parts@atus.com

                          Answered on 4/28/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                      • Q:

                        I have a 2000 series ATW-R2100 receiver. Is this a D Band receiver? I want to add another wireless, do I purchase one with the D Band?
                        Asked on 4/8/2014 by SoundLink from Wyoming, USA

                        1 answer

                        • A:

                          To find out what frequency band you are operating in, please check the back of both the transmitter and the receiver.

                          Each 2000 Series system will be operating in ONE of the following UHF Bandwidths:
                          d-Band: 656.125 to 678.500 MHz
                          i-Band: 487.125 to 506.500 MHz

                          PLEASE NOTE:
                          A wireless system is made up of a transmitter and receiver combination. For multiple system use, each transmitter-receiver combination needs to be operating on a both a different and available frequency/channel. In other words, one cannot use multiple transmitters with a single receiver at the same time, as this will create a broadcast conflict. If the wireless system has scanning capabilities (the 2000 Series does), then it is advised that you run a scan with each complete system, setting each system to a different available frequency. Because the wireless microphone frequencies used are within UHF TV frequency bands, only certain channels (operating frequencies) may be useable in a particular geographic area. Therefore, if located in the United States, it is always best to contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team for wireless microphone operation/coordination in your geographical area.
                          - audio-solutions@atus.com

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 4/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
                      • Q:

                        Transmitters and Recording

                        How many transmitters can I run to one receiver? I am interviewing people on film and I want to mic up myself and the interviewee with lav mics that transmit to just the one receiver. Also, I obviously want to record the audio that is being transmitted and clearly the receiver is not made for that so how do I go about recording the audio?
                        Asked on 3/10/2014 by danielthemaniel

                        1 answer

                        • A:

                          One. Most of our wireless systems are "single receiver" type systems. That is, there is only one receiving section within the receiver housing to detect the signal from only one transmitter at a time. To use multiple transmitters simultaneously in the same location, you would typically just have that many complete "single receiver" type wireless systems. These systems must have frequencies that are both clear of any TV broadcasts in the area (to avoid possible frequency interference) and compatible with one another for simultaneouse use. This of course means that you will have an audio output connector on each receiver that will require 2 audio inputs on your device (your camera in this case). If you do not have 2 audio inputs, a microphone Mixer could be used between the wireless receivers to combine the signals into a single audio output connector for connection to a single audio input.
                          There are dual receivers, such as our 1800 Series camera-mountable and our 5000 Series touring wireless systems, that allow the use of two transmitters at the same time however. The 1800 Series dual receiver even has an onboard mixer to combine both signals to a single output connector.

                          Answered on 3/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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