1800 Series

Camera-mount UHF Wireless Systems

MSRP* US$795.00-$1,995.00   |  Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



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  • Features
  • Configurations
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview


    With UHF reception (996 frequencies user-selectable in 25 kHz steps), Audio-Technica’s 1800 Series camera-mount wireless microphone systems provide extremely flexible, professional and easy-to-use portable wireless solutions. The 1800 Series is available in dual-channel and single-channel systems.

    For simultaneous operation of two microphones, dual-channel 1800 wireless systems include the ATW-R1820 dual receiver with two completely independent receiver channels in a single unit. Dual balanced outputs enable signals to be mixed, or independently assigned to each output. Independent audio level controls provide flexible audio mixing and monitoring possibilities.

    For those using a single microphone, the single-channel 1800 Series systems include the ATW-R1810 single-channel receiver.

    1800 Series wireless systems come equipped with a choice of plug-on and body-pack transmitters. The ATW-T1801 UniPak® body-pack transmitters feature a professional locking 4-pin connector compatible with all Audio-Technica Wireless Essentials® microphones. The ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitters feature a locking XLR connector for adapting dynamic and condenser microphones. Both transmitters offer selectable high and low transmission modes to conserve battery life/maximize power.

    Additional 1800 Series features include automatic frequency scanning, Tone Lock™ squelch, back-lit LCD, soft-touch buttons, headphone monitor output with independent level control, and durable metal construction.
  • Features

    • Two completely independent receiver channels in a single unit, for simultaneous operation of two microphones (dual-channel systems)

    • Compact receiver is easy to mount on a camera

    • UHF reception with 996 frequencies selectable in 25 kHz steps

    • Automatic frequency scanning for easy selection of open channels

    • Tone Lock™ squelch system eliminates interference when transmitter is off

    • Two independent balanced outputs (dual-channel systems)

    • Headphone monitor output with independent level control

    • Battery fuel-level indicators on transmitters and receiver

    • Soft-touch controls for easy frequency selection

    • True Diversity operation for resistance to multi-path interference and dropouts

    • LCD frequency and battery status display with backlight

    • Antenna and AF Peak LED indicators

    • Dual-channel receiver can operate in single-receiver mode to extend battery life when only one audio channel is in use (dual-channel systems)

    • Transmitters operate in low or high transmission modes to conserve battery life/maximize power

    • Easy, user-friendly operation

    • Clear, natural sound quality

    • Powered by AA batteries

    • System components of the 1800 Series and 3000 Series Wireless Systems can be used interchangeably

  • Configurations

    ATW-1821
    ATW-1821
    Includes ATW-R1820 dual-channel receiver, two ATW-T1801 UniPak® body-pack transmitters and two lavalier microphones.
    ATW-1822
    ATW-1822
    Includes ATW-R1820 dual-channel receiver and two ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitters.
    ATW-1823
    ATW-1823
    Includes ATW-R1820 dual-channel receiver, ATW-T1801 UniPak® body-pack transmitter, ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitter and a lavalier microphone.
    ATW-1811
    ATW-1811
    Includes ATW-R1810 single-channel receiver, ATW-T1801 UniPak® body-pack transmitter and a lavalier microphone.
    ATW-1812
    ATW-1812
    Includes ATW-R1810 single-channel receiver and ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitter.
    ATW-1813
    ATW-1813
    Includes ATW-R1810 single-channel receiver, ATW-T1801 UniPak® body-pack transmitter, ATW-T1802 plug-on transmitter and lavalier microphone.
  • Specifications

    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies UHF Band C: 541.500 to 566.375 MHz
    UHF Band D: 655.500 to 680.375 MHz
    Number of Channels 996 total per band
    Frequency Stability ±0.005%, Phase Lock Loop frequency control
    Minimum Frequency Step 25 kHz
    Modulation Mode FM
    Normal Deviation ±10 kHz
    Operating Range 100 m (300') typical
    Operating Temperature Range 23° 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 >50 dB typical
    Signal-to-noise Ratio 104 dB at 30 kHz deviation (A-weighted), maximum modulation 37 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion <1% (±10 kHz deviation at 1 kHz)
    Sensitivity 25 dBµV, (S/N 60 dB at 5 kHz deviation, A-weighted)
    Audio Output Balanced: 27 mV (at 1 kHz, ±5 kHz deviation)
    Output Connector 3-pin mini XLR (TA3M-type)
    Monitor Headphone Output (typical) 35 mW max., 32 ohm load (per channel)
    Monitor Headphone Jack 3.5 mm TRS, signals on both Tip and Ring
    External Power Requirements 12V DC nominal, 500 mA
    Batteries ATW-R1820: Six 1.5V AA alkaline (not included); ATW-R1810: Four 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption Dual-channel Operation: 600 mA typical; Single-channel Operation 350 mA typical
    Battery Life Dual-channel Operation (ATW-R1820): 6 hours typical*
    Single-channel Operation (ATW-R1810): 10 hours typical*
    * depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions ATW-R1820: 85.0 mm (3.35") W x 133.0 mm (5.24") H x 36.0 mm (1.42") D
    ATW-R1810: 75.0 mm (2.95") W x 125.0 mm (4.92") H x 32.0 mm (1.25") D
    Net Weight ATW-R1820: 425 grams (15.0 oz) (without batteries)
    ATW-R1810: 300 grams (10.5 oz) (without batteries)
    Accessories Included ATW-R1820: Two flexible UHF antennas; two 18" TA3F to XLRM output cables; belt pouch
    ATW-R1810: Two flexible UHF antennas; 18" TA3F to XLRM output cable; belt pouch
    BODY-PACK TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power OutputHigh: 30 mW; Low: 10 mW, nominal
    Spurious EmissionsUnder federal regulations
    Dynamic Range>105 dB, A-weighted
    Input ConnectionsHigh impedance, low impedance, bias
    BatteriesTwo 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    Current ConsumptionHigh: 180 mA; Low: 160 mA, typical
    Battery LifeApproximately 6 hours (High); 8 hours (Low),
    depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions66.0 mm (2.60") W x
    87.0 mm (3.43") H x
    24.0 mm (0.94") D
    Net Weight80 grams (2.8 oz) (without batteries)
    PLUG-ON TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power Output High: 30 mW; Low: 10 mW, nominal
    Spurious Emissions Under federal regulations
    Input Connector 3-pin locking XLRF-type
    Batteries Two 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption High: 180 mA; Low: 160 mA, typical
    Battery Life Approximately 6 hours (High); 8 hours (Low),
    depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions 40.0 mm (1.57") x
    111.0 mm (4.37") x
    40.0 mm (1.57")
    Net Weight 199 grams (7.0 oz) (without batteries)



    Microphone Power (ATW-T1802 Plug-on Transmitter): Provides power to condenser microphones rated to operate on 12V phantom power or less.

    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

    1800 Series Wireless Systems Manual (dual-channel) (pdf 489.77 KB)
    1800 Series Wireless Systems Manual (single-channel) (pdf 389.51 KB)
    1800 Series Dual-channel Systems Submittal Sheet (pdf 284.15 KB)
    1800 Series Single-channel Systems Submittal Sheet (pdf 202.64 KB)
    ATW-R1810 Submittal Sheet (pdf 303.20 KB)
    ATW-R1820 Submittal Sheet (pdf 345.06 KB)
    ATW-T1801 Submittal Sheet (pdf 205.87 KB)
    ATW-T1802 Submittal Sheet (pdf 206.21 KB)
    1800 Series Accessories Chart (pdf 228.65 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables Wireless System Accessories Using Wireless
  • Reviews

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    • cheap

    Cons

    • Poor quality

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      Just na pain to use, drop outs, hiss - you name it

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      • Film/Video Production
      • Presentation/Spoken Word

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        Comments about Audio-Technica 1800 Series Camera-mount UHF Wireless Systems:

        Simple to use, good range,large selection of mikes and light bodypacks.

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        • Videographer
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        • Up to a year
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        • Q:

          Is it possible to adjust the squelch level? I am getting a lot of "dead air" when the user pauses their talking.

          It sounds like someone is turning the record level up and down frequently.
          Asked on 7/9/2015 by bpiepenburg from Schofield, WI

          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 7/10/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
        • Q:

          Would there be a problem powering the ATW-R1820 receiver with the external 12 volt camera power out? This output reads 16 volts with Anton Bauer bric
          Asked on 4/25/2015 by LSBrewer from United States

          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 4/28/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
        • Q:

          Battery Life

          The battery indicator shows 4 bars at first. What percent battery life remains at 3, 2, and 1 bar?
          Asked on 10/24/2014 by donp from VA

          1 answer

          • A:

            What percentage of battery life remains is very difficult to calculate. More accurate is the amount of voltage remaining.

            3 bars = 2.57 volts

            2 bars = 2.4

            1 bar = 2.3 volts and low battery flashing

            Answered on 10/29/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          1823 combo pack: lavalier pickup pattern & accessory

          What is the pickup pattern for the lavalier that is supplied with the 1823 combo pack? And do you sell a cable that plugs into the body pack transmitter that terminates into a female xlr?
          Asked on 10/9/2014 by GoBrowns from Cleveland, OH, USA

          1 answer

          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. The lave mic is an omnidirectional pattern. The cable you are looking for is the XLRW cable.

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

          Can I use my ATW T 1801 with another Receiver?

          Can I use my T-1801 transmitter with a lighter and simpler receiver? I have the ATW-R1820 receiver which is good sometimes but I would like to be able use a smaller, simpler and lighter receiver sometimes.
          Asked on 11/18/2013 by BobD from Philadelphia, PA

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          • A:

            The ATW-T1801 is compatible with the following receivers, provided that both the transmitter and receiver are operating in the same bandwidth:

            - ATW-R1810 / Single Channel 1800 Series
            - ATW-R1820 / Dual Channel 1800 Series
            - ATW-R310 / First Generation 3000 Series
            - ATW-R3100 / Second Generation 3000 Series
            - ATW-R3100b / Third Generation 3000 Series

            All other rules for using wireless equipment applies. Please read the owner's manual of your wireless system for proper setup and operation.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 11/21/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Can I use a T3300 transmitter with an R1810 receiver?
          Asked on 2/26/2013 by Simmsy from Kent, UK

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. The microphone will work, but the specs will not be correct. The two systems use different compander algorithms, so I cannot guarantee you will be happy with the performance.

            Answered on 2/27/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          When can we expect a new version for photographers and mobile recording
          Asked on 2/14/2013 by Olix

          1 answer

          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. At this time I'm not aware of new version in the works.

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

          Looking for antenna only for ATW-T1801 UHF transmitter. Where can I purchase one?

          The antenna was lost/misplaced and need a replacement urgently. Thanks.
          Asked on 1/31/2013 by Rickrom from Belize

          1 answer

          • A:

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

            Answered on 2/4/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          The lowest input gain in the 1802 plug-on transmitter is -6 dB. Is it low enough to use the transmitter directly with sound mixers or similar devices?

          The lowest input gain in the 1802 plug-on transmitter is -6 dB. Is it low enough to use the transmitter directly with sound mixers or similar devices with line level without putting any attenuation in the scheme? The same question for body-pack transmitter: can it be plugged directly to sound mixers to get the wireless signal?
          Asked on 8/19/2012 by Vrednik

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. We have customers using the ATW-1802 and the body pack transmitters in this application. You need to make sure not to send an extremely hot signal to the transmitter.

            Answered on 8/27/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          One of our 1800 series belt pack microphones has gone missing. Can we purchase a replacement for this one component?

          ATW-T1801 UHF Transmitter
          Asked on 7/17/2012 by wulfy

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. The microphone that is included with the system is not sold separately. We sell several other microphones that will work with this system. Look at the:

            AT831cW or AT898cW for a uni-directional microphone
            or the
            MT830cW or AT899cW for an omni-directional microphone

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