ATR288W

VHF TwinMic™ System with battery-powered receiver and transmitter

MSRP* US$199.95   |  One-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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  • Overview


    This multi-purpose wireless system provides versatile performance for camcorders, karaoke, DJs, houses of worship, schools, meetings and presentations. The ATR288W TwinMic™ VHF wireless system is supplied with two microphones, an omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone and the ATR1200 unidirectional dynamic vocal/instrument microphone.
  • Features


    • Includes miniature lavalier condenser microphone for "hands-free" uses such as aerobics, dance, theater, lectures and "newscaster-style" videos

    • Includes ATR1200 dynamic microphone for handheld uses such as singing, talking, recording and videos

    • Compact, ultra-lightweight transmitter and receiver are each powered by a single 9V battery

    • Normal operating range 100'; up to 300' under optimum conditions

    • Two user-switchable frequencies for interference-free operation

    • Includes earphone for real-time monitoring capability

    • Durable, rubber-coated, flexible receiver antenna can be positioned for best reception

    • Includes belt-clip and quick, reliable camera mount adapter for easy positioning and use

  • Specifications

    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequency T24 (169.505 MHz & 170.305 MHz)
    Number of Channels 2
    Modulation Mode FM
    Frequency Response n/a
    RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
    Reception System FM Superheterodyne
    Reception Sensitivity 2 µV for 30 dB S/N
    DC Input 9V DC (center-positive)
    Battery 9V alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption 50 mA
    Battery Life 8 hours nominal
    Dimensions 4.09" (104.0 mm) H x 2.44" (62.0 mm) W x 0.94" (24.0 mm) D
    Net Weight 3.5 oz (100 grams)
    Accessories Included Belt clip; camera shoe-mount adapter; monitor earphone; audio output cable; two sets hook-and-loop tape and self-adhesive foam; flexible antenna; mini-plug to 1/4" adapter.
    BODY-PACK TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    ModulationFM
    Modulation Sensitivity6 mV for full deviation
    Battery9V alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption50 mA
    Battery Life8 hours nominal
    Dimensions4.09" (104.0 mm) H x 2.44" (62.0 mm) W x 0.94" (24.0 mm) D
    Net Weight2.8 oz (80 g)
    Accessory IncludedBelt clip



    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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    Audio-TechnicaATR288W VHF TwinMic™ System with battery-powered receiver and transmitter
     
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    4.0

    Great for the money.

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    from New Berlin, WI, USA

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    Pros

    • Film/Video Production
    • home video producers
    • Presentation/Spoken Word
    • Vocals

    Cons

    • not extremely rugged

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic™ System with battery-powered receiver and transmitter:

      Many videographers periodically need a microphone that is close to the subject to get good sound. The camera mic(s) just won't do.

      That's when this microphone system works perfectly. It's wireless and connects to a camcorders with a mini plug. This system has the flexibility of using a pin-on type microphone (great for a single subject) or a hand-held microphone (great for several people). Both are provided.

      This is not an all metal, rugged set-up like those for several hundred dollars. But it will be perfect for the hobby video maker. It works well and sounds very good. It's the best system I found for the money.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Intermediate
      • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
      • Videographer
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Less than a month
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    • Q & A

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      • Q:

        can this be used with ATR3350 mic

        I already have ATR3350 and looking to make them wireless. can I use this ATR288W or I need to buy the Pro 88W. what is the different between ATR288W vs Pro 88W? same transmitter and receiver just different mic included?
        Asked on 5/14/2015 by YYZUser from Toronto, ON, Canada

        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 5/27/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
      • Q:

        AC for ATR288W Receiver

        The receiver unit of the ATR288W seems to have an AC port on it but I'm not seeing any power supplies for it. What exactly do I need?
        Asked on 8/18/2014 by ddonicht from Portland, OR, USA

        1 answer

        • A:

          The Philmore MW41-945A Regulated Power Supply should work. Use the 1.35 x 3.5 mm size plug.

          Answered on 8/20/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        ATR288E mic

        Can both the lapel mic and the standard mic be used by different people at the same time? I perform weddings and would like to mic the bride as well as myself at the same time.
        Thanks in advance
        Asked on 7/6/2014 by Tbonerick

        2 answers

        • A:

          No, they cannot be used at the same time.

          To use two wireless microphones at the same time requires two complete wireless microphone systems. Two mics, two transmitters and two receivers. Each transmitter/receiver pair must be set to different frequencies. Besides being available for use in a given area, these frequencies must also be compatible with one another for simultaneous use. You will also need an additional microphone input on your recorder, amplifier or camera to accomodate the second system. If your device does not have additional microphone inputs, you can use a Microphone Mixer with mutiple microphone inputs between the wireless systems and the single microphone input on the device to get the audio from all the microphones to appear on your device.

          Answered on 7/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
        • A:

          To have this particular type of question answered, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions team at:
          audio-solutions@atus.com

          Thanks!

          Answered on 7/15/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        Can you use two tranmitters and receivers at the same time on different frequencies?

        Can you mic two people up with their own transmitter on separate frequencies to their own respective receiver which are then joined by a y cable to the camera? In other words the two receivers are hooked up to a single input on a camera with a mini stereo splitter (1m,2f cable).
        Asked on 10/15/2013 by alexr from CA

        1 answer

        • A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. The best way to do this is with the Azden Cam3 mixer.

          Answered on 10/21/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        Could you elaborate on the following in the specs for the ATR288W - "Two user-switchable frequencies for interference-free operation "?

        I'm assuming this means I can have two units operating in the same room/studio on different frequencies.
        Asked on 8/7/2013 by dgs711 from Lafayette Hill, Pa.

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        • A:

          The ATR288w has two selectable frequencies; an "A" frequency and a "B" frequency. If you're experiencing an issue with any one of those frequencies, you could set the switch to the other channel and thus change frequencies. It does not mean that you can operate two of these systems at a time, as that is not recommended. It simply means that there are two operating frequencies that you can select/toggle between should you experience any interference issues.

          Thanks!

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

        Can I use two lavaliere microphones?

        Can I buy a second lavaliere microphone and have two people mic'ed at the same time?
        Asked on 8/4/2013 by JJAce from Grand Rapids, MI, USA

        2 answers

        • A:

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

          Thanks!

          Answered on 8/6/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • A:

          There could be a few ways to make this possible, depending on your application. Please contact the Audio-Solutions Team and give specific details as to how you plan to use the system. We will then make a recommendation on how to accomplish the operation you request.

          Thanks!

          Answered on 8/6/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        Connecting to a speaker with line-level

        "Please note as I mentioned the output is microphone level, which is a very low level signal. It cannot be used with a device that is expecting a "Line level" signal. Line level is a considerably greater level, so the ATR288W will not drive a line level device."

        The above was a response to a question about connecting to a speaker. I have a Yahama MSR100 Powered Speaker that has a "sensitivity switch" for Input 1, but it uses the three pronged connector, a "balanced XLR-s-31 type." Inputs 2 and 3 require line level.

        How can we make this work? Thanks ...
        Asked on 7/9/2013 by quilterman from Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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        • A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. You can use our CP8306 adapter that will allow you to take this from 3.5mm to XLR

          Answered on 7/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        Mono main output (L or R) from mixer into mono input on transmitter?

        I need to record audio from the main mixer while recording video on my camcorder. Can I use a mono main output (L or R) from the mixer and input it into the transmitter instead of using the provided mics? I know that the main output either mono left or mono right (and using the applicable adapter) from the mixer is a line level output, and transmitter input is a mono mic level input. Would lowering down the camcorder input volume for this to work? Thank you
        Asked on 4/26/2013 by thanhlinh

        1 answer

        • A:

          The ATR288w is not designed to work with Line Level devices. Therefore, the ATR288w is not recommended for your application. Lowering the input level on your camera will likely not make a difference. A better and more correct option would be the Pro Series 3 in INST mode, with an AT-GcW cable, using an Auxiliary Output.

          If you have any further questions about this, please contact the Audio-Solutions Team at audio-solutions@atus.com.

          Answered on 4/29/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        ATR288W VHF TwinMic™ System

        Can the ATR288W VHF TwinMic™ System receiver be plugged into a USB to record with video from a webcam?
        Asked on 4/9/2013 by 0001

        1 answer

        • A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. The ATR288W does not have a USB output. It has a 3.5 trs connector. As to whether it will work with a web cam, I would think so as long as the software you are using allows it.

          Answered on 4/15/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        Can you elaborate on "Includes earphone for real-time monitoring capability"?

        I am interested in your product but the real-time monitoring feature was not clear. Is there a users manual available?
        Asked on 4/6/2013 by msgrasso from NJ

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        • A:

          A mono headphone jack is provided on the wireless systems receiver. This allows you to monitor the mic audio at the wireless system if needed. This can be helpful if the associated equipment does not provide a headphone jack, and it can be helpful in tracing down any signal problems. A mono earphone is provided. Below is a link to the PRO 88W Wireless Systems manual which use the same model wireless Transmitter and Receiver.

          http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/resource_library/literature/dce140e037afb1a6/p52446_pro88w_om.pdf

          Answered on 4/8/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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