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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  • Reviews

    ATR288W VHF TwinMic™ System with battery-powered receiver and transmitter 4 5 1 1
    Great for the money. 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. October 27, 2011
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    Can I use two lavaliere microphones?

    Can I buy a second lavaliere microphone and have two people mic'ed at the same time?
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    To contact the Audio-Solutions Team at Audio-Technica:
    audio-solutions@atus.com

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    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.

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

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    I saw this in a store and they pointed out a particular type of speaker/am set that I needed. Can you give me some examples/specifications?

    FYI - not too hi-tech so keep it simple please

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    Thank you for your inquiry. This system is primarily designed for use with a video camera system that accepts "microphone level" input. Also included is a 1/4 adapter that will allow it to be used with PA systems or guitar amplifiers. 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. As for what type of sound system or speaker to use there are just too many to recommend one. Just make sure that it will take a microphone level input.
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    Compatible with Mac and Quicktime

    We purchased ScreenFlow on our Macs and will be recording presentations in a conference room and what is going on in the computer. We would like to use a wireless mic. Will this product work with a Mac and Qucktime?

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    Thank you for your inquiry. If your Mac is a laptop this will not work. The inputs on Mac laptops are line level and the output of the wireless system is mic level and not strong enough to drive a line level input. I'm not sure about the inputs on Mac desktop computers.
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    Looking to have two people in front of the camera at the same time both transmitting audio to the receiver. Thanks.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. You cannot use 2 transmitters with one receiver. They will interfere with each other.
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