4000 Series

Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems

MSRP* US$949.00 - US$1,719.00   |  Five-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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  • Overview


    Audio-Technica’s upgraded 4000 Series frequency-agile UHF body-pack and handheld wireless systems bring outstanding clarity and versatility to live performance, regional touring, fixed installations and more. At the heart of the 4000 Series is a rugged True Diversity half-rack receiver, the AEW-R4100, with 996 selectable channels offered in each of two available UHF bands.

    Receivers from both the 4000 and 5000 Series may be linked; they may be monitored by the 5000 Series system software. The included IntelliScan™ feature automatically determines and sets the best available frequencies on all linked receivers.

    Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars.
  • Features


    • 996 selectable UHF channels per band and True Diversity reception for interference-resistant operation

    • Available in two frequency bands:
      541.500 - 566.375 MHz (TV Channels 25 - 30) and
      655.500 - 680.375 MHz (TV Channels 44 - 49)

    • IntelliScan™ feature automatically finds and sets best available frequencies on all linked receivers

    • Advanced digital Tone Lock™ squelch effectively blocks stray RF; the digitally encoded tone also communicates transmitter data for receiver display

    • Dual Compander circuitry processes high and low frequencies separately for unmatched audio quality

    • Link and coordinate multiple receiver channels

    • High-visibility white-on-blue LCD information display

    • Metal half-rack receiver chassis with mounting hardware

    • All transmitters offer rugged, ergonomic metal bodies, programmable features, soft-touch controls, and 10 mW/35 mW switchable RF power

    • Backlit LCD displays on transmitters

    • Locking battery door on UniPak body-pack transmitter

    • All components store up to five preset configurations, with customized "names" if desired

  • Configurations

    UniPak® Body-pack System
    AEW-4110a
    AEW-R4100 receiver and AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-4230a
    AEW-R4100 receiver and AEW-T3300a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter.
    Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-4240a
    AEW-R4100 receiver and AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter.
    Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-4250a
    AEW-R4100 receiver and AEW-T5400a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter.
    Handheld Microphone System
    AEW-4260a
    AEW-R4100 receiver and AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter.
    Dual-Transmitter System
    AEW-4313a
    AEW-R4100 receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T3300a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-Transmitter System
    AEW-4314a
    AEW-R4100 receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-Transmitter System
    AEW-4315a
    AEW-R4100 receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T5400a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    Dual-Transmitter System
    AEW-4316a
    AEW-R4100 receiver, AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter, and AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
  • Specifications

    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies UHF band
    Band C: 541.500 to 566.375 MHz (996 frequencies)
    Band D: 655.500 to 680.375 MHz (996 frequencies)
    Frequency Stability ±0.005%, Phase Lock Loop frequency control
    Minimum Frequency Step 25 kHz
    Modulation Mode FM
    Normal Deviation ±5 kHz
    Operating Range 300' typical
    Operating Temperature Range 41° 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 60 dB typical
    Signal-to-noise Ratio 115 dB at 40 kHz deviation (IEC-weighted, 75 kHz maximum modulation)
    Total Harmonic Distortion <=1% (10 kHz deviation at 1 kHz)
    Sensitivity 20 dBµV (S/N 70 dB at 5 kHz deviation, IEC-weighted)
    Intermediate Frequency 65.75 MHz, 10.7 MHz
    Audio Output - Microphone (ATTN switch at "0")
    25 mV (at 1 kHz, ±5 kHz deviation, 10k ohm load)
    Audio Output - Instrument (ATTN switch at "0")
    50 mV (at 1 kHz, ±5 kHz deviation, 10k ohm load)
    Audio Output Attenuator (ATTN) Three-position switch: 0 / -6 / -12 dB
    Output Connectors (Microphone) XLRM-type (balanced)
    Output Connectors (Instrument) 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS unbalanced phone jack
    Headphone Output Connector: 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS ("stereo") phone jack
    Power Output: 10 mW + 10 mW at 1 kHz, ±5 kHz deviation into 32 ohms; maximum output, 220 mW + 220 mW into 32 ohms.
    Antenna Power DC 10V-12V, 20 mA (BNC-type jack)
    Power Supply 100-240V AC 50/60 Hz; 8W
    Dimensions 8.31" (211.0 mm) W x
    1.74" (44.0 mm) H x
    9.26" (235.0 mm) D
    Net Weight 3.8 lbs (1.7 kg)
    Accessories Included Detachable IEC-type AC power cable; two flexible UHF half-wave antennas; link cable; rack-mount adapters
    BODY-PACK TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power OutputHigh: 35 mW; Low: 10 mW, nominal
    Spurious EmissionsUnder federal regulations
    Microphone Dynamic Range>=110 dB, A-weighted
    Instrument Dynamic Range>=100 dB, A-weighted
    Input ConnectionsHigh impedance, low impedance, bias
    BatteriesTwo 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    Current ConsumptionHigh: 185 mA; Low: 165 mA, typical
    Battery LifeApproximately 8 hours (High); 10 hours (Low), depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions2.60" (66.0 mm) W x
    3.43" (87.0 mm) H x
    0.94" (24.0 mm) D
    Net Weight4.4 oz (125 g)
    HANDHELD TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power Output High: 35 mW; Low: 10 mW, nominal
    Spurious Emissions Under federal regulations
    Dynamic Range >=110 dB, A-weighted
    Microphone Element AEW-T3300a: Cardioid Condenser
    AEW-T4100a: Cardioid Dynamic
    AEW-T5400a: Cardioid Condenser
    AEW-T6100a: Hypercardioid Dynamic
    Batteries Two 1.5V AA alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption High: 185 mA; Low: 165 mA, typical
    Battery Life Approximately 6 hours (High); 8 hours (Low), depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions AEW-T3300a, AEW-T5400a: 9.41" (239.0 mm) long,
    1.97" (50.0 mm) maximum diameter
    AEW-T4100a, AEW-T6100a: 9.33" (237.0 mm) long,
    1.89" (48.0 mm) maximum diameter
    Net Weight AEW-T3300a: 9.5 oz (270 g)
    AEW-T4100a: 9.7 oz (276 g)
    AEW-T5400a: 10.0 oz (285 g)
    AEW-T6100a: 9.7 oz (275 g)
    Accessory Included AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp



    Second-generation 4000 Series (“a” version) components:
    AEW-R4100 receiver
    AEW-T1000a UniPak® transmitter
    AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T3300a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T5400a cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter

    First-generation 4000 Series (original) components:
    AEW-R4100 receiver
    AEW-T1000 UniPak® transmitter
    AEW-T4100 cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T6100 hypercardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T3300 cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter
    AEW-T5400 cardioid condenser microphone/transmitter
    Click here for the original 4000 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.



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  • Downloads

    4000 Series "a" Systems Submittal Sheet (pdf 341.86 KB)
    AEW-R4100 Submittal Sheet (pdf 328.02 KB)
    AEW-T1000a Submittal Sheet (pdf 209.36 KB)
    AEW-T3300a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.57 KB)
    AEW-T4100a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.09 KB)
    AEW-T5400a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.96 KB)
    AEW-T6100a Submittal Sheet (pdf 208.52 KB)
    4000 & 5000 Series "a" Systems Accessories Chart (pdf 319.89 KB)
    Artist Elite® 4000 Series and 5000 Series Manual ("a" versions) (pdf 1.63 M)
    Artist Elite® 4000 Series and 5000 Series Manual (original versions) (pdf 313.03 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables Wireless System Accessories Using Wireless
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Hi.. i'm a aewt5400 user. I want to ask, how many handheld that i can use at the same time at the same venue? Is it safe for the frequencies?
      Asked on 10/29/2016 by Jillione

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        With any and all wireless systems, the rule is one transmitter per receiver at a time. This means that you will need the same number of receivers as you want to have microphones operating simultaneously. Some systems on the market that are sold as multiple microphone transmitters and a single case receiver are actually multiple receivers built into a single casing, similar to the 5000 Series.

        Answered on 10/31/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      We have several of your 600mhz 4000 series wireless systems on campus.

      Hearing that the 600mhz range is being sold off by the FCC, is it possible to have the 4000 series units recrystaled to a new operating frequency? We use your DA-49 powered antenna system using the 440-900mhz range.
      Asked on 8/29/2016 by Michael from Golden, Colorado

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. I regret to say there is no "re-crystal" option for any of the 600 MHz A-T wireless. Our wireless are either crystal controlled (single frequency wireless) or frequency agile (phase locked loop multiple frequency capable wireless) designed to operate within a specific frequency spectrum. The RF spectrum capability of the wireless is determined by frequency specific components. Our crystal controlled wireless could be frequency changed within the band they were designed to operate in, but it is not possible to change either crystal controlled or frequency agile wireless out of the spectrum band they were designed to operate within.

        Answered on 9/13/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      I have a Audio Technica AEW-T4100a Artist Elite
      I also have two 3000 series;
      The 4000 series works but it seems to have lost quality I now have to put the 4000 series Mic on plus 12 db in order to get the same volume as the 3000 series with it set at odb and both mics set exactly the same on the Midas mixing console. And the 4000 series mic does not seem to have the smooth mellow sound that the 3000 series does but this should not be, the 3000 series should out perform the 4000 series because it is lots more expensive then the 3000 series. My question is does my explanation tell you that something is wrong with the 4000 series and should be sent in for service?
      Asked on 7/2/2016 by Charles Gilley from Ebro Florida

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The first thing that comes to mind is the attenuation switch on back of the 4000 series receiver. It's possible the output is being attenuated.

        Answered on 7/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Can the handheld and the lav be used at the exact same time with the one receiver? Or does one cancel out the other?
      Asked on 6/24/2016 by Bobalu59 from Forest Falls Ca

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        With any and all wireless systems, the rule is one transmitter per receiver at a time. This means that you will need the same number of receivers as you want to have microphones operating simultaneously. Some systems on the market that are sold as multiple microphone transmitters and a single case receiver are actually multiple receivers built into a single casing, similar to the 5000 Series.

        Answered on 6/29/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      I am trying to compare the AEW-T4100 handheld microphone to other microphones that I currently have. I haven't been able to find a frequency response graph for this microphone. Is one available?

      Thanks,
      Eric Womack
      Asked on 4/3/2016 by Eric from Tullahoma, TN

      1 answer

    • Q:

      I have 2 AEW-R4000 recievers and am looking at transmitters.
      I see both T4100/T1000 and T4100a/T1000a transmitters available on Ebay.

      what are the differences between the two versions and are the compatible?
      Asked on 1/8/2016 by Caleb from Pittsburgh, PA

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 1/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Our link cable was misplaced. It appears to be an S-Video connection. Can I use a standard S-Video cable, or are the pin-outs reconfigured?
      Asked on 11/18/2015 by Greg from Cincinnati, OH

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        You will want to purchase a replacement cable through our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or (330) 686-2600 x5002.

        Answered on 11/19/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      How many 4000 Series wireless systems can be used at once?
      Asked on 11/10/2015 by Yaier from United States

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        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 11/12/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Hi, do you sell the windscreen for the 4000 series wireless mic?
      Asked on 11/10/2015 by Boris Gonzalez from Chile

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        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 11/12/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      How do I install the antenna on the front of a 4000
      Asked on 10/30/2015 by Lar

      1 answer

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