4000 Series

Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems

MSRP* US$1,289.00 - US$2,339.00   |  Five-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



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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
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    Problem with AEW-4100 receiver

    Hi,
    I'm having problems to use my wireless system because, when i power on the receiver, the screen shows this message: "ERROR" and stuck there forever.
    There is any way to reset the system or anything like that?
    Plase let me know.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. You will need to contact our service department at (330) 686-2600 option 4.
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    why are my mics dropping out

    the audio will drop out for a second then come back. I tried new batteries
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    Thank you for your inquiry. There are many causes of drop outs, but it is most often caused by some type of radio frequency interference (RFI). Check for TV channels in your area that are operating on the same frequency as your wireless system. Browse our web site at www.audio-technica.com for the tool "Selecting A-T Frequencies" to help determine the channels that are operating in your area. Make sure that your receiver is not close to any digital equipment such as digital effects units, CD players, A/D converters, computers and so on. These devices are known to cause problems with wireless systems. One way to check for RFI is to turn on all of your equipment, except for the transmitter, and watch the RF indicator on your receiver. If the RF indicator is registering a signal, then you are picking up RFI and will need to identify the source. Also, check the squelch setting on your receiver. The squelch circuitry helps to filter out unwanted RFI, but if it is set to tight you could be filtering your own signal, thus limiting your distance. Please note that if you are using multiple systems you will also need to choose frequencies that are compatible with each other. You should consult your user’s guide for a list of compatible frequencies. Finally, make sure that you have a clear line of site between the transmitter and the receiver. If you are still having issues, please contact our Audio Solutions team at (330) 686-2600 ext. 5000 and they can help.
    Check the RF power switch (also called Battery Save switch) on your transmitter. It should be set to high power. If it is set to low power you could be loosing distance. Finally, make sure that you have a clear line of site between the transmitter and the receiver.
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    The AEW-T3300a Handheld Transmitter has the same AT4033 element inside.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Latency is only an issue of digital devices. The 4000 series is an analog system and there is no digital processing. If any latency exists would be negligible.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. No, they cannot be used at the same time. It is one or the other.
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