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Photo Caption: Darius Rucker, performing with Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System and AEW-T5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitter, at the 45th ACM Awards. Photo by Matt Sayles/AP Photo. (This photo is the property of Matt Sayles/AP Photo and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)

Stow, OH 04-21-2010 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, provided wireless solutions for the 45th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

Several performers used Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System during the course of the show. Country/pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift paired the 5000 Series system with the AEW-T4100 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitter for her lead vocals. Audio-Technica endorser Jason Aldean performed with the 5000 Series and the AEW-T6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitter. Darius Rucker and A-T endorser Kenny Chesney each performed with the AEW-T5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitter.

“Some of the best ears in the business choose Audio-Technica every day,” stated Soundtronics Wireless®’s Dave Bellamy, Wireless Engineer for the ACM Awards broadcast. “Artists really like them, and from an engineer’s standpoint, they’re extraordinarily reliable. I’m very happy to use Audio-Technica.”

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Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: