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Audio-Technica Wireless Systems Again Employed for the Country Music Associationís 2019 CMA Country Christmas Show

ó For King & Country and CeCe Winans each performed for the broadcast event using A-Tís third-generation 5000 Series wireless with ATW-C5400 microphone capsules, and AT4050 Multi-pattern Condenser Microphones were used for the choir ó


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CeCe Winans performs at the Country Music Associationís CMA Country Christmas broadcast event, employing Audio-Technicaís Third-Generation 5000 Series frequency-agile true-diversity UHF wireless system with ATW-C5400 microphone capsule. Photo © Country Music Association, Inc. All rights reserved.

Stow, OH 12-11-2019 Microphones and wireless systems from Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, were employed at the Country Music Associationís CMA Country Christmas broadcast event, which was broadcast on the ABC television network on December 3, 2019.

Audio-Technicaís Third-Generation 5000 Series frequency-agile true-diversity UHF wireless system with ATW-C5400 microphone capsules powered the vocals for multiple artists: Christian pop crossover sensations For King & Country and gospel legend CeCe Winans. The show also used wired A-T microphones, including several AT4050 large-diaphragm condenser microphones used on the choir. Clean Wireless Audio Owner Jason Glass, the wireless RF coordinator for the CMA on this and other events, managed the wireless systems, and Tom Davis served as Audio Producer.

The 5000 Series dual receiver offers the highest-quality wireless live sound, with A-Tís dual-compander circuitry that processes high and low frequencies separately and True Diversity operation. The receiver has been updated with a tuning bandwidth of 148 MHz: 470Ė608 MHz and 653Ė663 MHz (duplex gap), and users now have the option of selecting a standard receiver with two balanced XLR outputs (ATW-R5220) or a receiver that also includes a Dante output (ATW-R5220DAN). The full-rack receiver chassis holds two independent receivers and offers antenna power, frequency scan, IR sync functionality, a ground-lift switch, and a front-panel headphone jack. Other new features include an antenna cascade output that connects up to eight receivers so a single pair of antennas can feed up to 16 channels of wireless, an auto squelch feature that automatically adjusts the squelch setting to maximize operating range while minimizing potential interference, and a backup frequency that can be quickly swapped by pressing the transmitterís multifunction button in the event of unexpected interference. Software enables remote monitoring and control of the wireless system.

Celebrating over 50 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 turntables for the audio industry.

óFor more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Jamie Bobek, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com