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Audio-Technica Continues to Support Presidential Debates

— Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems used to capture audio from candidates and moderators —

Stow, OH 10-04-2012 Audio-Technica, currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” is providing microphones to capture every word from the candidates at the 2012 presidential debates. Audio-Technica microphones have been chosen for the presidential debates since 1988.

A selection of Audio-Technica wired and wireless microphones were used for the presidential debate held October 3 at Colorado’s University of Denver. The candidates used Engineered Sound® ES991 dual-element podium microphones as well as AT898cW Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphones with 5000 Series wireless. On the moderator, wired and wireless versions of the AT898 Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphones were used (AT898cW with 5000 Series wireless). Audio-Technica’s Broadcast and Production BP4071 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphones were used for room ambience.

Future debates include October 11 (Vice Presidential) at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky; October 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York; and October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.

Larry Estrin, of Best Audio in Studio City, CA, serves as Audio and Production Communications Director for the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and has chosen to use Audio-Technica microphones at these landmark events. A leading audio resource for high-profile broadcast events, Audio-Technica provided a host of microphones from their comprehensive product line to pick up crisp, intelligible audio and cover the diverse needs of each debate.

David Marsh, Audio-Technica Director of Sales and Marketing for Installed Sound & Broadcast, remarked, “We are very proud that our microphones and wireless systems were chosen for events of this historic magnitude. In high-profile broadcast events like this, when there is no second chance to get the audio right, it is a special honor to have our products selected as the go-to microphone solution for outstanding sound and reliable performance.”

Celebrating 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 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: