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Proven Performance in Sports Broadcasting

The crack of the bat, skates slicing the ice, runners' feet hitting the track, gymnasts’ chalky hands on the pommel horse, the roar of the crowd. Audio-Technica’s Broadcast & Production Microphones help to deliver a high-definition experience of the highest-profile sports broadcasts to audiences worldwide.

Audio-Technica has supplied microphones for the Summer Games in Beijing (2008), Athens (2004), Sydney (2000), and Atlanta (1996). A-T microphones delivered outstanding performance at the Winter Games in Torino (2006) and Salt Lake City (2002) despite the extreme challenges of on-site coverage of events like luge, skiing, biathlon and skating. A-T mics also provide realism, depth of action, sense of immediacy both for crowd ambience and focused pickup of the action for a variety of other sporting events, including major league baseball, professional golf, boxing, hockey, NCAA basketball, X Games and World Cup Soccer.

A wide range of broadcast solutions
A-T shotgun mics offer the narrow acceptance angle ideal for long-distance sound pickup, along with excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic. Based on models that A-T developed for the Sydney Games in 2000, Audio-Technica BP4027 and BP4029 Stereo Shotgun models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in an MS (Mid-Side) arrangement with switch selectable internal matrixing. The availability of direct left-right stereo output with both wide and narrow modes provides significant flexibility over products that offer M-S output only.

A-T’s popular AT892 MicroSet® omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone offers extremely intelligible, natural audio for television commentators. The headset provides the ultimate in low-profile, high-performance audio, featuring a flexible, lightweight contoured loop that hooks behind either ear for a secure, comfortable fit.

Audio-Technica clip-on lavalier microphones like the AT898 and AT899 provide crisp, full-sounding pickup in a extremely low-profile package ideal for supporting the audio setup at a variety of sporting venues. Designed for surface-mount use in high-quality sound reinforcement, broadcasting and recording applications, the AT849 boundary microphone delivers clear and intelligible audio reproduction. With true stereo output and twin XLR output connectors, the AT849 features closely matched, optimally positioned elements that deliver the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field.

In addition to the Broadcast & Production line, a variety of other Audio-Technica microphones set industry standards for voiceover, studio production and live broadcast. Audio-Technica’s 40 Series Precision Studio Microphones offer a wide palette of sonic choices—from the up-front presence of the side-address studio cardioid condenser AT4033 to the warm tube sound of the AT4060. To ensure compliance with Audio-Technica’s stringent consistency and reliability standards, every 40 Series microphone is individually tested and inspected for 100 percent quality assurance—rare in today’s world of mass-marketed studio microphones.

Audio-Technica’s AT2020 establishes new price/performance standards in side-address studio condenser technology. Audio-Technica’s stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. The ruggedly built microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease.

See the entire line of Audio-Technica Broadcast & Production microphones.