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200 Series Freeway (DISCONTINUED)

VHF Wireless Systems

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Configurations
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The 200 Series Wireless has been discontinued and replaced with the Audio-Technica System 8 VHF Wireless Systems.

    Audio-Technica’s Freeway® 200 Series Wireless Systems are designed to provide reliable performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. Available in handheld, headworn, guitar, lavalier and body-pack configurations, the 200 Series Freeway Wireless Systems are single-channel, fixed-frequency systems available in three VHF frequencies (169.505, 170.245, and 171.905 MHz).

    Each 200 Series Freeway Wireless System includes the ATW-R250 receiver and either a body-pack transmitter or handheld microphone/ transmitter. The ATW-R250 is a non-diversity, single-channel receiver with advanced dipole antenna design for extended operating range, which improves operation by providing a ground element in addition to the usual signal element. The ATW-R250 also offers volume control along with AF Peak, RF and Power indicator lights.
  • Features

    • Easy operation and clear, natural sound quality

    • Reliable performance and durable construction

    • Advanced dipole antenna system for extended operating range

    • Power, RF, and AF Peak indicators

    • Volume control, ¼” output jack and space-saving power supply

    • Rugged unidirectional dynamic element on handheld microphone/transmitter

    • Variable microphone trim control and easily accessible On/Standby/Off switch on transmitters

    • Professional locking connector on UniPak® body-pack transmitter

    • Available in 7 system configurations
  • Configurations

    UniPak® Transmitter System
    ATW-R250 receiver and ATW-T201 transmitter.
    Select a Wireless Essentials® microphone or cable to complete the system.
    UniPak® Guitar System
    ATW-R250 receiver, ATW-T201 transmitter and Hi-Z instrument input cable.
    UniPak® Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-R250 receiver, ATW-T201 transmitter and PRO 8HEcW headworn microphone.
    UniPak® Lavalier Microphone System
    ATW-R250 receiver, ATW-T201 transmitter and omnidirectional lavalier microphone.
    Handheld Microphone System
    ATW-R250 receiver and ATW-T202 handheld microphone/transmitter.
    UniPak® Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-R250 receiver, ATW-T201 transmitter and PRO 92cW omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone (black).
    UniPak® Headworn Microphone System
    ATW-R250 receiver, ATW-T201 transmitter and PRO 92cW omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone (beige).
  • Specifications

    Operating Frequency VHF high band, 169 MHz to 172 MHz
    Number of Channels Fixed channel
    Frequency Stability ±0.005%
    Modulation Mode FM
    Maximum Deviation ±15 kHz
    Operating Range 200' typical
    Operating Temperature Range 40° F (4° C) to 110° F (43° C)
    Frequency Response 80 Hz to 13 kHz
    Maximum Simultaneous Use (Recommended) 200' minimum
    Receiving System Non-diversity, single-channel, dual antenna system
    Image Rejection 50 dB minimum
    Signal-to-noise Ratio 80 dB at 10 kHz deviation (IEC-weighted), maximum modulation 15 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion <=1% (10 kHz deviation at 1 kHz)
    Sensitivity 20 dBµV for 60 dB S/N (IEC-weighted)
    Audio Output 350 mV (1 kHz modulation, 10 kHz deviation, 100 k ohm load)
    Output Connector 1/4" TS ("mono") phone jack
    Power Supply 100-240V AC (50/60 Hz) to 12V DC 1A (center positive) switched mode external power supply
    Operating Temperature Range 40° F (4° C) to 110° F (43° C)
    Dimensions 7.48" (190.0 mm) W x
    1.65" (42.0 mm) H x
    5.12" (130.0 mm) D
    Net Weight 11.0 oz (311 g)
    Accessory Included Power supply
    RF Power Output10 mW High position, 2 mW Low position, typical
    Spurious EmissionsUnder federal regulations
    Dynamic Range>=90 dB, A-weighted
    Input ConnectionsHigh impedance, low impedance, bias
    Battery9V (NEDA type 1604) alkaline, not included
    Current Consumption30 mA typical
    Battery LifeApproximately 15 hours in High position;
    Approximately 20 hours in Low position
    (depending on battery type and use pattern)
    Dimensions2.56" (65.0 mm) W x
    4.33" (110.0 mm) H x
    1.00" (25.4 mm) D
    Net Weight2.8 oz (78 g) (without battery)
    RF Power Output 10 mW High position, 2 mW Low position, typical
    Spurious Emissions Under federal regulations
    Dynamic Range >=90 dB, A-weighted
    Microphone Element Dynamic unidirectional
    Battery 9V (NEDA type 1604) alkaline, not included
    Current Consumption 30 mA typical
    Battery Life Approximately 15 hours in High position;
    Approximately 20 hours in Low position
    (depending on battery type and use pattern)
    Dimensions 9.50" (241.3 mm) long,
    2.10" (53.3 mm) maximum diameter
    Net Weight 12.7 oz (360 g) (without battery)
    Accessory Included AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp

    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

  • Downloads

    200 Series Freeway Manual (pdf 135.32 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables
    Wireless System Accessories
    Using Wireless
  • Reviews

    200 Series Handheld


    I just bought 3 of these mics for my Praise and Worship team and we have used them once and I enjoy the sound from them, now if I can just get them in that sweet spot so there are no drops I think all will be well. Overall I like the sound and the response from the mic as well as the housing of the mic itself(makes it more rugged). I just have to have a couple of questions answered and I think I will be golden. I also own several Shure mics and a couple of Sennheiser mics and the AT mics sound just as good. Good job guys.

    Austin, TX, USA

    This is an excellent buy and has great features!


    This wireless system is flawless and it a great buy for the money! I would highly recommend this system because it performs like none other.

    Paris, TX, USA

    200 Series Freeway VHF Wireless Systems

    4.5 2


  • Q & A

    Are replacement headsets available for the ATE-R250? Also in need of a AC cord. Thank you!


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    I have a ATW-R250 VHF Receiver and ATW-T201 wireless Transmitter with lapel mic and I am interested in hooking the receiver directly to my camera to record the sound directly during lectures. Can I purchase a cable to go from the AF Output to the mic input of my Canon PowerShot SX60HS?


    Audio-Technica does not manufacture that cable. You may got to your local music store to purchase the proper cables.


    Have an audio-technical ATW -R250 VHF Receiver! How do I change the frequency?


    Thank you for inquiry. The frequency cannot be changed. They are manufactured as one of three different frequencies.


    I have an audio technica freeway 200 series with the wireless mic. I wanted to know if it can connect to my computer? Im trying to learn how to use it really.


    You can use a standard 1/4'' - 3.5mm cable to connect from the back of the receiver into your computer's MIC input. The signal might be a little hot; in that case, adjust the volume on the output of the receiver.


    The microphone stopped working on the division's auditorium system. I would like to purchase a mic and body pac that is compatible for our group, so that I am not hostage to the replacement schedule of those in charge of the auditorium. I only need the microphone and bodypac as the rest is already installed. The dividion gave me what I believe are the full specs: Audio-Technica ATW -T2102 UHF Transmitter Model #: ATW - T210al FREQ: 487- 507 MHZ BATT: LR6, AAx2, DC3V IC: 17528-T210A1 What microphone bodypac will be compatible with this system. Does the UHF have special requirements?

    Quick answers

    You will need the 2000 Series wireless. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    Hello, I just got one of these wireless systems for guitar but the receiver will not turn on. Am I missing done kind of power switch or is it shot? I hope it's something that can be fixed, thank you for any input!


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    I have two freeway atw-251/L systems. Where can I purchase instrument cables for them?


    Yes, you may purchase the AT-GcW cable.


    I have a ATW-252 system. I believe that the handheld transmitter has gone bad because it has a hot electrical odor, and the reception cuts in and out. If it has gone bad is there a replacement that is compatible for this unit.


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    Can I use 2 wireless microphone in 200 series Freeway VHF Systems


    With any and all wireless systems, the rule is one transmitter per receiver at a time. This means that you will need the same number of receivers as you want to have microphones operating simultaneously. Some systems on the market that are sold as multiple microphone transmitters and a single case receiver are actually multiple receivers built into a single casing, similar to the System 10 PRO. You may use two 200 Series systems simultaneously of different frequencies.


    We have ATW-251/H92-TH system - two in fact. The system on 171.905MHz has lost it's antenna termination bud and now picks up stray RF signals. Can the antenna wire/bud be repaired or replaced?


    Yes, please contact our Wireless Service Department for further assistance with this. Wireless Service may be reached by phone at (330) 686-2600 ext 5004 or by email at .