3000 Digital Series
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Digital UHF Wireless Microphone System

3000 Digital Series

Features

High Performance Low Latency

The 3000 Digital Series achieves an audio latency of just 2.5 ms. This level of latency is undetectable by human ear, delivering a seamless audio-performance and bringing your audience closer to the performance.

You’re in control

Easily monitor frequency coordination; equipment status and logs by the additional free of charge Audio-Technica Wireless Manager software available. For even more accuracy and peace of mind, real-time in-field walk-tests are possible, helping you spot operating range limits and dropout zones.

Cost & Space Saving

Up to five receivers can be cascaded together meaning no antenna distributor is required. Without the need for antenna distributors, the entire rack space can be slimmed down, reducing upstart, operating and travel costs. 

Swappable Microphone Capsules

Swap and replace all the microphone capsules of the 3000 Digital Series with our range of interchangeable cardioid and hypercardioid capsules. This provides you with a more flexible soundscape with multiple options without having to purchase and carry around multiple microphone types, saving you money and travel space. If you’re needing to set up a different patterned microphone, you won’t have to spend time searching or be concerned if it’s charged - swap the heads and you’re good to go.

Featuring Enhanced Encryption Technology

The 3000 Digital Series uses a 4-digit code as a common encryption key, ensuring the set microphone and the receiver can communicate. The series also features AES256* encryption technology which protects audio signals from eavesdropping or leakage, so you can enjoy using Audio-Technica equipment with total confidence. *AES256 is an Advanced Encryption Standard established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Charge Quickly & Efficiently

Two transmitters, equipped with a high-performance NiMH battery (not included), can be charged at the same time in one charging unit. Each transmitter can be fully charged in around 6.5 hours, and up to five chargers can be connected simultaneously. This eco-friendly and safe design is packed with features, such as automatically turning off the power when the transmitter is inserted. The charging status can be monitored via the network. 

Easy & Sustainable Powering

The handheld microphone transmitter and the body pack transmitter can both be powered by AA batteries. Whilst we recommend these should be rechargeable (NiMH) for efficiency and environmental friendliness, if ever in a pinch after forgetting to charge or a performance continuing longer than expected, an easy and instant swap with AA alkaline batteries is possible with the 3000 Digital Series.

Scalable & Compatible

The 3000 Digital Series can be linked together with control and touch panel interfaces of external control devices. This link is smooth and requires very little setup for a seamlessly professional audio experience.

The Audio Technica Codec

Our proprietary Audio-Technica codec ensures the most efficient transfer of audio data. This efficiency results in a super-low latency of 2.5msec and aids high radio-frequency stability with true error correction for seamless and confident sound transmission. 

Form Follows Function

The 3000 Digital Series range has been designed to be as sleek and low-profile as possible whilst being able to withstand drops and knocks on stage and in transport. The mixture of metals, acrylics and toughened plastics are light for the wearer and transmitter body packs are low profile enough to be unseen in many situations.

Specifications

Overall System
Operating Frequencies Band DE2E: 470.125 to 529.975 MHz
Band EE1E: 530.000 to 589.975 MHz
Band FF1E: 606.000 to 665.975 MHz
Minimum Frequency Step 25 kHz
Modulation Mode π/4-shift DQPSK
Frequency Response 20 to 22,000 Hz Depending on the microphone element used.
Operating Range 120 m Open range environment with no interfering signals.
Dynamic Range ATW-DT3101 (Mic input): 120 dB or higher, A-weighted, typical
ATW-DT3101 (Inst input): 108 dB or higher, A-weighted, typical
ATW-DT3102: 120 dB or higher, A-weighted, typical
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.1% or less (at 1 kHz, −20 dBFS)
Number Of Channels Up to 22ch in one 8 MHz TV channel
Handheld Transmitter
RF Power Output High: 20 mW, Mid: 10 mW, Low: 2 mW
Battery Type Two alkaline or nickel-metal hydride 1.5 V AA batteries
Battery Life When using nickel-metal hydride 1.5 V AA batteries: Approx. 7 hours (1900 mAh High), approx. 9 hours (2500 mAh High) When using alkaline 1.5 V AA batteries: Approx. 6 hours (High)
High-pass filter (low-freq. roll-off) 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Operating Temperature Range −5°C to +40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Dimensions 193 mm (7.60") × 37 mm (1.46") (without microphone capsule)
Net Weight Approx. 205 g (7.23 oz)
Accessories Included Carrying case, AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ microphone stand clamp
Body Pack
RF Power Output High: 20 mW, Mid: 10 mW, Low: 2 mW
Battery Life When using nickel-metal hydride 1.5 V AA batteries: Approx. 7 hours (1900 mAh High), approx. 9 hours (2500 mAh High) When using alkaline 1.5 V AA batteries: Approx. 6 hours (High)
Battery Type Two alkaline or nickel-metal hydride 1.5 V AA batteries
Dimensions 64 mm (2.52") × 23 mm (0.91") × 82 mm (3.23") (W × D × H)
Input Connections Four pin locking connector (Pin 1: GND, pin 2: INST INPUT, pin 3: MIC INPUT, pin 4: DC BIAS +5 V)
Net Weight Approx. 105 g (3.7 oz)
High-pass (low-freq. roll-off) 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Operating Temperature Range −5°C to +40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Accessory Included Carrying case
Receiver
Receiving System True Diversity
Image Rejection 70 dB
RF Sensitivity −98 dBm (10−5 BER)
Maximum Output Level 18 dBV (Line), −12 dBV (Mic)
Antenna Input BNC-type, 50 ohms
Antenna Power 12 VDC, 150 mA (combined)
Power Supply 100 to 240 VAC (50/60 Hz)
Operating Temperature Range −5°C to +40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Dimensions 483 mm (19.02") × 385 mm (15.16") × 44 mm (1.73") (W × D × H)
Weight Approx. 4.1 kg (144.6 oz)
Accessories Included 1/2λ whip antenna × 2, power cable, rubber legs × 4