Audio-Technica System 10 Digital Wireless Systems

PROS: Good price, no interference, great sound.
CONS: None.
PRICE: ranges from $489-664 (MSRP)

AUD ATWR1100Wireless mics used to be the luxury item even for touring artists, and when the technology came down to what local bands could afford, the quality was severely lacking. AT now delivers pro quality at indie band prices.

The overall design isn’t anything out of the ordinary for a wireless mic setup – a quality, handheld dynamic unidirectional microphone, transmitter and a receiver. The receiver is also designed to be stacked with another unit; so for bands with multiple vocalists, it can keep the clutter to a minimum. The receiver is pretty simple in its setup: 1/4” and XLR connections, level control, and two antennas.

Spec-wise, it runs in the 2.4GHZ range, meaning no interference from things like TV sets, remotes or Wi-Fi signals, and no “Spinal Tap”-esque radio interference to worry about!

It has excellent clarity and range. In a blind listening test, this unit blows away a “tethered” microphone. For the price of the unit we tested ($299 street) it’s one of those things a good singer/performer can easily add to their arsenal without breaking the bank, while getting a high quality sound in the process. There should be plenty of range from the back of the house to the receiver, even in most mid-sized venues.

Overall, it’s got state-of –the-art sound, a pretty decent price, and no connections and settings to worry about – just plug and sing!

FEATURES

  • Operating Frequencies: 2.4 GHz ISM band
  • Dynamic Range: >109 dB (A-weighted), typical
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.05% typical
  • Operating Range: 30 m (100′) typical
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
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