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Audio-Technica Shows UWB Body-Pack Transmitter

Audio-Technica unveiled its SpectraPulse mtu301 Body-Pack Transmitter.

Audio-Technica SpectraPulse mtu101 Microphone Transmitter

Audio-Technica SpectraPulse mtu101 Microphone Transmitter

Audio-Technica unveiled its SpectraPulse mtu301 Body-Pack Transmitter. The mtu301 allows presenters the flexibility to clearly transmit audio as they move throughout the entire SpectraPulse coverage area, according to the company.

By plugging in a lavalier or headworn microphone to the mtu301, users can be free to untether an onstage performance, leave a podium, or walk away from a conference table, thereby expanding the performance for Audio-Technica's SpectraPulse Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless microphone system. A new application of UWB technology, SpectraPulse offers secure wireless operation for the installed sound market, free from RF competition, frequency coordination, and white space issues, Audio-Technica said.

The mtu301 joins the SpectraPulse mtu101 Microphone Transmitter Unit (in a boundary mic design) and mtu201 XLR Desk Stand Transmitter (paired with gooseneck mics) to offer more flexible options for presenters and performers. Like the other SpectraPulse components, the mtu301 is immune to 700 MHz and spectrum-crowding issues. The mtu301 is optimized to work with Audio-Technica lavalier and headworn microphones pre-terminated with a compatible input connector. The unit provides bias voltage for electret condenser microphones.

The mtu301 includes an on/off switch, a mute switch, and LEDs indicating power/mute and link status, as well as low-battery warning. The unit operates on standard Alkaline or NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) rechargeable AA batteries. An optional charger allows NiMH batteries to recharge within the unit. The mtu301 offers approximately nine hours of battery life, company officials said.

The mtu301 will available Q1 2011 with an MSRP of $1,450.

 


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