Audio-Technica ATW-2120a Wireless UHF Microphone System & Charger Review


Audio-Technica ATW-2120a Wireless UHF Microphone System & Charger

Overview:   For the past fifteen years Audio-Technica has been supplying the Grammy Award Show Performers with excellent microphones for use during their live TV performances. AT wireless mics are also perfect for performing DJ's who need a high quality microphone setup that won't let you down in your time of need. The ATW-2120a microphone system consists of the ATW-R2100a receiver and ATW-T220a handheld cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter which was perfect for my outdoor gig last weekend. Watch my full HD-Video review inside.


Audio-Technica ATW-2120a Wireless UHF Microphone System & Charger

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For the past fifteen years Audio-Technica has been supplying the Grammy Award Show Performers with excellent microphones for use during their live TV performances. Audio-Technica wireless microphones are also perfect for performing DJ's who need a high quality microphone setup that won't let you down in your time of need. The ATW-2120a microphone system consists of the ATW-R2100a 10-channel receiver and ATW-T220a handheld cardioid dynamic microphone/transmitter which was perfect for my outdoor gig last weekend. I also had the ATW-CHG2 charger to recharge the microphone while not in use. Check out my full HD-Video review below to see how it held up.

Note: The Audio-Technica ATW-2120a Wireless Microphone System and the Audio-Technica ATW-CHG2 Charging Station are Sold Separately!


Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Powerful 10 Channel UHF ATW-R2100a Reciever
  • Great Range & Clarity
  • Stable Sound Quality after long usage
  • Excellent ATW-CHG2 Recharging station (Sold Separately)

Cons

  • ATW-T220a handheld microphone has a Plastic shell as opposed to Metal

Tags: Audio Technica  Pro Audio  Microphones  Videos  

Written by on 06/13/12




Features & Specs


OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Frequencies UHF
Band D: 656.125 to 678.500 MHz
Band I : 487.125 to 506.500 MHz
Number of Channels 10 total
Modulation Mode FM
Maximum Deviation ±40 kHz
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-weighted), typical
Total Harmonic Distortion < 1% (at 1 kHz, ±20 kHz deviation)
Operating Range 100 m (300'), typical
Open range environment with no interfering signals.
Operating Temperature Range 5º C to 45º C
41º F to 113º F
Battery and LCD performance may be reduced at very low temperatures.
Frequency Response 100 Hz to 15 kHz (+1 dB, -3 dB)

RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS

Receiving System True diversity
Image Rejection 60 dB nominal, 55 dB minimum
RF Sensitivity 20 dBuV at 60 dB S/N ratio
(50 ohms termination)
Antenna Input BNC-type, 50 ohms
Bias voltage 12V DC, 60 mA, each
Power Requirements 12-18V DC, 500 mA
Dimensions 210.0 mm (8.27") W x
162.2 mm (6.39") D x
44.0 mm (1.73") H
Not including BNC connectors or feet.
Net Weight 1.0 kg (35.3 oz), without accessories
Accessories Included Two flexible UHF antennas; AC adapter (country dependent); rack-mount adapters

ADDITIONAL RECEIVER SPECS

Maximum Output Level:
XLR, balanced: +9 dBV
¼" (6.3 mm), unbalanced: +4 dBV
Balanced Audio Output Attenuator:
Two position switch: 0 / -12 dB

HANDHELD TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS

RF Power Output High: 30 mW; Low: 10 mW (switchable), at 50 ohms
Spurious Emissions Following federal and national regulations
Microphone Element Dynamic cardioid
Batteries Two 1.5V AA, not included
Battery Life High: 7 hours (alkaline)
Low: 9 hours (alkaline)
Depending on battery type and use pattern.
Dimensions 232.0 mm (9.13") long,
48.0 mm (1.89") diameter
Net Weight 252 g (8.9 oz), without batteries
Accessory Included AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp


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