Audio-Technica is to show a wide variety of new products at PLASA Focus between 19-20 April 2011. From microphones and headphones to conference system accessories, the new line-up will be available to see on the Audio-Technica stand S-A 24 and will be of interest to visitors working in live and studio recording, broadcast and installation situations.
Designed for stereo recording, the dual-element AT2022 condenser microphone features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture where the microphone’s rugged housing ensures protection from damage on location.
RRP: £249 inc VAT
The new AT2031 cardioid condenser end-address microphone is the ideal choice for stringed instruments (from violin and guitar to harp and piano) in critical recording and live situations. Offering extended frequency response with a slight rise in the high frequency range for beautifully detailed sound, the AT2031’s low self-noise and high SPL handling also contribute to a usefully wide dynamic range.
RRP: £149 inc VAT
BP4001 and BP4002
The BP4001 (cardioid) and BP4002 (omnidirectional) dynamic microphones are designed for all types of broadcast interview and remote newsgathering situations including ENG, EFP and sports applications. Both microphones’ frequency response is tailored specifically for clear, articulate reproduction of speech. Ruggedly built to withstand a life in the field, the new microphones feature a hardened steel grille, an integral windscreen and a back-cavity assembly that “floats” inside the handle shell, providing exceptional isolation from handling noise.
RRP: £189 inc VAT
With its ergonomically moulded earpiece and unobtrusive one-inch boom, the BP893 MicroEarset Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone (available in both black and theatre beige) offers inconspicuous placement along with clear, consistent voice pickup. Its extended frequency response and low-profile design make the microphone ideal for use in theatrical performances, houses of worship and broadcast studios. The microphone is also available in a variety of wireless models, including the BP893cW. Models are also available in a variety of terminations for use with many other manufacturers’ wireless systems. No power module or belt clip is required with the wireless models.
RRP: from £229 to £349 inc VAT
ATH-PRO5 MK2 and ATH-PRO700 MK2
Updated versions of two of Audio-Technica’s popular professional DJ monitor headphones will be on display at PLASA Focus. The ATH-PRO5 MK2 (available in camouflage and silver finishes) now features larger, newly designed 44mm drivers for powerful, wide frequency response, while neodymium magnets and copper clad aluminium voice coils also promote excellent sonic performance.
The ATH-PRO700 MK2 offers circumaural isolation from ambient noise, with earcups that allow both 50 and 90 degree swiveling capability for ultimate monitoring versatility. New 53mm drivers are designed exclusively for the high-performing ATH-PRO700 MK2 and deliver outstanding sound quality in the DJ booth or studio from 5-35,000Hz. Also updated on the ATH-PRO700 MK2 is a detachable cord with screw-in connector for security.
ATH-PRO700 MK2: £179 inc VAT
ATH-PRO5 MK2: £85 inc VAT
Offering the benefits of the original BPHS-1 communications headset – comfort, ruggedness and versatility – the BPHS1-XF4 adds a 4-pin XLRF connector for use with intercom systems. Based on Audio-Technica’s popular M30 headphone, the BPHS1-XF4 is equipped with a dynamic cardioid microphone attached to the left earcup. The headset combines natural, focused vocal reproduction with high levels of background noise isolation from the closed-back circumaural earcups.
RRP: £159 inc VAT
The new U855QL gooseneck microphone is designed for use as a high-quality talk-back, paging and dispatch microphone in entertainment, commercial and industrial applications. The new model’s low-profile element provides a uniform cardioid polar pattern with 120-degree acceptance angle, while tailored frequency response ensures excellent isolation and intelligibility in environments with excessive ambient noise.
RRP: £89 inc VAT
The new ATCS-V60 is a new modular voting unit for the well-received ATCS-60 infrared conferencing system – its flexible design allows the unit to be added to existing ATCS-60 installations, while its cover plate and long connecting cable enable hidden voting in secret ballots. In addition to straightforward Yes/No and Yes/No/Abstain votes, the unit can be programmed to allow up to five options, a useful feature in situations where multiple candidates are standing for election for example. Up to 150 voters can be handled by an ATCS-60 system using ATCS-V60 modules.
Increasing the usability and cost-effectiveness of the voting unit, Audio-Technica’s ATCS-60 system software is free of charge and directly stores the result of every poll in a conference protocol file.
RRP: £299 inc VAT
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