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Audio-Technica Unveils New DANTE-Enabled 3000 Digital Series Wireless System

Christian Wissmuller • Gearcheck • October 27, 2021

Audio-Technica has announced the release of its new 3000 Digital Series wireless system, which joins the original UHF-based 3000 Series in the company’s wireless offering.

The new system features 24-bit/48kHz processing, a wide dynamic range of 120dB and 60MHz tuning range to ensure both exceptional audio performance and flexibility, with analogue-balanced audio outputs achieving a latency of just 2.5msec.

With audio networking a key requirement for many users, the 3000 Digital Series receiver is Dante-enabled and ready to slot into any Dante network. Up to five ATW-DR3120DAN dual-channel receivers can be connected to allow a single pair of antennas to feed up to 10 channels of wireless, reducing the rack space required and minimising cost. Control of the system is made straightforward via software monitoring that gives access to frequency co-ordination, charging status and log display information.

Further networking and scalability options are enabled by the 3000 Digital Series’ support of IP touch panel interfaces from the likes of AMX and Crestron, allowing tight integration to existing AV systems.

The 3000 Digital Series also offers excellent security features. By using a 4-digit code as a common encryption key for the PIN code, only the set microphone and receiver are able to communicate, while an AES-256 (Advanced Encryption Standard) setting protects audio signals from eavesdropping and leakage.

In terms of transmitters, the ATW-DT3102 handheld transmitter is equipped with an industry-standard thread to allow use with Audio-Technica’s interchangeable microphone capsules – including those from its flagship Artist Elite range – as well as other compatible options. A unique multifunction button on the transmitter body can be used to switch immediately to a backup frequency on both transmitter and receiver should interference be encountered, guaranteeing uninterrupted transmission.

In addition to the handheld microphone transmitter option, the ATW-DT3101 body pack transmitter is also available, with a four-pin locking connector and 80Hz/120Hz/160Hz high-pass filter. The body pack transmitter also features the performance-saving multifunction button that appears on the ATW-DT3102.

Overall system specifications:

 

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 125 kHz
Modulation mode π/4-shift DQPSK
Occupied bandwidth 192 kHz or lower
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)
Delay* 2.5 ms or less
Operating range*2 120 m
Frequency response*3 20 to 22,000 Hz
Number of channels that can be used simultaneously*4 Up to 22ch in one 8 MHz TV channel

*1 During XLR output.
*2 Open range environment with no interfering signals.
*3 Depending on the attached microphone element.
*4 Depending on the radio wave environment and the usage conditions.

 

ATW-DR3120DAN

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)
Included accessories 1/2λ whip antenna × 2, power cable, rubber leg × 4

 

ATW-DT3101

RF output power High: 20 mW, Mid: 10 mW, Low: 2 mW
Input connection Four pin locking connector

(Pin 1: GND, pin 2: INST INPUT, pin 3: MIC INPUT, pin 4: DC BIAS +5 V)

High-pass filter (low-freq. roll-off) 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Power supply Two alkaline or nickel-metal hydride 1.5 V AA batteries
Operating temperature range -5°C to +40°C (23°F to 104°F)
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)

Dimensions 64 mm (2.52″) × 23 mm (0.91″) × 82 mm (3.23″) (W × D × H)
Weight (without batteries) Approx. 105 g (3.7 oz)
Included accessories Carrying case

 

 

ATW-DT3102

RF output power High: 20 mW, Mid: 10 mW, Low: 2 mW
High-pass filter (low-freq. roll-off) 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Power supply Two alkaline or nickel-metal hydride 1.5 V AA batteries
Operating temperature range -5°C to +40°C (23°F to 104°F)
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)

Dimensions 193 mm (7.60″) × 37 mm (1.46″) (without microphone capsule)
Weight (without batteries) Approx. 205 g (7.23 oz)
Included accessories Carrying case, AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ microphone stand clamp

 

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