Audio-Technica introduces SpectraPulse body pack transmitter
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-11-19)
The new SpectraPulse
mtu301 Body-Pack Transmitter from Audio-Technica The mtu301 allows presenters the
flexibility to clearly transmit audio as they move throughout the
entire SpectraPulse coverage area.
By simply plugging in a lavalier or
headworn microphone to the mtu301, users can now be free to untether
an onstage performance, leave a podium or walk away from a conference
table, further expanding the performance for Audio-Technicas
award-winning SpectraPulse Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless microphone
system. A completely 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.
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 completely 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. A charger (model chg001; available
separately) allows NiMH batteries to recharge within the unit. The
mtu301 offers approximately nine hours of battery life.
The mtu301 and chg001 will available Q1 2011 with respective MSRPs of
$1,450.00 and $112.00.
The first commercial sound implementation of Ultra Wideband
technology, Audio-Technicas SpectraPulse Ultra Wideband wireless
microphone system bypasses the congested RF bottleneck to deliver
clear, intelligible audio without the performance and set-up issues
associated with conventional wireless systems. Designed for
conferences, courtrooms, corporate events and more, SpectraPulse
offers 14 simultaneous channels that operate flawlessly without RF
turf wars, frequency hunting/coordination, white space issues, or
interference. SpectraPulse is part of Audio-Technicas Engineered Sound
line of contractor-exclusive products for the installed-sound market.
For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
From a press release.