Audio-Tecnica announces two-bay recharging station, stereo condenser mic

( | Posted 2011-01-16)

Audio-Tecnica announces two-bay recharging station, stereo condenser mic

Audio-Technica offers the ATW-CHG2 Two-Bay Recharging Station for its new 2000 Series wireless transmitters. This versatile unit charges ATW-T220a handheld transmitters and/or ATW-T210a UniPak® transmitters (in any combination). Batteries are charged within the transmitters.

The ATW-CHG2 has many protective features to preserve the integrity of the transmitters. A built-in safety feature monitors cell voltage and automatically turns off the unit if problems are detected. The unit will also automatically shut off if damaged or alkaline (non-rechargeable) batteries are installed. Maintenance charging prevents battery self-discharge until the transmitter is removed from the charger. Two AA 2000 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are included.

Other recent enhancements to the 2000 Series include the addition of a second operating frequency band for more flexibility and increased number of simultaneous usages (Band I: 487.125 to 506.600 MHz). The transmitters’ designs have also been updated with charging contacts. Additionally, a two-position switch on the receiver turns on/off the 12V AC antenna power for use with powered antennas or other in-line RF devices and accessories. The ATW-CHG2 Two-Bay Recharging Station is immediately available with a U.S. MSRP of $279.00. For more information, please visit

The new Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone is a dual-element condenser microphone designed for stereo recording. The AT2022 features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture.

The AT2022 includes a 1.6' (0.5 m) cable terminating in a 3-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector. The output of the microphone is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5V AA battery for operation.

A switch permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing. The included AT8405a stand clamp permits mounting on any microphone stand with 5/8"-27 threads. A fuzzy windscreen, battery and soft protective pouch are also included.

Audio-Technica’s AT2022 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone will be available March 2011 with a U.S. MSRP of $439.00. For more information, please visit

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