Tony Awards Telecast Relies on Shure Wireless Mics


Broadcast live on CBS, the 66th Annual Tony Awards broadcast was remarkable for its flawless delivery of live performances, with virtually every stage microphone at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre a Shure wireless microphone. Firehouse Productions of Red Hook, NY, provided the backline equipment and expertise.

“The fact is, there was only one hardwired microphone on stage that night,” confirms Vinny Siniscal of Firehouse, RF coordinator for the event. “Every wireless microphone in the Beacon Theatre that night was a Shure, either Axient™ or UHF-R. When you’re managing upwards of 150 wireless channels in New York City, you need equipment you can rely on. That’s why I recommended that we go with a single manufacturer. We went with Shure because that is my preference in a crowded RF environment like Manhattan. I know that once they are properly set up, the Shure mics are going to be solid, so I can spend the rest of my time dealing with other issues.” Continue reading

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Audio-Technica Introduces New System 8 Wireless


Audio-Technica Introduces New System 8 Wireless

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” is introducing its new System 8 VHF Wireless Systems. Featuring sleek, stackable, contemporary styling, Audio-Technica’s System 8 Wireless Systems are designed for reliable performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality at affordable price points. Available in handheld, headworn, guitar, lavalier and body-pack configurations, these single-channel, fixed-frequency systems are available in three traveling VHF frequencies (169.505, 170.245 and 171.905).

The System 8 units offer reliable performance and durable construction. Features include an advanced dipole antenna system for extended operating range; Power, RF and AF Peak indicators; Volume control, ¼” output jack and user-adjustable squelch; rugged unidirectional dynamic element on handheld microphone/transmitter; variable microphone trim control and multi-color battery/power indicator (with AA operation on transmitters); and professional locking connector on the UniPak® body-pack transmitter.

Audio-Technica’s seven System 8 configurations will be available April 2012 with pricing as follows:

ATW-801 Basic System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter)
U.S. MSRP: $149.95

ATW-801/G Guitar System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with AT-GcW guitar/instrument input cable)
U.S. MSRP: $174.95

ATW-801/H Headworn microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with PRO 8HEcW headworn microphone)
U.S. MSRP: $249.95

ATW-801/H92 Headworn Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with PRO 92cW headworn microphone)
U.S. MSRP: $324.95

ATW-801/H92-TH Headworn Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with PRO 92cW-TH headworn microphone [beige])
U.S. MSRP: $324.95

ATW-801/L Lavalier Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with omnidirectional lavalier microphone)
U.S. MSRP: $224.95

ATW-802 Handheld Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T802 handheld dynamic unidirectional microphone/transmitter. Includes AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp)
U.S. MSRP: $174.95

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com