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Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System   

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Wireless on a budget.

The Audio-Technica ATW-252 Freeway VHF Wireless Microphone System is designed to provide reliable performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. The Freeway VHF Wireless System from the 200 series includes the ATW-R250 receiver, and the ATW-T202 handheld microphone/transmitter. A novel dipole antenna system on the receiver improves operation by providing a ground element in addition to the usual signal element.

ATW-R250 receiver

The ATW-R250 receiver includes a space-saving switching power supply that automatically adapts to changes in mains voltage. Unlike bulky linear power supplies, this switching power supply is lightweight and compact; it uses only a single outlet space.

ATW-T202 Handheld transmitter

The ATW-T202 handheld transmitter features a unidirectional dynamic microphone element. The ATW-202 handheld transmitter uses internal 9-volt battery and has an Off/Standby/On switch, input Trim (level) adjustment and battery-save switch.

FEATURES
  • Advanced dipole antenna system for extended operating range
  • Power, RF, and AF Peak indicators
  • Volume control, 1/4" output jack and space-saving power supply
  • Rugged unidirectional dynamic element on handheld microphone/transmitter
  • Variable microphone trim control and easily accessible On/Standby/Off switch on transmitters
  • Professional locking connector on UniPak body-pack transmitter

Order today and enjoy the freedom of wireless performance.

SPECIFICATIONS

ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System

  • Overall System
  • VHF high band, 169MHz to 172 MHz
  • Number of channels: Fixed
  • Frequency Stability: ±0.005%
  • Modulation Mode: FM
  • Normal Deviation: ±15 kHz
  • Operating Range: 200' typical
  • Operating Temperature Range: 40° F (4° C) to 110° F (43 ° C)
  • Frequency Response: 80 Hz to 13 kHz
  • ATW-R250 receiver
  • Receiving System: Non-diversity, single-channel, dual antenna system
  • Image Rejection: >50 dB minimum
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 80 dB at 10 kHz deviation (A-weighted), maximum modulation 15 kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <1% (±10 kHz deviation at 1 kHz)
  • Sensitivity: 20 dBuV, (S/N 60 dB at 5 kHz deviation, A-weighted)
  • Audio Output (balanced): 350 mV (at 1 kHz, ±10 kHz deviation, 100 K ohm load)
  • Output Connector: 1/4" TS ("mono") phone jack
  • Power Supply: 100-240V AC (50/60 Hz) to 12V DC 1A (center positive) switched mode external power supply
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.48" x 1.65" x 5.12, (190.0 x 42.0 x 130.0 mm)
  • Net Weight: (without batteries) 11.0 oz. (311 grams)
  • Accessories Included: Power supply
  • ATW-T202 Handheld transmitter
  • RF Power Output: High: 10 mW; Low: 2 mW, typical
  • Spurious Emissions: Under Federal Regulations
  • Dynamic Range: ±90 dB, A-weighted
  • Microphone Element: Dynamic unidirectional
  • Battery: (not included) 9V (NEDA type 1604) alkaline
  • Current Consumption: 30 mA typical
  • Battery Life: Approximately 15 hours (High); 20 hours (Low), depending on battery type and use pattern
  • Dimensions: 9.50" (241.3 mm) long, 2.10" (53.3 mm) maximum diameter
  • Net Weight: (without battery) 12.7 oz (360 grams)
  • Accessory Included: AT8456a Quiet-Flex stand clamp
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Audio-TechnicaATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Mic for the Money

I would highly recommend this product.
I have owned my Audio-Technica 252's for over 2 years. I use them every week for my karaoke shows. They have never failed me....Read complete review

I would highly recommend this product.
I have owned my Audio-Technica 252's for over 2 years. I use them every week for my karaoke shows. They have never failed me. Yes, you do have to change the batteries after about 12-15 hours of use, but who cares. The quality of vocals and sound from these mics stand far and above some of the much more expensive wireless systems that I've heard and used (Shure, Seinnheiser). For those that complain about cut-outs...it tells you on the box that it has a 30ft. range. I've used them from up to 50 ft. away with a full charge battery. People compliment the sound all of the time. FYI, I use a Numark FX Mixer, Behringer B215D Speakers and my Audio Technica mics, all of which I purchased from Musician's Friend. I highly recommend these mics!
Great quality, just don't let the drunks drop them on the floor.
Exceptional value!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

You Get What You Pay For

I was looking for a mike with out drop outs. This one is not it. When the Audio-Technica ATW-252 Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless Systemfirst arrived I hooked it up and tested the reception...Read complete review

I was looking for a mike with out drop outs. This one is not it. When the Audio-Technica ATW-252 Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless Systemfirst arrived I hooked it up and tested the reception up stairs down stairs even going outside at my house. It was great, no drop outs. I have used this brand in hard wired mikes and have always liked the sound. This mike has great sound. When I used the unit for the first time in a reception Hall it was to much for the transmitter to handle and the drop outs were many. With the mike set on high power or low power seems to make little difference. It does reject feed back well. I have used the mike in many venues and the results are same. Sounds good but drop outs way to much. Next time I'll go with a UHF system to give it a try.I expected more from the Audio-Technicabrand, for the price I should have known it would have a flaw.

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5.0

Good bargain

By 

from Oil City PA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

    Doesn't come with 1/4 ' jack connection, ad should state that! Good mic, great bargain.

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    5.0

    Works great - seems to be reliable.

    By 

    from Corona, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

        This unit is better than the others I have looked at, including the Gemini, and a few others.

        It's not as expensive as the EV which cost a lot more, and I think these deliver pretty good performance - professional grade.

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        5.0

        A very good wireless system

        By 

        from Baton Rouge,La.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

          I read the reviews for this system,and most of the reviews were good.So i said why not give this system a try.I must say it's a very good system for the price. We had no feed back no matter where we were.We didn't have to do any adjustments.The sound from this mike is very clear. We are very pleased with this system.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Pleased

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • User Friendly
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

          Decent, sturdy product for quite a deal!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Do not buy more than one

          By 

          from Lousiana

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

            These work great if you only buy one. If you buy more than one with the intention of using them together, they will pope, scream and make frequency noises. i bought three, tried to adjust multiple times, and they still popped.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works well for the money!

            By 

            from North Dakota

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Range limited

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

            Sometimes cuts out for a second when switching channels but works well if you stay within its range. Sound quality is very good.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Mic for the Money

            By 

            from Kentucky

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

            I would highly recommend this product.
            I have owned my Audio-Technica 252's for over 2 years. I use them every week for my karaoke shows. They have never failed me. Yes, you do have to change the batteries after about 12-15 hours of use, but who cares. The quality of vocals and sound from these mics stand far and above some of the much more expensive wireless systems that I've heard and used (Shure, Seinnheiser). For those that complain about cut-outs...it tells you on the box that it has a 30ft. range. I've used them from up to 50 ft. away with a full charge battery. People compliment the sound all of the time. FYI, I use a Numark FX Mixer, Behringer B215D Speakers and my Audio Technica mics, all of which I purchased from Musician's Friend. I highly recommend these mics!
            Great quality, just don't let the drunks drop them on the floor.
            Exceptional value!

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Decent If used wisely

            By 

            from Georgia

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

            This is a decent little mic. The pros first, the quality is way better then anything in its price range. It has a decent sound if the source is strong. It is lightweight. Cons, VHF, cutouts, eats batteries. So experiences, I have used two of these for use in a school auditorium and gymnasium. I have also used it for weddings. Lots of cutouts during peprallies and games. Had problems picking up the voices of the female teachers because they had very weak voices. My principal, I and other coaches had no problem projecting through the system and didn't have as many problems. Mine has held up to many drops and moving around. So in my opinion it is a great lightweight product, but do not expect a professional piece of equipment, I mean look at the price.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            You Get What You Pay For

            By 

            from Mansfield, Ohio

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

            I was looking for a mike with out drop outs. This one is not it. When the Audio-Technica ATW-252 Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless Systemfirst arrived I hooked it up and tested the reception up stairs down stairs even going outside at my house. It was great, no drop outs. I have used this brand in hard wired mikes and have always liked the sound. This mike has great sound. When I used the unit for the first time in a reception Hall it was to much for the transmitter to handle and the drop outs were many. With the mike set on high power or low power seems to make little difference. It does reject feed back well. I have used the mike in many venues and the results are same. Sounds good but drop outs way to much. Next time I'll go with a UHF system to give it a try.I expected more from the Audio-Technicabrand, for the price I should have known it would have a flaw.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Save Your Money

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-252 200 Series Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System:

            The Audio-Technica ATW-252 Freeway VHF Handheld Wireless System is a waste of time and money! Even when you buy the most expensive 9v batteries, the mike still drops! I preach every sunday and record-this mic makes it impossible! Save your money and invest in a better system.

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