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Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System  

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    Very affordable and very good.

    The Audio Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System is designed to provide reliable performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. The Freeway Wireless Microphone System includes the ATW-R250 receiver and the ATW-T201 body-pack transmitter on a specific crystal-controlled frequency. 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-T201 UniPak body-pack transmitter

    The versatile ATW-T201 UniPak body-pack transmitter has both a high-impedance input for instruments, and a low-impedance input with bias connection for use with dynamic and electret condenser microphones. The ATW-T201 uses internal 9-volt batteries and has an Off/Standby/On switch, input Trim (level) adjustment, and battery-save switch.

    Features

    • Easy operation and clear, natural sound quality
    • Reliable performance and durable construction
    • 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.

     

    ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System Specifications:

    • 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-T201 Body-pack transmitter
    • RF Power Output: 0 mW High position, 2 mW Low position, typical
    • Spurious Emissions: Under federal regulations
    • Dynamic Range: >=90 dB, A-weighted
    • Input Connections: High impedance, low impedance, bias
    • Battery (not included): 9V (NEDA type 1604) alkaline, not included
    • Current Consumption: 30 mA typical
    • Battery Life: Approximately 15 hours in high position; approximately 8 hours in low position, (depending on battery type and use pattern)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.56" x 4.33" x 1.00", (65.0 x 110.0 x 25.4 mm)
    • Net Weight (without batteries): 2.8 oz (78 grams)
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    Audio-TechnicaATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System
     
    3.5

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

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      (3)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      What can you afford?

      If you are using this to get away from stage clutter, keep the receiver in close proximity to your guitar and you should be fine. A lot of public services, i.e. State...Read complete review

      If you are using this to get away from stage clutter, keep the receiver in close proximity to your guitar and you should be fine. A lot of public services, i.e. State Troopers, aviation, marine, and emergency management operate in the VHF range and may intefere occasionally if they are close by. Our youth praise team use this at the same venue weekly in a 30 by 50 foot room with few complaints and it fits our budget. If you are a total shredder and you are gigging in different places and running around the stage and into the crowd, this probably won't fill the bill. Your sound tech. will know what will work and what won't.
      Very simple unit with an adjustment for guitar or mic. level, depending on the application. Low power switch , for conserving the battery or High power to improve reception and reduce local interference.
      Very easy to operate with good instructions on how to set the unit up. This is not a sophisticated professional grade product, however, for the price it is durable enough and reliable enough to support most guitarist who want one less cord tying them down..

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I'd pass it up

      I have a 700 series AT wireless and it works like a dream! The 251, I'd pass on. I bought this as a quick fix for my wireless needs for my bass. It...Read complete review

      I have a 700 series AT wireless and it works like a dream! The 251, I'd pass on. I bought this as a quick fix for my wireless needs for my bass. It does the job but, it sucks tone. Also, if you stand near metal or go a fair distance it cuts out. While it does the job, save the money for the 700 series, its worth it. Also, you have to buy the cable seperately (which they fail to mention) and AT customer service is complete crap.

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      5.0

      Great Unit!

      By JPISCOPO29

      from POMONA, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

        This is a great unit especially for the price, very easy to use and works as intended. Highly recommend!!

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        4.0

        Why stop now?

        By harryevan

        from NoCo

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Least Expensive Option

        Cons

        • Discontinued
        • Only 3 Fixed Channels

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

        It's been discontinued, so you may not be able to get a new one, soon. It will work for the time being. Only 3 frequency choices limits things a bit, ties you to the mic with a bass and two guitars. If A/T came out with an inexpensive send and receive system that would combine wireless instrument and lip mic sends as well as in-ear monitoring, in selectable UHF, they'd have something.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I like this product. Worth the money

        By Chitodenise1

        from Marfa Tx

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          I could play even from one side of the house through the walls and everything. The sound is pretty incredible for being wireless. Will update while I play with it more.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          What can you afford?

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          If you are using this to get away from stage clutter, keep the receiver in close proximity to your guitar and you should be fine. A lot of public services, i.e. State Troopers, aviation, marine, and emergency management operate in the VHF range and may intefere occasionally if they are close by. Our youth praise team use this at the same venue weekly in a 30 by 50 foot room with few complaints and it fits our budget. If you are a total shredder and you are gigging in different places and running around the stage and into the crowd, this probably won't fill the bill. Your sound tech. will know what will work and what won't.
          Very simple unit with an adjustment for guitar or mic. level, depending on the application. Low power switch , for conserving the battery or High power to improve reception and reduce local interference.
          Very easy to operate with good instructions on how to set the unit up. This is not a sophisticated professional grade product, however, for the price it is durable enough and reliable enough to support most guitarist who want one less cord tying them down..

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works well...

          By Matthew Santy

          from Westfield, Ma

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          Bottom line - If you want a Shenheiser or Line6 unit and can afford it - do it. Othewwise - This is a great option for backups or beginning players.

          Just make absoluteluy SURE to read the manuals &amp; set all the internal &amp; external switches and pots and your golden. Anyone that gives this a bad rating simply has no clue how to set up their rig.
          A very simple set- I keep mounted in my rack as a backup to my old Senheiser. Find myself using it more and more recently. No tone suckage if you know how to use your gear effectively.There are internal ipd switches with a n internal tool to make setting adjustments n thetransmitter. This is where most prople go wrong with it I feel. You HAVE to know your gear before you play it out.

          Good distance for a VHF - which "flavors" tone much less then UHF recievers in my opinion. Defineately a "no-brainer" for club gigs and the like where extreme distances are not an issue. biggest issue - MAKE SURE that you dont have another mic/instrument wireles working on VHF or Chan 2 UHF.
          No issues - works like a champ. Have dropped several times. DO RECOMEND that you run the power supply to a Furman / Juice Goose distributor which takes care of drop-outs 100%. Correct Voltage does wonders for wireless.
          BEST wireless for the low cost. As a Player for 20+ years - and a veteran of the Nashvill union circut I always recomend buying the best you can afford, and making sure that your gear is connected using the best quality cables you can get your hands on - and dont forget power conditioning for any wreless unit.


          Bottom line - If you want a Shenheiser or Line6 unit and can afford it - do it. Othewwise - This is a great option for backups or Beginning players.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          real junk

          By old country

          from tennessee

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          I bought this wireless and had problems from the first time I plugged it in, it fed back, snapped cracked and popped, I returned it for warranty and they returned it saying they could identify no problems, so now I was out the cost of shippingto.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Avoid

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          It is cheap and picks up white noise and radio signals. It often cracks in and out, especially at larger gigs where there are lots of signals flying around. Spend the extra 100 to get a more effective wireless. I own this, but I never use it. I use patch chord because I know the wireless will just conk out on me.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome!

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          A great wireless system! It works for very long distances and gives a clear sound. It is easy to use and is just plain awesome! I've had it for about 2 years now and I've had no problems at all!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So Much Fun!!!

          By Griffin--0zj1

          from Columbia, SC

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          I purchased this product for a big show my band was playing, it was by far the best investment i made for the show. Both me and my other guitarist had wireless systems and spent alot of time running through the crowd. It is not the top of the line wireless but it gets the job done at a decent price.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Eh..

          By drkdrkdrk

          from New York.

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATW-251 Freeway VHF Guitar Wireless System:

          this thing is great and affordable. When I first got it it worked great. I could walk anywhere. I went from one side of my house to the other then went upstairs and i hear the bass clear as if I was right there plugged in with a cord. I have not ever used it in a gig yet but it is starting to all go down hill. My biggest problem is the antenna on the body pack. It is long, flaps around and decides to pick up signal when i it wants. I put new batteries and tried everything to get it working but it just won't work.

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