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

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Very affordable and very good.

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.

Consumer Alert:

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at: www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

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
 
4.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

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!

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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

better than I expected.

By Rick

from Tulsa,OK

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ

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

    I use this system for the first time at an outdoor venue. I was very impressed with the sound quality and the ease of use. I bought this to use as a backup, but ended up using it as my primary microphone. I would definitely buy this microphone again

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    5.0

    Good bargain

    By CR Music

    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 Raj

      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 P C

          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.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Pleased

            By Caro

            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!

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Do not buy more than one

            By rythmmasster

            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.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              200 Series Handheld

              By bwash

              from Austin, TX, USA

              Pros

              • Presentation/Spoken Word

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I just bought 3 of these mics for my Praise and Worship team and we have used them once and I enjoy the sound from them, now if I can just get them in that sweet spot so there are no drops I think all will be well. Overall I like the sound and the response from the mic as well as the housing of the mic itself(makes it more rugged). I just have to have a couple of questions answered and I think I will be golden. I also own several Shure mics and a couple of Sennheiser mics and the AT mics sound just as good. Good job guys.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Expert
                  • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                  • House of Worship
                  • How long have you used this product?:
                  • Less than a month
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                  • Audio Quality:
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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works well for the money!

                  By mx4lif

                  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 Joseph Nutt

                  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!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is an excellent buy and has great features!

                  By ngb2235

                  from Paris, TX, USA

                  Pros

                  • Presentation/Spoken Word

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      This wireless system is flawless and it a great buy for the money! I would highly recommend this system because it performs like none other.

                      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                      • Intermediate
                      • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                      • Corporate/Government/School
                      • How long have you used this product?:
                      • Up to a year
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