Audio-Technica has released a new camera-mounted digital wireless system, designed with a speedy setup for fast shooters – System 10.

The new wireless system features 24-bit/48kHz wireless operation, in a 2.4 GHz range. With a 12-hr internal rechargeable battery (receiver only), battery indicators on each display, and the ability to connect up to eight transmitters to a single receiver. Audio output is via a 3.5mm mini jack, with a switch selection between TRS balanced/unbalanced (dual mono), a separate headphone port and volume control.

The receiver has multiple mounting options to accommodate most cameras or recording devices, and each of the handheld, lapel or body-pack configurations come with a receiver, transmitter and a hot/cold shoe mount. In addition, the system is designed to automatically select channels, sync and setup, meaning not only will you be able to start filming quickly, but it should also stay free from TV interference.

System 10 mounted to Panasonic camcorders and Canon DSLR

System 10 mounted to Panasonic camcorders and Canon DSLR

Price and Availability

The System 10 camera-mount digital wireless system is now available in three configurations:

  • ATW-1702 handheld transmitter system,with a price tag of US$399,95
  • ATW-1701L lapel mic./body-pack system, with a price tag of US$449.95
  • ATW-1701 body-pack system (no mic),with a price tag of US$379.95

More Info:



  • Operating Frequencies: 2.4 GHz ISM band
  • Dynamic Range: >109 dB (A-weighted), typical
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.05% typical
  • Operating Range:
    • 30 m (100′) radius, 60 m (200′) diameter typical
    • Open range environment with no interfering signals
  • Operating Temperature Range:
    • 0° C to +40° C (32° F to 104° F)
    • Battery performance may be reduced at very low temperatures
  • Frequency Response:
    • 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Depending on microphone type


  • Receiving System: Diversity (frequency/time/space)
  • Maximum Output Level: 3.5 mm (1/8″), TRS balanced: +6 dBV Dual mono, unbalanced: 0 dBV
  • Power Supply: 100-240V AC (50/60 Hz) to 5V DC 0.5A switched mode external USB-type external power supply
  • Battery: Internal Battery: 3.7V rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Battery Life:
    • 12 hours
    • Depending on environmental conditions
    • Battery Charging Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
    • Depending on environmental conditions
    • Charging Temperature Range: 5° C to +35° C (41° F to 95° F)
  • Dimensions: 56.0 mm (2.20″) W x 91.4 mm (3.60″) H x 27.8 mm (1.09″) D
  • Net Weight: 105 grams (3.7 oz)
  • Accessories Included: Two antennas; camera shoe mount; AC adapter (USB-type); USB cable; 3.5 mm (1/8″) stereo cable


  • RF Power Output: 10 mW
  • Spurious Emissions: Following federal and national regulations
  • Input Connections:
    • Four-pin Locking Connector
    • Pin 1: GND, Pin 2: INST INPUT,
    • Pin 3: MIC INPUT, Pin 4: DC BIAS +9V
  • Batteries: Two 1.5V AA not included
  • Battery Life:
    • >7 hours (alkaline)
    • Depending on battery type and use pattern
  • Dimensions: 70.2 mm (2.76″) W x 107.0 mm (4.21″) H x 24.9 mm (0.98″) D
  • Net Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz) without batteries


  • RF Power Output:10 mW
  • Spurious Emissions:Following federal and national regulations
  • Batteries: Two 1.5V AA not included
  • Battery Life:
    • >7 hours (alkaline)
    • Depending on battery type and use pattern
  • Dimensions:
    • 254.8 mm (10.03″) long,
    • 50.0 mm (1.97″) diameter
  • Net Weight: 280 grams (9.9 oz) without batteries
  • Accessory Included: AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp


Excerpts from PR

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