|Originally introduced at At Winter NAMM Show 2008, Audio-Technica displayed its new M3 and M2 wireless in-ear monitor systems at InfoComm 2008 in Las Vegas. Designed for working musicians who want control over what they hear onstage and are looking for a great alternative to traditional wedge monitors, both systems feature A-T’s Personal Mix Control, which offers independent control of volume and mix at the receiver.
Each system offers a lightweight body-pack stereo receiver and a stereo transmitter equipped with two 1/4"/XLR combo input connectors, into which users can connect line-level inputs from a mixing console. Both the M3 and M2 systems come with A-T EP3 earphones that offer a proprietary Audio-Technica dynamic driver for detailed high-fidelity sound, allowing performers to hear themselves at comfortable volumes. The EP3 earphones come with three sizes of rubber flexible eartips and a universal-fit foam tip for a custom fit, increased isolation and long-wearing listening comfort without ear fatigue.
M3's features include over 1250 selectable UHF channels, up to 16 simultaneous systems per frequency band, personal mix control, automatic frequency scanning, selectable 3.5 mm line-in jack connecting to ambient microphone or click track, backlit LCD display, step-through menus for setting preferences, XLR loop output, and additional IEM system or recording device with no signal degradation.
The M2 offers 100 selectable UHF channels with up to 10 simultaneous systems per frequency band. and LED indicators for level monitoring.