A-T had a blast in Anaheim, CA last week during the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show! From product expansions to product awards and having fun with our friends at Jam in the Van, keep reading for a recap of our time at the 2020 NAMM Show.
While at NAMM 2002, we were honored to received several awards including TEC Award Nominations for the AT-LP140XP, ATM350GL, and 5000 Series (Third Generation), Music & Sound Retailer Awards’ Best Percussion Accessory of 2019 for PRO-DRUM4 Bundle, FOH Gold Star Product Award’s Most Versatile Headworn Mic Line for the BP89x Line, and ProSoundWeb Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 for the ATH-M60x and 5000 Series Wireless System.
3000 Series Wireless Expansion with Network Control and Monitoring Option
At NAMM 2020, we displayed the expansion of our acclaimed 3000 Series (Fourth Generation) Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems with the addition of a network port. This new addition allows network control and monitoring along with the same easy setup, versatile operation and rock-solid, richly detailed high-fidelity sound as standard 3000 Series components.
Expanding on the functionality of the standard 3000 Series Wireless Systems, the new network control and monitoring option is unique for a wireless system in this price category, as it allows the 3000 Series to be compatible with A-T’s new proprietary Wireless Manager software.
Wireless Manager Software for Network Wireless Systems
At NAMM 2020, A-T announced the release of its Wireless Manager software, a Mac OS/Windows application for remote configuration, control, monitoring, spectrum management, and frequency coordination of compatible A-T devices in sound reinforcement or installed sound applications. With connectivity support for the 5000 Series (Third Generation) Wireless Microphone Systems and the newly expanded 3000 Series, the Wireless Manager software offers a broad range of control and management functions of networked devices, grouped into three tabs: Device List, Frequency Coordination, and Monitor.
Bundles for Content Creators
A-T also displayed four bundles catered to content creators, including podcasters, live-streamers, YouTubers, and beyond. Developed in direct response to customer input, these highly cost-effective bundles provide turnkey microphone/headphone solutions for all aspects of content creation. Two bundles feature USB outputs to directly connect with computers, while the other two feature XLR outputs for more flexibility to connect with professional mixers or digital interfaces. All bundles feature a microphone with mount, the ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones, and a custom boom arm with desk mount. The included boom arms are pre-threaded with the appropriate USB or XLR microphone cables compatible with the included microphones for a sleek, clutter-free appearance. Explore the different bundles available:
- The AT2005USBPK bundle includes an AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, and custom boom arm
- The AT2020PK bundle includes an AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, and custom boom arm
- The AT2020USB+PK bundle includes an AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, and custom boom arm
- The AT2035PK bundle includes an AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, custom boom arm, and shock mount
Complete Range of Studio Headphones
A-T’s M-Series consists of the following models: ATH-M70x, ATH-M60x, ATH-M50x, ATH-M40x, ATH-M30x and ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones. Our critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and while on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. The pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Top audio engineers agree that the M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done, hour after hour, year after year.
Third-Generation 5000 Series Wireless System
A-T’s third-generation 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems were also on display at NAMM 2020. Designed for use on professional tours, in stadiums, concert halls, festivals, houses of worship, and other demanding audio environments, the 5000 Series (Third Generation) Wireless Systems provide incredible audio quality and proven, critically acclaimed performance for artists, broadcasters and presenters worldwide.
These wireless systems continue to offer the highest-quality wireless live sound, with dual-compander circuitry that processes high and low frequencies separately and True Diversity operation. The receiver features a tuning bandwidth of 144 MHz: DF1 470–608 MHz and 657–663 MHz (duplex gap), and users have the option of selecting a standard receiver (ATW-R5220) with two balanced XLR outputs or a receiver (ATW-R5220DAN) that also includes a Dante output.
Hanging with Jam in the Van
During NAMM 2020, we were lucky to have A-T sponsored organization Jam in the Van in good company, who had some great performances in the van using favorite A-T mics all weekend! They ran a battle of the bands in lead up to the event that raised over $14,000 for the Ohio-based charity, the Beeps Foundation. Congratulations to the winning band of the contest, Paracosmic!
For more photos from NAMM 2020, check out our Facebook Photo Album.
Did you get a chance to stop by the Audio-Technica booth at the 2020 NAMM Show? Let us know what product sparked your interest in the comments below!