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Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System

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Product Highlights

  • VHF Portable Transmitter & Receiver
  • ATR35 Miniature Lavalier
  • ATR20 Dynamic Handheld Microphone

You Pay: $125.93

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The Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System is a portable, versatile VHF wireless microphone system ideal for video applications, general PA applications, aerobics and fitness instruction, worship and more. The TwinMic system consists of a camera-mountable VHF receiver, bodypack transmitter, ATR35 miniature lavalier and ATR20 dynamic handheld microphone.

Both included microphones are wired, and connect to the bodypack for wireless operation. Connect the ATR35 lavalier for completely hands-free speech, and the ATR20 handheld for applications that require a handheld microphone. A 9V battery (each) keeps the transmitter and receiver powered for up to 8 hours.

Includes ATR35 miniature lavalier condenser microphone for "hands-free" uses such as aerobics, dance, theater, lectures and "newscaster-style" videos
Includes ATR20 dynamic microphone for handheld uses such as singing, talking, recording and videos
Compact, ultra-lightweight transmitter and receiver are each powered by a single 9V battery
Normal operating range 100'; up to 300' under optimum conditions
Two user-switchable frequencies for interference-free operation
Includes earphone for real-time monitoring capability
Durable, rubber-coated, flexible receiver antenna can be positioned for best reception
Includes belt-clip and quick, reliable camera mount adapter for easy positioning and use
System
Operating Frequency T24 (169.505MHz & 170.305MHz)
Channels 2
Modulation Mode FM
Receiver
Receiving Mode FM Superheterodyne
Receiving Sensitivity 2 µV for 30dB S/N
DC Input 9V DC (center-positive)
Battery 9V alkaline (not included)
8 hours nominal
Consumption 50mA
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.09 x 2.44 x 0.94" (104.0 x 62.0 x 24.0mm)
Weight 3.5 oz (100 g)
Transmitter
Modulation FM
6 mV for full deviation
Battery 9V alkaline (not included)
8 hours nominal
Current Consumption 50 mA
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.09 x 2.44 x 0.94" (104.0 x 62.0 x 24.0mm)
Weight 2.8 oz (80 g)
Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System
  • VHF Portable Beltpack Transmitter
  • VHF Portable Receiver
  • Belt Clip
  • Camera Shoe-Mount Adapter
  • Monitor Earphone
  • Audio Output Cable
  • Hook-and-Loop Tape
  • Self-Adhesive Foam
  • Flexible Antenna
  • Mini-Plug to 1/4" Adapter
  • Lifetime Limited End-User Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaATR288W VHF TwinMic System
     
    4.0

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (36)
    • Lightweight (35)
    • Good audio (29)
    • Compact (26)
    • Versatile (25)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (6)
    • Poor sound quality (6)
    • Unreliable (6)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (27)
    • Outdoor events / games (23)
    • Home studio (18)
    • Professional recording (14)
    • Performances (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (39), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You get what you didn't ask for

    I must admit, I was very enthusiastic about ordering my Azden Wireless system for my video shoots. Being a small business, I tried to save money and saw that the Azden was in...Read complete review

    I must admit, I was very enthusiastic about ordering my Azden Wireless system for my video shoots. Being a small business, I tried to save money and saw that the Azden was in my price range.I read mixed reviews about it at quite a few sites, and B&H was in the same ball park price wise, so I called them with every intention on sounding like I knew exactly what I wanted, and was about to order the Azden,when I decided to humble myself, and ask for some advice from B&H. A young lady from the audio dept. came on and talked me out of Azden and into the Audio-Technica. THANK YOU, THANK YOU whoever you were. This unit is perfect for my needs, built well and works great. I highly recommend it to anyone with a small budget looking for a wireless system, and I highly recommend the staff at B&H. They know their stuff and they back it up. It was even on sale, which made it even cheaper than the one I originally looked at.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Functional yet could be better

    It does what I need it to do, mainly capture audio while I am speaking at the front of a room during a seminar to the video camera in the back of the room....Read complete review

    It does what I need it to do, mainly capture audio while I am speaking at the front of a room during a seminar to the video camera in the back of the room. However, as others have already noted, if there is anything in between you and the camera such as a wall or solid object the audio degrades and there is a lot of fuzz in the recording. You must have a clear line of site. The only other issue I have is the fact that they did not include a power adapter with the receiver. What good is having the power jack if they don't provide you with the part?

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    4.0

    Works well. No worries.

    By Raoul

    from Vienna, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

      Fir some years now, I have had one set of this transmotter/receiver pair. This purchase was for a second set. It has always given me reliable service, with no interference noted from other users of those same frequencies. For an inexpensive VHF FM wireless set, it is an excellent buy. I use rechargeable 9V batteries that save money on replacements.

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      5.0

      Solid Product

      By Frequent-C

      from Allentown, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

          We used these for commercial production at my previous employer and I was so impressed with the sound I went out and got 2 for myself. They sound great, you won't be disapointed.

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          5.0

          Works as advertised

          By BOB

          from Orlando, Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

            I have not used this product other than to test it for functionality. Depending on RF interference factors in the area where it is to be used will determine whether or not ths FM-band will be enough or I should move over to a UHF product. Budgetary constraints dictated I get this product. I plan to use it with my DSLR for talking head standups, etc. The two freq channels are a bonus, but if either channel doesn't eliminate RF interferences, then I'm out of luck, so fingers crossed. I can't think of anything bad about this product, Audio Technica has a good reputation for this kind of gear and I've worked professionally with their products for decades and have found them to be of excellent quality.

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            5.0

            Great product for beginners

            By Jafar

            from Calgary, Canada

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

            Cheap in price, great quality

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            5.0

            Quality addition to your interview kit

            By RyDar

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Interview
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

              Easy setup and sturdy design, but it's really the value that makes this wireless lav kit a solid addition to any interview/doc video package.

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              5.0

              Exactly what I needed

              By Ames

              from Missouri

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                You can't beat this mic system for the price! The sound quality that it picks up is very good. I've used it both indoors, in a conference room setting, as well as outdoors in open pasture. Picked up great sound from both parties in an interview. I'm pleased with the nice, solid clip. I've had others that break off easily. The small receiver is easily clipped onto the camera handle if you don't want to use the mounting tapes.

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                5.0

                Crisp Sound w/o breaking the bank

                By Dean

                from NJ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                  Was looking for something to record my DIY's and conduct interviews for my site. We cover big events with lots of noise to interviews sitting side by side. In both situation (controlled noise and uncontrolled noise) the handheld mic and clip on worked perfectly. I did have to make sure not to pick up static, but with the ear bud attachment to the transmitter, this made it all possible.

                  Also purchased a mic flag to attached to the mic and it all worked out great.

                  Overall, great price and sweet gear. Will be purchasing more for dual interviewing as it only comes with one receiver and I want more of an interactive chat then a passing of the mic to talk.

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                  4.0

                  A Great Package

                  By FF

                  from athens ga

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                  I have not yet officially used this system yet but when I did a trial run it worked very well. Going to be great startup package i think

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                  5.0

                  So Far So Good

                  By Vital Obsession TV

                  from Okmulgee, OK

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                    I use this product to film for an outdoor tv show I just received this product the other day and so far it is an awesome product for what I need it for. I would buy it again.

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                      3.0

                      Functional lav, hand-held useless

                      By JasonVideo

                      from Brevard County, FL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Price
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Bad Hand-held Mic
                      • Limited Functions
                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Interviews

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                      This is a pretty good "you get what you pay for" unit. The hand-held mic is so poorly made that it's not even usable. Lots of loose connection sounding noise. The quality of the transmitter and receiver feel good, not great. The lav sounds good with some minor noise. There are only 2 VHF frequencies to choose from so if those don't work you're out of luck. All that said, it's useful if you have a camera that accepts a mini-plug input.

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                      3.0

                      Good for the money

                      By Hawkman

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Events

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                      Good system for the price. I used the handheld mic for on camera interviews and got some low popping sounds at regular intervals - perhaps I should have switch to the other frequency.
                      Not very well made, the lavaliere microphone windscreen was lost the first 20 minutes of use.
                      Overall good for the money.

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                      3.0

                      Unepexted

                      By Sonny.Iverson

                      from Franklin, LA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                      I Was upset that product is a 3-pin to half inch adapter instead of XLR. Have not used product for production feed back.

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                      4.0

                      Best Wireless Mic for the $$

                      By Onesunich

                      from Santa Cruz, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                        We use the wireless mic for video production of teaching and demonstrating courses. The mic is good giving minimal interference, but sometimes when the person with the mic moves, an extra hum comes through the system (thus only 4 stars). More expensive systems without this hum cost several times more than this system.

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                        4.0

                        Great product for a small budget.

                        By Lynbryd

                        from Spencer, Indiana

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                        Like what I heard on youtube about this product. Also read the reviews. The sound quality is very good. Using this with a Canon T3i & already the sound has made a difference with the videos. Can't beat B&H prices.

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                        4.0

                        Mics are the weak link

                        By TCbob

                        from Traverse City, MI

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality
                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                        The transmitter and receiver work fine. On the first one I received, the handheld had a terrible crackling when the cable was slightly moved. I returned it and had the same problem with both the lav and handheld on the replacement - not as bad as the first one, but there should be NO crackling when the cables are moved. Are performers not supposed to move?? I am not talking about wiggling the connector or rustling when the mic pickup is rubbed - I am talking about cracking when the cable moves.

                        I have another AT mic with a better cable and it works great with the transmitter, but the mics that come with this system are garbage.

                        If you can live with some possible cracking when the mics are used, the system is fine. Or if you have another mic to use with the transmitter it is fine.
                        You'd have a hard time finding a quality transmitter and receiver for the price. The mic I am using successfully with this system is the Audio-Technica ATR6250.

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                        2.0

                        Crackles

                        By TCbob

                        from Traverse City, MI

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality
                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Events

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                        I had really high hopes for this system. With the first one I received, the lav worked perfectly, but there was TERRIBLE crackling anytime the handheld's cable was slightly moved. I exchanged it for second system and there was slight crackling on BOTH mics this time - not as bad as the original handheld, but way more than what I'd consider acceptable.

                        There really should be no crackling when the cable is moved on a mic. Do they expect that this mic will be completely stationary?? And I am not talking about cracking when you fiddle with the connector. It is crackling when the cable is moved.

                        I plugged in another handheld with a 3.5mm connector that I own and it sounded perfect. No crackling whatsoever. So I know it's the mics that come with this system causing the problem. The transmitter and receiver seem fine, but AT needs to step up the mic cables on this system. The other mic I plugged in that worked is an AT mic, so I know they can do it.

                        If you are using this for general 'loud speaker' purposes (like in a classroom or meeting room), it might be acceptable, but if you want clean audio recording, I'd avoid it.

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                        5.0

                        Nice unit, nice price

                        By Bill

                        from Tacoma, WA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                          I started using the mic in the field for educational videos of the work I do. Clean recording and no complaints. Hard to beat it for the price. And it comes with and omni-directional lapel mic and a uni-directional dynamic mic. Nice unit. Using it mainly for internet video posts. I doubt I would even consider it for professional recording but for me it is great.

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                          5.0

                          Classy and Cheap

                          By GOKHAN MUMCU

                          from ISTANBUL, TURKEY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                            We produce TV programs with this equipments.

                            Classy looking, compact and cheap.

                            Hanger is weak.

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                            5.0

                            Highly Recommend

                            By PSGA

                            from St. Louis

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                              Bought this system to use for filming golf Instructional videos. The system works great and there is absolutely no feedback or background noise. Easy to use and has a great range. I would recommend this to all.

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                              3.0

                              okay but not great

                              By John

                              from Bryan, TX

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Unreliable

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System:

                                As Realtors we wanted this to make video of real estate easy and wireless. There is intermittent static. Very affordable but not quick and easy. At least there is a monitor so you know if there is static or not.

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                                Batteries & Power

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                                Required item: Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

                                Duracell - 9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
                                • You Pay: $3.69
                                 
                                Watson - 9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery (250mAh)
                                • You Pay: $7.95
                                 

                                Accessory Packages

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                                An accessory kit is a great way to provide backup parts for your system.

                                B&H Photo Video - Lavalier Accessory Backup Kit - Medium (1/4") (6mm)
                                • You Pay: $11.95
                                 

                                Cables

                                Additional output cable is necessary for use with an XLR input.

                                Audio-Technica - CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System
                                • You Pay: $15.49
                                 

                                Headphones

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                                Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

                                Senal - SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
                                • You Pay: $89.99
                                 
                                Polsen - HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
                                • You Pay: $29.99
                                 

                                Cases & Protection

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                                Carry, store and protect your equipment in a bag or case.

                                Pelican - 1200 Case with Foam (Black)
                                • You Pay: $39.15
                                 

                                Stands & Support

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                                Mount your microphone on a stand.

                                Auray - TT-6110 Desktop Microphone Stand (Black)
                                • You Pay: $8.95
                                 

                                System Components

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                                Replacement components are great to have on hand in case they are lost or worn out over time.

                                Polsen - ULW-BLT Belt Clip For ULW-16 Wireless Receiver and Transmitter
                                • You Pay: $7.50
                                 
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