Audio-Technica Grabs Three Nominees at 35th Annual TEC Awards; Ships Out ES925 Modular Gooseneck Microphone Systems

Three Audio-Technica products have been nominated for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the 35th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. In addition, the company is now shipping its new Engineered Sound line of modular microphone systems with several dozen variations of the ES925 gooseneck microphone.

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35th Annual TEC Awards
The following three products have been nominated:

  • 5000 Series (Third Generation) Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless System, in the category “Wireless Technology”
  • AT-LP140XP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable, in the category “DJ Production Technology”
  • ATM350GL Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with Guitar Mounting System, in the category “Microphones – Sound Reinforcement”

The 35th annual TEC Awards will be presented Saturday, January 18, 2020, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
“It is a true honor to see our products once again nominated by industry professionals for outstanding technical achievement,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director, Professional Markets. “It is always gratifying to be recognized by our peers for the hard work that has gone into creating our products. We thank the nomination panel for recognizing us. We look forward to finding out the results in Anaheim in January 2020.”

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites.

ES925 Modular Gooseneck Microphone Systems
All ES925 modular microphone components are interchangeable with each other, allowing users to configure each microphone system from a choice of three different polar patterns (“C,”/cardioid “H”/hypercardioid and “ML”/MicroLine designations); four power module options (“DS5,” “FM3,” “FM5” and “XLR” designations) and six different gooseneck lengths — a total of 72 new offerings.

Each new ES modular microphone system includes a microphone element, gooseneck, and a power module. Compatible low-profile microphone elements are offered in one of three polar patterns: cardioid, hypercardioid, and MicroLine, respectively offering 120-degree, 100-degree and 90-degree acceptance angles (an omnidirectional element is available separately). The interchangeable condenser microphone elements provide full-range, natural sound.

The desk stand, flush-mount power modules, and all mic element housings feature highly visible, two-state RGB LED status indicators. The 5-pin desk stand is also equipped with a touch-sensitive capacitive-type user switch with local and remote switching options and a UniSteep filter that provides steep low-frequency attenuation to improve sound pickup without affecting vocal reproduction quality. The 3-pin and 5-pin flush-mount power module options mount unobtrusively in tabletops and come with isolators that provide mechanical dampening of the mounting surface. Both versions are equipped with a capacitive touch switch to enable local muting of the microphone. The 3-pin XLR power module version plugs into any standard XLRF-type connector or mounts to 5/8″-27 stands using the included quick-mount stand adapter. The XLR version allows LED control when used with ATUC series products and the AT8699R desk stand. All four power module versions include UniGuard RFI-shielding technology.