Adam Drake, Chief Audio Engineer at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, pictured with Audio-Technica wireless system rack components.
Stow, OH (November 8, 2013)—Since it opened in 2009, the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts in Franklin, NC has delivered dance, drama and musical performances with the help of an array of wireless microphones and systems from Audio-Technica.

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts’ microphone complement includes A-T’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System with 36 AEW-R5200 wireless receivers and AEW-T1000 belt pack transmitters, a dozen wireless handheld microphones (five AEW-T3300 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitters, four AEW-T5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitters and three AEW-T6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitters), 40 BP896 MicroPoint Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphones, and an AEW-DA550C UHF Antenna Distribution System.

“These microphones have made my life so much easier, and the performers who’ve worked here have been very happy,” says Adam Drake, chief audio engineer at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. “We’ve used the handheld microphones on everything from music to international folk dancing troupes, and they’ve responded fantastically to the sound. We’ve even used the AEW-T6100 on drums on our Folk Music Night, which is not necessarily what they’re intended to be used for, and the results were incredible.”