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Audio-Technica Backs CMA Awards For 15th Year

Nashville (November 14, 2008)--For the 15th consecutive year, Audio-Technica supported the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held earlier this week, by providing vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show.
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Audio-Technica endorser and
2008 CMA Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney performs using
Audio-Technica's Artist Elite 5000
Series Wireless System with the
AEW-T3300 microphone/transmitter
and AEW-R5200 dual receiver at
the 42nd Annual CMA Awards.
Nashville (November 14, 2008)--For the 15th consecutive year, Audio-Technica supported the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held earlier this week, by providing vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show.

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The 42nd Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 12th, on ABC from the Sommet Center in Nashville, and featured more than 250 hard-wired and wireless Audio-Technica microphones. Backline vocal and instrument mics, as well as frontline wireless systems, were used by country artists ranging from Brooks & Dunn to Audio-Technica endorsers Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney for the live broadcast.

The audio was supervised by award-winning audio producers Michael Abbott and Tom Davis; ATK/Audiotek provided the sound system with FOH (front-of-house) production mixer Patrick Baltzell and FOH music mixer Rick Shimer; the broadcast music mix was handled by Frenchtown, New Jersey-based Music Mix Mobile music mixers John Harris and Jay Vicari.

Audio-Technica endorser Kenny Chesney once again won CMA's Entertainer of the Year, with 2008 being the fourth time he has taken home that award. Chesney performed using Audio-Technica's Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, with the AEW-T3300 microphone/transmitter and AEW-R5200 true diversity frequency-agile dual receiver. 5000 Series wireless systems were used with the AEW-T5400 microphone/transmitter for front-line vocals by Brooks & Dunn and Audio-Technica endorser Jason Aldean. The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included the AE5400 for vocals; AT4040 and AT4050 on overheads and guitar cabinets; AT4047 on guitars; AE5100 on overheads; AE2500 and ATM250 on kick; AE3000 and ATM350 on toms, percussion; ATM450 on hi hat; and ATM650 on snare.

Music mixer Jay Vicari stated, "For many years, Audio-Technica has been, and continues to be, my go-to mic because of clarity, fidelity, overall reliability and consistency from microphone to microphone. With A-T, I don't have to work as hard to get a great vocal sound, and that makes my life a lot easier. Plus, the quality of audio that comes through with A-T's RF is not sacrificed because it's a wireless--it's transparent."

Music mixer John Harris echoes Vicari's remarks: "For high-profile broadcast events like the CMAs, I always turn to Audio-Technica because you don't have any room for error. A-T gives me an unwavering level of confidence, as I know the mics will perform flawlessly regardless of the situation."

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