Audio-Technica’s AT8539 power module. Stow, OH (October 18, 2007)–Audio-Technica has premiered its AT8539 power module, which allows any Audio-Technica “cW” Wireless Essentials microphone with 4-pin locking connector to be used in a wired configuration.
Designed to offer more versatility to audio and video production professionals, the AT8539 reportedly permits switching from wireless to wired audio acquisition using the same microphone, eliminating the need to carry two separate mics (wired and wireless) into the field. It also allows production facilities to standardize on microphones for studio (wired) and field (wireless) use.
“I look at the AT8539 power module as an insurance policy for the audio or video production professional who instantly needs to convert their wireless mic to a hard-wired configuration,” says Steve Savanyu, Audio-Technica marketing manager. “The AT8539 provides a back-up plan for the engineer faced with a highly congested RF environment, a set of depleted batteries, or other issues. This is a cost-effective solution that makes a great tool for a field production kit.”