Audio Technica ATW-1501 Wireless Guitar System Pedal

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$350
Audio Technica ATW-1501
Audio Technica ATW-1501

Audio-Technica designed the ATW-1501 for guitarists and bassists who prefer their wireless receiver in stompbox form.

This configuration allows for hands-free muting/tuner operation, and lets you fit your wireless receiver into your existing pedalboard, to keep your gear organized.

It carries over the same features as the table top version of System 10, with the main difference being its compact stompbox profile and footswitch control. You can use the footswitch to either mute the sound, or toggle between the two outputs, which allows you to switch between two different amps or even rigs.

While other wireless systems only feature Space Diversity via the two receiver antenna, this pedal adds Time Diversity (send signals in multiple time slots) and Frequency Diversity (sends audio on two frequencies) to prevent interference and drop outs.

Specifications:

  • Transmitter: Bodypack
    • Battery: 2 x AA (Up to 7 Hours)
    • Guitar Cable: Hirose 4-pin to 1/4"
    • Dimensions: 2.76" x 4.21" x 0.98"
    • Weight: 0.22 lbs.
  • Receiver: ATW-R1500 Stompbox
    • Operating Range: 60 ft Radius (Open Range Environment)
    • Frequency Range: 2.4GHz ISM Band
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
    • Output: 2 x 1/4" TRS
    • Dimensions: 3.98" x 1.73" x 5.12"
    • Weight: 1.25 lbs.
  • Features: Pedal Profile, Output Mode Selector, Multi-Pairing, Frequency, Time and Space Diversity

Pros

Reviewers have mostly good things to say about the ATW1501 Stompbox, and it has been reported to work well with electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars and even bass. Many were impressed by its overall quality, reporting positive experiences with its sound and build.

Cons

There were some users who cautioned that the transmitter eats up battery quite fast, and recommends preparing multiple backup batteries before playing long sets.

Overall

We were recommending the ATW-1501 until May 2018 when, after a detailed review of the options, found there were more highly rated options available which you can find in our guide to Wireless Guitar Systems.