Audio-Technica M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System (Discontinued)
Japan based Audio-Technica has come a long way from manufacturing phonograph cartridges back in 1962, now they are considered as one of the biggest audio equipment manufacturers in the world. The Audio-Technica M3 showcases why the company continues to thrive in the face of stiff competition, it packs in impressive features while keeping the price much lower than what other brands offer.
The transmitter features an intuitive interface with LCD display, which you can use to mix two signal sources to achieve your preferred monitoring levels. You can have up to 16 M3 systems running on stage without any problems, or you can pair a single M3L transmitter with multiple receivers if you're just going for a single mix. Other features include built-in multi-level limiter and adjustable squelch for controlling annoying static noise.
- Transmitter: M3L
- Receiver: M3R
- Earphones: EP3
- Frequency Range: 575MHz-608MHz
- Number of Frequencies: 1321
- Transmitter Input: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
- Transmitter Output: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
- Receiver Output: 1 x 1/8"
- Receiver Power: 2 x AA Batteries
- Earphone Freq Response: 18Hz-18kHz
- Earphone Cable Length: 9.8"
Reviews have been consistent in saying that the Audio-Technica M3 performs exceptionally well, coming from both new and old users who have been working the M3 for years. Experienced drummers, vocalists, guitarists and engineers have mostly good things to say about their experience, specifically mentioning ease of use and sound quality as its finest features.
There are some users who complained about the receiver being bulky, while others find that batteries need to be replaced more often than what they wanted. There were also a few that had minor issues with the antennae, but they still gave the unit high ratings.
Unfortunately Audio-Technica have discontinued the M3 so we suggest that you look at our recommended list in our guide to Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems.