Live Design Productions Chooses Audio-Technica’s System 10 PRO Digital Wireless

It might have been at the Consumer Electronics Show or the Detroit Auto show or any of dozens of other key trade events on the calendar every year, but there is a good chance that many have seen and heard AV systems supplied by Live Design Productions (LDP), a leading AV systems vendor to Fortune 500 technology companies and other clients.

When they need to communicate a message at an event, it has to be clear and precise, and that’s why LDP’s first choice for wireless audio at these events is the System 10 PRO rack-mount digital wireless microphone system from Audio-Technica.

LDP has deployed the System 10 PRO for global clients, including Bridgestone, Firestone, 3M, Tata and others, assuring that their message always gets through the often-raucous racket that pervades so many trade show floors.

“It’s incredibly reliable for environments like those,” observes Andrew Bartlett, president of Minneapolis-based LDP. He cites three key advantages that the System 10 PRO offers: three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space; easy setup and user-friendly operation that makes the System 10 PRO ready to go right out of the box; and, of course, fantastic sound that makes a trade show sound like a concert.

“Ninety percent of our clientele are Fortune 500 tech companies, but they’re still not going to want to have to spend a lot of effort and time on setting up their wireless microphone at an important trade show, and the System 10 PRO assures us that they won’t have to,” he explains. “It’s ready to go right out of the box.” 

Bartlett is also impressed with the system’s frequency agility.

“We’ll be on site two or three days before the start of a show, scanning and setting up wireless frequencies,” he says. “But as soon as it opens you might find that someone else’s wireless is interfering with yours. Well, the System 10 PRO’s frequency-hopping ability gets us around that easily. As a result, we don’t have to have someone on site for every rental.”

In addition, the System 10 PRO operates in the 2.4-GHz range, which is outside of TV bands and which will continue to provide uninterrupted operation for years after the RF spectrum repack begins this year.

LDP now fields nearly a dozen System 10 PRO systems, each with both bodypack and wired microphones included. There is also an option for the inclusion of an Audio-Technica BP894-TH MicroSet subminiature cardioid condenser headworn microphone. “The System 10 PRO is totally reliable and always great sounding,” says Bartlett. “We’ve been super happy with it, and so have all of our customers.”

Audio-Technica’s System 10 PRO rack-mount digital wireless system provides the same interference-free operation in the 2.4-GHz range (outside TV bands) as the original System 10 wireless system but with expanded features and versatility. The durable half-rack chassis is equipped to house two receiver units that can be operated locally or released from the chassis and mounted remotely (up to 328 feet away) via Ethernet cable. Up to five chassis (10 receiver units) can be linked using the RJ12 cable included with each system, creating a stable, multichannel system with the simultaneous use of up to 10 channels. 

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Like all the products in the System 10 wireless family, the System 10 PRO rack-mount digital wireless system features 24-bit operation, easy setup, clear, natural sound quality, and three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver unit to maximize signal integrity.


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