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— The BPHS1-XF4 offers users a high-performance integrated microphone and headphone combination perfect for a wide range of intercom system applications —

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011Audio-Technica (booth 915), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is showing the new BPHS1-XF4 Communications Headset at InfoComm 2011. Based on Audio-Technica’s popular BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset, the BPHS1-XF4 is designed for use with intercom systems for broadcast, theaters, sports, live events or anywhere a high-quality communications headset is required.

The rugged BPHS1-XF4 offers natural, highly intelligible stereo reproduction, featuring closed-back circumaural (around-the-ear) ear cups designed to provide maximum comfort and ambient noise rejection with minimal ear fatigue.  The BPHS1-XF4 also has a professional boom-mounted moving coil dynamic microphone that can be positioned for use on either side of the mouth.

The BPHS1-XF4’s microphone has a unidirectional polar pattern tailored for pickup of speech with maximum voice intelligibility over a wide frequency range. A high-performance neodymium magnet in the microphone ensures a high output level and detailed sound reproduction. The microphone is more sensitive to sound originating directly in front of the element, making it useful in reducing pickup of unwanted, off-axis sounds. The flexible gooseneck boom swivels for easy positioning on either the right or left side.

The headset’s dual earphones offer an extended frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz for smooth, natural sound reproduction. At the heart of each earpiece, a 40-mm neodymium driver offers impressive power handling ideal for high maximum sound pressure levels. Generously padded circumaural ear cups provide acoustic isolation and long-wearing comfort; the adjustable headband is also crafted and cushioned for listening comfort.

The BPHS1-XF4 comes standard with the BPCB4 cable (terminating in a 4-pin XLRF-type connector) and three AT8162 windscreens. Additionally, for broadcast applications, the BPHS1-XF4 can easily be transformed into a broadcast headset by changing to the BPCB1 cable with 3-pin XLR-type/stereo ¼” terminations (available separately).

The BPHS1-XF4 will be available August 2011 with a MSRP list price of $279.00. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts@audio-technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio-technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot@audio-technica-europe.com).

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth 915 during InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, FL.

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