Audio-Technica is preparing for the upcoming shift away from wireless systems operating in the 600MHz band (614 to 698MHz) with a wide-ranging trade-in rebate program.
The program will assist wireless users in switching to a new system that accommodates the new guidelines, on their terms, through 31 March 2019. For each 600MHz wireless system traded in (regardless of manufacturer) on the “Trade In On Your Terms” program, customers can receive a rebate on an eligible Audio-Technica wireless system.
The shift is mandated by law as a result of the ongoing FCC wireless spectrum reallocation initiative, which has a deadline of 13 July 2020.
The transition period will create an uncertain operating environment for users of 600MHz wireless systems, who will be affected differently depending on their geographic location. Due to the complexity of the reallocation and the number of parties involved, there is no way to accurately predict just how – or when – individual users will be affected by these changes, so this new program offers Audio-Technica customers the flexibility to budget for a new system in plenty of time.
Once customers have verified that their trade-in system operates in the 600MHz band, they can purchase an eligible Audio-Technica wireless system in the US and its territories from the list below:
•2000 Series (single channel): $50 trade-in rebate
•3000 Series (single channel): $75 trade-in rebate
•4000 Series (single channel): $150 trade-in rebate
•5000 Series (dual channel): $450 trade-in rebate
•System 10 Stack-Mount (single channel): $50 trade-in rebate
•System 10 Stompbox (single channel): $50 trade-in rebate
•System 10 Camera-Mount (single channel): $75 trade-in rebate
•System 10 PRO Rack-Mount (single channel): $75 trade-in rebate
•System 10 PRO Rack-Mount (dual channel): $150 trade-in rebate
•M2 (single channel): $90 trade-in rebate
•M3 (single channel): $120 trade-in rebate
Those wishing to trade in can then register online here. Once registered, users will need to follow the instructions provided and mail the relevant documents and equipment, full details of which can be found at www.audio-technica.com/600mhztradein.